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Fellowships and jobs in the Research area in France. You will find below some recommendations for the mobility toward this country.

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National Research Agency (ANR) - Belmont Forum and International Group of Funding Agencies

Outline The International Group of Funding Agencies, is a global forum focusing on research into the major challenges associated with global environmental change. The Belmont Forum brings together the senior representatives of the principal funding agencies acrossthe world to "deliver the necessary knowledge to mitigate and adapt to harmful environmental changes…" ANR has ensured the vice-Chairmanship of the Belmont Forum since 2012.
Research Fields Global environmental change, new theme every year
Organization Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR – National Research Agency)
Nationalities The consortium involving a French partner must include a minimum of 2 partners from 2 other participating countries.
What is funded Small colaboration grants (maximum €200,000) or research grants (maximum €1,000,000)
Duration Varies
Call Annual, varies
Main Website www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr
Program Website http://www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/en/international-cooperation/international-partnerships/belmont-forum/

National Research Agency (ANR) - Industrial Chairs

Outline This program supports research projects jointly led by public research institutions and private companies. It encourages the integration of eminent French or foreign professors into higher education and research institutions and reinforces the best initiatives developed in French higher education and research. The program produces strong and lasting partnerships between research institutions and private companies in high priority and strategic fields. The Chairs perform fundamental and applied research while providing training through high-level research.
Research Fields All
Organization Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR – National Research Agency)
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary, equipment, and other program expenses. 50% funded by ANR (from €600,000 to €1,600,000), 50% by the private company.
Duration 4 years (renewable)
Call Annual, deadline usually in late January
Main Website www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr
Program Website www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr/CHINDUS-2015
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National Research Agency (ANR), National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience

Outline Through the CRCNS program, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and ANR support collaborative activities that will advance the understanding of nervous system structure and function, mechanisms underlying nervous system disorders, and computational strategies used by the nervous system.
Research Fields Computational Neuroscience
Organization Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR – National Research Agency), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Nationalities At least one French partner and one US partner
What is funded Research Proposals describing collaborative research projects or Data Sharing Proposals to enable sharing of data and other resources.
Duration Varies
Call Annual, deadline usually in November
Main Website www.agence-nationale-recherche.fr
Program Website http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5147

Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM) Drug Abuse Research Fellowships

Outline BRGM is interested in a variety of profiles to work in all branches of the Earth Sciences. Diversity, professional equality, mobility and continuing training are the keywords of BRGM’s career management policy.
BRGM recruits 60 to 80 people each year on permanent contracts, as well as doctoral and post-doctoral students, block-release trainees and others on professional integration, international volunteering and civic service schemes, and over 250 interns.
Research Fields Earth sciences
Organization Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM - French Geological Survey)
Nationalities All
What is funded Varies according to the position
Duration Varies
Call See website
Website http://www.brgm.eu
Website http://www.brgm.eu/join-brgm/careers-at-the-brgm

French Higher Education Institutions - Permanent Positions

Outline Permanent professor and associate professor positions in French universities and schools. To apply, candidates must first go through the qualification process on the galaxie website listed below. Approximately 3,000 positions are available each year.
Research Fields All
Organization French Universities
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary
Duration Permanent
Call Varies for each institution
Website https://www.galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/ensup/candidats.html and university websites (www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/cid20269/liste-des-universites-francaises.html)

French Higher Education Institutions - Visiting Professors

Outline This program is managed by each French university or “Grande école” and allows foreign professors and assistant professors to conduct research, with the option to teach (in English or French depending on the university), in a French higher education insti-tution. The length of these visiting positions varies from one to twelve months as permanent university professors accept temporary assignments in other French organizations.
Research Fields All
Organization French Universities
Nationalities All except French
What is funded Salary
Duration 1 to 12 months
Call Varies for each institution
Website International affairs website section of each French higher education institution.
_French university directory: http://www.cpu.fr/page-annuaire/

Research Organization Associate Professor Positions

Outline Permanent associate professor positions within participating universities. To apply, candidates must first go through the qualification process on the galaxie website listed below.
Research Fields All
Organization Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – National Center for Scientific Research), Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm – National Institute of Health and Medical Research), Universities
Nationalities All
What is funded • Salary (depends on age & experience) and health insurance
• Salary supplement of €6,000-15,000/year and a research budget of €10,000-20,000/year for 5 to 10 years
• 1/3 of normal teaching hours (64 lecture hours per year)
Duration Permanent
Call Annual, “qualification” deadline in December
Website www.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/cid22713/galaxie-le-portail-des-personnels-du-superieur.html
Positions will be advertised on the CNRS (www.cnrs.fr), Inserm (english.inserm.fr) and university websites.

