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AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ Postdoctoral Fellowships 2017


Deadline:

July 10, 2017


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AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ are international postdoctoral fellowship programmes

AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ are international postdoctoral fellowship programmes co-funded by the European Union and coordinated by INRA , in collaboration with Agreenium-IAVFF , the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute. AgreenSkills programmes promote international mobility for young and independent researchers up to 10 years of experience of research post PhD.

AgreenSkills+ welcomes challenging basic or applied research projects in all fields of life, food and environmental sciences which may contribute to scientific domains of Agreenium-IAVFF members i.e. agriculture and forestry, food and nutrition, environment, and animal health.

AgreenSkills+ has a continuous call for applications, with two selection rounds per year.

Two Types of fellowships

  • Incoming fellowships for researchers coming from all countries which apply to undertake a research project within one of the 300 Agreenium-IAVFF members' receiving labs in France.
  • Outgoing fellowships for researchers employed by one of the Agreenium-IAVFF members organisations, who wish to apply to work in a university research unit or research center outside France.

Attractive conditions

  • Very attractive salaries: from € 3,500 (Young experienced researcher) up to € 4,800 (Independent researcher) gross monthly
  • Excellent research labs and high level hosting conditions
  • Training and networking opportunities.

Key figures 

  • AgreenSkills+ offers 212 fellow-years of fellowships over 5 years (2014-2019)
  • 142 fellow years have been already funded by AgreenSkills (2012-2016)
  • Access to more than 300 research units in France for incoming fellowships
  • Mobility duration of 1 year up to 3 years for incoming fellowships and 6 months to 24 months for outgoing fellowships.

AgreenSkills+' Eligibility Criteria 

Incoming researchers (applying to one of Agreenium-IAVFF  hosting laboratories in France) must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Hold a PhD (or PhD will have been awarded by mobility start date);
  • Have less than 10 years' research experience after their PhD;
  • Not have spent more than 12 months in France within the last 3 years immediately prior to the expected date of recruitment;
  • Be able to write and speak fluent English or French;
  • Have at least 1 publication in an inter-disciplinary or specialised peer-reviewed journal;
  • Have 1 publication in an inter-disciplinary or specialised peer-reviewed journal per 2 years of post-doctorate period (patents count as publications) taking into account any non-research career breaks;
  • Propose a research project that is relevant to AgreenSkills’ fields of interest and that is compliant with the opinion 24 of the European Group of Ethics in Science and New Technologies.

AgreenSkills+ incoming fellowships are for a mobility period of 12 to a maximum of 36 months.
 
Outgoing researchers (employees of one of the Agreenium-IAVFF members applying in research units of universities or research centres out of France) must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a researcher working for an Agreenium-IAVFF member organization, with an employment contract in effect during the entire duration of the mobility period;
  • Hold a PhD (or PhD will have been awarded by mobility start date);
  • Have less than 10 years' research experience after their PhD;
  • Have spent at least 2 years in France within the last 3 years immediately prior to the expected date of mobility;
  • Be able to write and speak fluent English or French;
  • Have at least 1 publication in an inter-disciplinary or specialised peer-reviewed journal;
  • Have 1 publication in an inter-disciplinary or specialised peer-reviewed journal per 2 years of post-doctorate period (patents count as publications) taking into account any non-research career breaks;
  • Propose a research project that is compliant with the opinion 24 of the European Group of Ethics in Science and New Technologies.

AgreenSkills+ outgoing fellowships are for a mobility period of 6 to a maximum of 24 months. An additional 6 month return period in Europe is mandatory.

Please note that the maximum duration should not exceed the end of the AgreenSkills+ programme that is the 4th of May 2019.

Apply to an AgreenSkills+ fellowship in 3 main steps

  1. Submit a quick online eligibility check
  2. Find a hosting lab that matches your research interests
  3. Prepare and submit a complete application online.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.


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Publish Date
May 02, 2017




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