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MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program for Young Researchers 2024

France, as a major player in the fight against climate change and guarantor of the spirit of the Paris Agreement, is launching a new MOPGA visiting fellowship program geared towards strengthening scientific contributions to climate change issues raised by the COPs. 

This seventh Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) call for applications is intended to welcome at least 40 early career researchers wishing to carry out their research in France. The program is funded by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, and implemented by Campus France.

Aim and Benefits 

The fellowship includes the following benefits:

– Monthly allowance of 2,500 euros  

– Moving allowance of 500 euros

– Support for social security coverage 

– Support for health insurance

A visiting fellowship agreement with the French host institution will be established between the institutions and the laureates. It will specify the means and resources made available by the host laboratory so that the researcher can carry out the research project.

Requirements 

Individuals fitting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Applicants who do NOT hold French citizenship 
  • Foreign researchers holding a doctoral degree for less than 5 years (must have passed their thesis defense between January 2019 and January 2024)
  • Foreign researchers who have not resided in France between October 9th 2023 and January 9th 2024 (more than 90 days) 

Interview date, Process and Venue 

Timeline

  • October 9th 2023: Application period opens
  • January 9th 2024: Application period ends  
  • End of June 2024 : Notification of the results
  • Between September 2024 and December 2024 (at the latest): Arrival in France and start of the fellowship 

Documents Required for Application

  1. CV including the list of your publications in English (4 pages max)
  2. PhD Diploma (or certificate of PhD diploma)
  3. CV of your research supervisor in the French host institution (2 pages max)
  4. Letter of support from the French host institution
  5. Letters of recommendation (3 max)
  6. Passport or proof of ID

Application Deadline

January 9, 2024

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Campus France on campusfrance.smapply.io to apply

For more details, visit the website.

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