Blaise Pascal International Research Chairs

Outline The French Government and the Ile-de-France Region established International Research Chairs to accommodate highly qualified, internationally acclaimed, foreign research scientists. Each Chair allows a foreign scientist to be hosted in one or more well-known higher learning or research institutions in the Paris/Ile-de-France region and provides them with a suitable environment, equipment and funding. The laureates are required to give about ten lectures, deliver an activity report and organize a public seminar at the end of their stay.
Research Fields All
Organization Fondation de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure
Nationalities All except French
What is funded Up to €200,000 for salary, health insurance, project research and related expenses.
Duration 12 to 24 months
Call Annual, deadline usually in January
Website http://www.chaires-blaise-pascal.ens.fr/

Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) – Life Sciences Division PhD Positions

Outline The mission of the CEA’s Life Sciences Division (DSV) is to bring technological innovation to two major issues: energy and health.
Each year, DSV awards grants for graduates who wish to conduct research in a DSV laboratory from its eight institutes located in and around Paris, Grenoble and south of France (Cadarache and Marcoule).
Research Fields Life sciences for health and energy
Organization Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA – Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission)
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary, health insurance and retirement plan
Duration 3 years
Call Annual, call opens in January, deadline in March
Main Website www-dsv.cea.fr/en
Program Website www-dsv.cea.fr/en/phd-program

Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) – Postdoctoral Positions

Outline This program supports scientists who wish to initiate and carry out an innovative research project in a CEA laboratory.
Research Fields Energy, Environment and Climate change (EEC), Life sciences and Biotechnologies (LSB), Key Enabling Technologies: microelectronics, nanosciences and nanotechnologies, advanced materials, photonics, robotics, embedded systems, advanced chemistry for energy, advanced manufacturing science and high performance computing (KET), High energy Physics, high energy density physics and Physics of the Universe (HPPU).
Organization Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA – Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission) and the European Commission
Nationalities All
What is funded Gross salary of €3,738-5,825 per month. This amount depends on age and experience and includes a mobility allowance.
Duration 1 to 4 years
Call Usually opens in June
Main Website www.cea.fr/english_portal/
Program Website eurotalents.cea.fr/

MINATEC Summer Program@GIANT

Outline Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree students from American universities are given the opportunity to conduct a research project at GIANT laboratories (CEA, CNRS, EMBL, ESRF, GEM, Grenoble-INP, ILL, UJF). The goal is to offer students an international experience in state of the art facilities and a deeper understanding of the research being carried out in France. The program also includes cultural and social activities, weekly scientific seminars, and visits of GIANT’s main research facilities.
Research Fields Various, including nanotechnologies, material sciences, biotechs, energy, physics
Organization Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA – Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission)
Nationalities All
What is funded Monthly stipend (depends on the host institution) , scientific and cultural activities.
Duration 10-12 week internship (May to August)
Call Annual, call opens in December, deadline in January
Main Website http://www.giant-grenoble.org/fr/vie-de-campus/80-
evenements/914-26-mai-au-31-juillet-2015-giant-international-internship-programme
Program Website http://www.minatec.org/en/education/summer-research-internships-giant-labs

National Center for Space Studies (CNES) - PhD and Postdoctoral Positions

Outline Every year, CNES grants hundreds of research allowances in space related scientific fields to young French and foreign scientists to conduct their research in a French laboratory.
Research Fields Engineering sciences (orbital and space transport systems) and space instrumentation (Universe, Earth, Microgravity sciences)
Organization Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES)
Nationalities All
What is funded PhD: Gross salary of €1,945 per month and health insurance

Postdoc: Gross salary of €2,331 per month and health insurance

Duration PhD: One year, renewable twice

Postdoc: One year, renewable once

Call Annual, usually between January & March. Jury selection in May.
Main Website www.cnes.fr/web/CNES-en/7114-home-cnes.php
Program Website www.cnes.fr/web/CNES-en/7430-research-grants.php

