“Research in Paris” call for applications

The programme
Receiving researchers from abroad is one of the main priorities of local policy in favour of research. Fostering exchanges on a global scale and researchers’ mobility plays a key part in ensuring that Parisian Research flourishes.

Since 2003, the City of Paris has offered a selective programme to draw researchers from abroad – postdoctoral and senior researchers – to public-sector research laboratories located within inner Paris for a fixed period of time.

This programme aims to forge new ties and strengthen existing ones with research centres in major international cities and Paris.

Jean-Louis Missika, Deputy Mayor in charge of Innovation, Research and Universities, has stepped up this programme so that almost 70 scientists from all fields of study are taken in every year, with a view to meeting the needs of the research teams in Paris.


- Applicants:

The research programme is intended for researchers from abroad only.

The programme gives priority to junior researchers from abroad, who attended their PhD less than 5 years ago. However, several grants will be awarded to senior researchers from abroad (a third maximum), who attended their Phd over 5 years ago.

Applicants should hold a PhD and be affiliated with a research body in their country, where they must be resident and work.

Ineligible applicants:

- French nationals

Applicants from abroad are ineligible to apply if they:
- already live in France
- already work in France
- have already taken part in the programme in the past.

Important: grant is awarded by the City of Paris. Researchers cannot hold more than one grant of this kind at any one time.

Host laboratories

All of the public-sector research laboratories located within inner Paris are eligible, including those which have already taken part in the “Research in Paris” programme in previous years.

Fields of study

All fields of study are eligible. Cross-cutting research work or topics tackling emerging fields are encouraged.

Selection criteria

The scientific merit of a proposal (applicant-project-host laboratory) plays a key part in the selection process.

Once the quality of their scientific proposal has been considered, other aspects are also taken into account:
- The various fields of study (social sciences, humanities, life sciences, earth sciences, physical and engineering sciences, mathematics, etc.) must be represented on an equal footing..
- Projects must include objectives and avenues for cooperation between the applicant’s home and host laboratories.

Apply until February 28th, 2013.

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2013 at 12:00 pm (noon) local time. Applications (in French or in English) are to be sent electronically using the City of Paris website here.

Last modified on 19/02/2013

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