National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Tenured Research Positions

Outline Tenured positions for researchers at CNRS:

Research Associate (CR)
• 2nd class (CR2): no research experience required (beyond PhD)
• 1st class (CR1): 5 years of research experience required

Director of Research (DR)
• 2nd class (DR2): 8 years of research experience required
• 1st class (DR1): 12 years of research experience required

Research Fields All
Organization Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – National Center for Scientific Research)
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary (amount depends on age and experience), retirement plan and health insurance. The base salary is supplemented by annual research bonuses.
Duration Permanent position
Call Annual, call opens in December, application deadline in January, interviews in June, research programs begin in October
Main Website www.cnrs.fr/index.php
Program Website www.dgdr.cnrs.fr/drhchercheurs/concoursch/default-en.htm

National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Tenured Engineer Positions

Outline Tenured positions for research engineers (IR) at CNRS: PhD, or comparable professional experience required.
Research Fields All
Organization Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – National Center for Scientific Research)
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary (amount depends on age and experience), retirement plan and health insurance. The base salary is supplemented by annual research bonuses.
Duration Permanent position
Call Annual, call opens in June, application deadline in July, interviews in October, research programs begin in December
Main Website www.cnrs.fr/en
Program Website www.cnrs.fr/en/join/engineer-technician-permanent.htm

National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - Temporary Research and Engineer Positions

Outline Every year, the CNRS offers more than 200 temporary research or engineer positions.
Research Fields All
Organization Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – National Center for Scientific Research)
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary (amount depends on age and experience), retirement plan and health insurance
Duration From 1 to 3 years (Renewable)
Call Varies, see laboratory websites
Main Website www.cnrs.fr/en
Program Website www.cnrs.fr/en/research/findalab.htm

National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) - PhD and Postdoctoral Programs

Outline Each year, the CNRS awards grants for PhD programs and post-doctoral contracts to young scientists to conduct their research in a CNRS laboratory. Candidates can either apply to open positions listed on the CNRS website or they can contact laboratories working in a relevant research field directly.
Research Fields All
Organization Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – National Center for Scientific Research)
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary and health insurance
Duration PhD: 3 years

Postdoc: Generally from 1 to 3 years

Call Varies, see laboratory websites
Main Website www.cnrs.fr/en
Program Website www.cnrs.fr/en/research/findalab.htm

National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) & National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) – ATIP - Avenir Program

Outline This partnership between the CNRS and Inserm:
• Allows young scientists to create and lead a team within an established laboratory in France;
• Promotes mobility and attracts young high-level team leaders abroad.

The ATIP - Avenir teams will contribute to the host unit’s research but will develop an independent scientific project. Candidates must have defended their PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) within the last 10 years.

Research Fields Life sciences or health. Special attention will be given to inter-disciplinary projects involving biology and mathematics, physics, informatics, chemistry, etc. Applications from clinicians and qualified women are strongly encouraged.
Organization Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm – National Institute of Health and Medical Research) and the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS – National Center for Scientific Research)
Nationalities All
What is funded Funding:
• Gross salary of €3,600 per month and health insurance;
• Annual grant of €60,000;
• Two-year salary for a postdoctoral researcher;
• Dedicated research area of about 50m2 and access to local facilities.
Duration 3 years (may be extended for an additional 2 years following an evaluation)
Call Annual
CNRS Website www.cnrs.fr/en
CNRS Program www.cnrs.fr/infoslabos/atip/lifeatip.htm
Inserm Website english.inserm.fr
Inserm Program https://www.eva2.inserm.fr/EVA/jsp/AppelsOffres/ATIP-AVENIR/index_INSERM_CNRS.jsp

National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) – Tenured Positions

Outline Permanent positions for researchers at Inserm:

Research Associate (CR)
• 2nd class (CR2): no research experience required (beyond PhD)
• 1st class (CR1): 5 years of research experience required

Director of Research (DR)
• 2nd class (DR2): 8 years of research experience required
• 1st class (DR1): 12 years of research experience required

Research Fields Life sciences and health
Organization Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm – National Institute of Health and Medical Research)
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary (amount depends on age and experience), retirement plan and health insurance.
Call Annual, call opens in December, application deadline in January, research programs begin in October
Main Website english.inserm.fr
Program Website www.rh.inserm.fr/INSERM/IntraRH/RHPublication.nsf/mDisplayMotsClefsWeb?OpenForm&arg1=16&arg2=#

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) & National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) Drug Abuse Research Fellowships

Outline NIDA and Inserm have established a binational postdoctoral research exchange fellowship program. NIDA will support up to two fellowships for French scientists to work in the United States with a current NIDA grantee, and Inserm will support up to two awards for U.S. scientists to work in France with a mentor at an Inserm research unit or center.
Research Fields Drug Abuse
Organization National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) & National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm)
Nationalities French and American
What is funded U.S. scientists in France will be employed by Inserm under a temporary contract providing an annual salary between 34,200€ and 45,600€
Call Annual, deadline usually in May
Main Website english.inserm.fr
Program Website http://www.drugabuse.gov/international/nida-inserm-postdoctoral-drug-abuse-research-fellowships-us-french-scientists

National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) - Contracts for Experienced Researchers

Outline INRA offers 3-4 contracts a year to senior researchers visiting its labs.
Research Fields Agriculture, food, environment
Organization Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA – National Institute for Agricultural Research)
Nationalities All
What is funded INRA supplements the Senior Researcher’s salary and provides funds for one PhD candidate and one postdoctoral researcher.
Duration 1 year
Call On demand
Main Website www.inra.fr/en
Program Website http://jobs.inra.fr/en/Career-opportunities/Researchers/Research-scientists

http://jobs.inra.fr/en/Career-opportunities/Researchers/Research-directors

National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) - PhD Program and Postdoctoral Positions

Outline The Young Scientist Contract targets PhD candidates interested in programs at any of INRA’s seven graduate schools. The initial 3 year contract may be extended for 2 years following the candidate’s thesis defense (part of the contract extension must be spend abroad). The postdoctoral positions offered by INRA are only available to candidates who obtained their PhD within the last 7 years.
Research Fields Agriculture, food, environment
Organization Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA – National Institute for Agricultural Research) with support from the European Commission (postdoctoral positions only).
Nationalities All
What is funded Monthly salary of €2167 (gross) prior to thesis defense, €2398 (gross) once PhD is obtained.
Duration PhD: 3 years (may be extended with a postdoctoral position)

Postdoc: 4 years

Call PhD: Annual

Postdoc: Semi-annual

Main Website www.international.inra.fr
Program Website http://jobs.inra.fr/en/Career-opportunities/Researchers/Doctoral-candidates

National Institute of Research in Informatics and Automatics (INRIA) – Visiting or Assistant Professor

Outline This program provides senior researchers with the opportunity to spend time working with an Inria team.
Research Fields Informatics and applied mathematics
Organization Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA – National Institute of Research in Informatics and Automatics)
Nationalities All
What is funded Financial support to partially cover living costs in France
Duration 3 to 12 months
Call Throughout the year
Main Website www.inria.fr/en
Program Website www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment

National Institute of Research in Informatics and Automatics (INRIA) - Internships, PhD Program and Postdoctoral Research

Outline Inria welcomes researchers from all over the world into their labs through internships, a PhD program and postdoctoral research.
Research Fields Informatics and applied mathematics
Organization Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA – National Institute of Research in Informatics and Automatics)
Nationalities All
What is funded Internship: Financial support to partially cover living costs
First and second-year PhD student: €1,960 (gross) per month
Third-year PhD student: €2,060 (gross) per month
Postdoc: €2,360 (gross) per month
Duration Internship: 2 to 9 months

PhD: 3 years

Postdoc: 12 months (may be extended to 24 months)

Call Internship: Autumn

PhD: Beginning of the year

Postdoc: Throughout the year

Main Website www.inria.fr/en
Program Website www.inria.fr/en/institute/recruitment

National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (IRSTEA) - Transnational Mobility of Researchers

Outline IRSTEA’s Transnational Mobility Program aims to strengthen researchers’ scientific qualifications by exposing them to other scientific cultures.
Research Fields Environment and agriculture
Organization Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculture (IRSTEA – National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agri-culture)
Nationalities All
What is funded Health insurance and all or part of travel and hosting costs
Duration Up to 18 months
Call Internal call, must contact a permanent IRSTEA researcher
Main Website www.irstea.fr/en/home-page
Program Website www.irstea.fr/en/research/research-products/hosting-and-mobility-researchers

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea - PhD Fellowships and Postdoctoral Positions

Outline Ifremer offers grants for PhD students and postdoctoral positions to young French or foreign scientists to conduct their research in an Ifremer and/or partner laboratory. Ifremer looks for scientists motivated by development and innovation in any of several fields of the marine sciences such as technology and eco-technology, aquaculture, fisheries, environment, risk analysis, physics of oceans, etc.
Research Fields Oceanography, marine sciences, weather sciences, marine biology, marine geology and electronics, mechanics and mathematics applied to the marine environment
Organization Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (Ifremer – French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea)
Nationalities All
What is funded PhD : Monthly gross salary of €1,900 and health insurance

Postdoc: Annual gross salary of €31,930

Duration PhD : 3 years

Postdoc : 12 months (with the possibility of a 6 month extension)

Call Annual, call opens in March/April, deadline in May/June
Main Website wwz.ifremer.fr/institut_eng
Program Website wwz.ifremer.fr/institut_eng/Ifremer-careers/Research-grants/

French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea - Support Program for Foreign Researchers

Outline This program supports Ifremer research teams who would like to work with a foreign researcher in their lab in the spirit of scientific cooperation.
Research Fields Oceanography, marine sciences, weather sciences, marine biology, marine geology and electronics, mechanics and mathematics applied to the marine environment
Organization Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer (Ifremer – French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea)
Nationalities All
What is funded French social security contributions, all or part of travel and hosting expenses
Duration 1 to several months
Call Annual, call opens in March/April, deadline in May/June
Main Website wwz.ifremer.fr/institut_eng
Program Website wwz.ifremer.fr/institut_eng/Ifremer-careers/Research-grants/

Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies (IHÉS) - Visitor Program

Outline Under the visitor program, high level researchers from all over the world are invited to IHÉS to carry out their own research. They are encouraged to use this opportunity to interact with researchers from other institutions in the Paris region and elsewhere in France and Europe.
Research Fields Mathematics, theoretical physics, mathematics-biology interface
Organization L’Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS – Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies)
Nationalities All
What is funded Invited researchers receive a per diem and are offered free accommodation and lunches for the Duration of their stay.
Duration Ranges from 2 weeks to 1 year (and occasionally 2 years). The average length of stay is approximately 2 months.
Call Twice a year, deadlines usually in April and November
Main Website www.ihes.fr
Program Website www.ihes.fr/jsp/site/Portal.jsp?page_id=33

Institut Curie -International PhD and Postdoctoral Programs

Outline This program funds postdoctoral positions for up to one year and supports foreign PhD students for up to 3 years.
Research Fields Life sciences and oncology
Organization Institut Curie
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary and health insurance
Duration PhD: 3 years (4th year upon justification)

Postdoc: up to 12 months

Call Refer to the program websites
Main Website enseignement.curie.fr/en/
PhD Website www.enseignement.curie.fr/en/content/international-phd-programme
Postdoc Website www.enseignement.curie.fr/en/content/hosting-foreign-postdoctoral-fellows-and-funding

National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) - Guest Researchers Program

Outline The Guest Researchers Program is designed to encourage collaboration between INED’s researchers and their international colleagues. The program is open to all levels of researchers who have obtained their masters (doctoral students are accepted).
Research Fields Population studies, demography
Organization Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques (INED – National Institute for Demographic Studies)
Nationalities All
What is funded Up to €1,800/month for relocation and program-related expenses
Duration 2 weeks to 12 months, with financial support for up to 3 months
Call Contact the Office of International Relations or an INED researcher before October 15 each year (dri@ined.fr)
Main Website http://www.ined.fr/en
Program Website http://www.ined.fr/en/research/PhD-students/international-mobility/

Pasteur Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellowships

Outline The Pasteur Foundation’s postdoctoral fellowships provide funding for American researchers to work in one of the 130+ laboratories run by the Institut Pasteur in Paris.
Research Fields Any research field already being pursued in one of the Institut Pasteur’s laboratories (for a complete list of departments, units, laboratories and groups visit:

http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/discovery/research-areas )

Organization Pasteur Foundation
Nationalities American citizens
What is funded The three-year fellowship package includes a $55,000 fellowship plus $15,000 in bench fees to support the research ($70,000 total annually).
Duration 3 years
Call Annual, deadline usually in March
Main Website http://www.pasteurfoundation.org
Program Website http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/scientific-careers/fellowship-program
http://www.pasteurfoundation.org/giving/ways-fund-young-scientists

Pasteur Foundation - Visiting Scholars

Outline The Pasteur Foundation extends invitations to senior US-based researchers for brief residencies at the Institut Pasteur. Visiting scholars are chosen in consultation with the Pasteur Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows. These visits are by invitation only.
Research Fields Life sciences
Organization Pasteur Foundation
Nationalities American citizens
What is funded Support for program-related expenses
Duration Short
Call Several times each year
Main Website www.pasteurfoundation.org

Institut Pasteur -PhD and Postdoctoral Programs

Outline Through four programs, Calmette, Cantarini and Roux Fellow-ships and International PhD grants in Paris, the Institut Pasteur welcomes young PhD and postdoctoral scientists conducting research in an Institut Pasteur Laboratory.
Research Fields Molecular, cellular, developmental, structural and systems biology, genetics, immunology, microbiology, genomics, bioinformatics, enzymology and metabolism, biochemistry, virology, parasitology, medical mycology, epidemiology, imaging, infectology, neurosciences.
Organization Institut Pasteur
Nationalities All
What is funded Salary and health insurance
Duration PhD: 3 years, Postdoc: 2 years
Call Annual
Main Website http://www.pasteur.fr/en
PhD Website www.pasteur.fr/ip/easysite/pasteur/fr/enseignement/pasteur-paris-university-international-doctoral-program
Doctoral Website www.pasteur-international.org/ip/easysite/pasteur-international-en/for-scientists/fellowships2/doctoral-grants2
Postdoc Website www.pasteur-international.org/ip/easysite/pasteur-international-en/for-scientists/fellowships2/postdoctoral-grants

Sorbonne University Lagrange Thesis Fellowships

Outline Fellows of this program will be enrolled in the Lagrange Institute with access to intensive short courses in cutting edge areas of Physics such as dark matter and dark energy research, theoretical and experimental (astro-)particle physics. Special short courses will be offered in emerging research methods.
Research Fields Physics
Organization Sorbonne University - University Pierre et Marie Curie
Nationalities All
What is funded €1,400 per month and generous travel and research funds
Duration 3 years
Call Annual, deadline usually January 15
Main Website http://ilp.upmc.fr/thesis-fellowships-call.php

Embassy of France STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship

Outline The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. It supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.
This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in Washington in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.
Research Fields All
Organization Office for Science & Technology, Embassy of France in the United States
Nationalities All PhD students enrolled in an American university
What is funded Up to €1,400 per month, travel expenses and health insurance
Duration 4 to 9 months
Call Annual, deadline late January
Website www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

National Science Foundation -Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW)

Outline This program expands opportunities for U.S graduate students to engage in international research collaboration. GROW is open only to the awardees of the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).
Research Fields All
Organization National Science Foundation (NSF)
Nationalities All
What is funded €400 to €1,700 per month, in addition to in kind support (where appropriate) and depending on the stature of the PhD candidate (on tenure or on reserve) during his/her stay and the location host institution.
Duration 3 to 12 months
Call Annual, deadline usually February 1st
Website http://www.nsf.gov/od/oise/grow-country-details-france.jsp

National Science Foundation
Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE)

Outline Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) is an NSF-wide program that supports international activities across all NSF supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyze a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community.
The CNRS and ANR are partners of the PIRE Program.
Research Fields All
Organization National Science Foundation (NSF)
Nationalities All
What is funded Average award size of approximately $4 million over 5 years
Duration Up to 5 years
Call Varies, see NSF website
Website http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505038

France Bilateral Funds - UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, MIT, Stanford

Outline The partnerships between the French Government and four American universities (UC Berkeley, University of Chicago, MIT and Stanford) promote scholarly exchanges through annual grant competitions. These funds provide seed-money for innovative, bi-national collaborative research.
Research Fields All
Organization Any French higher education institution and one of the participating American universities
Nationalities All
What is funded Support for partnership
Duration Short term exchanges
Call Annual
Website France-Berkeley: fbf.berkeley.edu

France-Chicago: faccts.uchicago.edu/index.shtml

MIT-France: mit.edu/mit-france

France-Stanford: francestanford.stanford.edu

Fulbright / ENS Cachan Scholarship Program

Outline This program encourages the mobility of Master’s and PhD students by supporting their research in French laboratories within the framework of an agreement between the Ecole Normale Superieure Cachan and the Franco-American Comission Educational Exchange.
Research Fields All
Organization Ecole Normale Supérieure Cachan (ENS Cachan), Fulbright-France (French-American Commission)
Nationalities American
What is funded €1,000/month, support for travel, expenses, health insurance
Duration 6 to 12 months
Call Annual
Website www.ens-cachan.fr/version-anglaise/profiles/coming-to-the-ens-cachan-students/

Fulbright - Tocqueville Distinguished Chair

Outline The Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in American Studies has been offered since 2005 and aims to reinforce collaborative research between France and the United States. Since 2010, the chair position is to all fields. Fields of specialization can include: public administration, arts, art history; cinema, law, international relations, political science, social sciences.
Research Fields All
Organization Fulbright-France (French-American Commission)
Nationalities American
What is funded Gross salary of about €6,500/month and some travel expenses
Duration 6 or 12 months (one or two semester)
Call Annual, deadline usually August 1st
Website http://www.fulbright-france.org/gene/main.php?uni=2&base=32

Fulbright - U.S. Scholar Program

Outline This program promotes the mobility of American researchers by allowing them to conduct research in any discipline of the humanities, social sciences, or pure and applied sciences and collaborate with colleagues at French research centers and institutes of higher education. Participants are highly encouraged to participate in conferences and workshop as well as conduct seminars in order to share their research experience with the host institution.
Research Fields All
Organization Fulbright-France (French-American Commission)
Nationalities American
What is funded €2,200 - 2,800/month based on the number of accompanying dependents and location
Duration 2 to 12 months
Call Annual, deadline usually August 1st
Website www.fulbright-france.org/gene/main.php?uni=2&base=33

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National Academy of Sciences Richard Lounsbery Award

Outline This Prize is intended to stimulate research and to encourage reciprocal scientific exchanges between the United States and France. This prize is given in alternate years to young American and French scientists in recognition of extraordinary scientific achievement in biology and medicine.
Research Fields Biology and medicine
Organization National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Académie des Sciences, Richard Lounsbery Foundation
Nationalities American or French
What is funded $50,000 Prize and $20,000 for travel expenses for research performed abroad
Duration Varies
Call Annual, see NAS website
Website http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/awards/richard-lounsbery-award.html
http://www.academie-sciences.fr/activite/prix/pi_lounsbery.htm

French Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Eiffel Scholarship

Outline The Eiffel Excellence Scholarship Program was established by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development to enable French higher education establishments to attract top foreign students to enroll in their master’s and PhD courses.
It helps shape future foreign decision-makers in the private and public sectors, in priority areas of study, and encourages applications from emerging countries at the master’s level, and from emerging and industrialized countries at the PhD level.
Research Fields All
Organization French Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Nationalities All but French
What is funded €1,400 per month, travel expenses and health insurance
Duration Up to 10 months
Call Annual, deadline in January
Website www.campusfrance.org/en/Eiffel

Research in Paris –Postdoctoral and Senior - Researcher International Mobility Program

Outline This program funds international researchers working in laboratories within the City of Paris. Candidates should apply for either the Postdoctoral Program (received PhD within the last 5 years) or Senior Program (has held PhD for more than 5 years).
Research Fields All, interdisciplinary and emerging research topics are encouraged
Organization City of Paris
Nationalities All except French
What is funded Postdoc: €2,500 per month, travel expenses and health insurance

Senior: €3,000 per month, travel expenses and health insurance

Duration Postdoc: 6 to 12 months

Senior: 2 to 6 months

Call Annual, deadline usually in late February
Main Website www.paris.fr/english
Program Website http://www.paris.fr/english/business/grants-and-requests-for-proposals-duplique/rub_9940_stand_98273_port_24815

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