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University of Bordeaux Postdoctoral Fellowships in France, 2019

The University of Bordeaux Initiative of Excellence (IdEx Bordeaux) is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to study in France. Applicants from all around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

The objective of the fellowship is to allow young international researchers to carry out their research projects in one of Bordeaux’s research laboratories.

Approximately 13% of students at the University of Bordeaux are international. The university has developed a wide range of international study programs that are taught in English (or other languages such as Spanish) and that offer students the possibility of completing joint or double degrees. The University of Bordeaux offers 245 curricula leading to national degrees, organized around four major scientific fields: Science and Technology, Law, Political Science, Economy, Management, Life and Health Sciences, Social and Human Sciences.

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Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 16, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue research.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded support is granted to researchers from all disciplines demonstrating excellence in terms of their profile and their project.
  • Scholarship Award: The funding includes a maximum two-year post-doctoral contract and a contribution to project-related fees (travel, consumables, etc.).
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: International applicants
  • Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • Applicants should hold a doctorate awarded by a non-French institution and be in an incoming mobility situation (not having resided or worked in France for more than 12 months in the last 3 years at the end of the present call). Fellows should not hold or have previously held a research position in Bordeaux area.
    • The doctoral degree should have been awarded between 4 years before the end of the present call (+1 year per maternity/paternity leave with a maximum of 2 years), and not later than 3 months after the end of the call.
    • Applicants must promote their own research project to be carried in the laboratory of their choice for a maximum period of two years.
    • Applicants must be supported by a local researcher and by his/her laboratory.

    Candidates for an IdEx université de Bordeaux Post-doctoral fellowship cannot act as a PI for a Junior Chair grant in the same year. If such is the case, only the post-doctoral application will be considered eligible.

  • English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Proposals must be submitted electronically via our online application platform. All requested documents must be provided in order to validate your application (refer to the Applicant guide for details).

Please note that because the evaluation process will involve international reviewers, all documents must be written in English.

In order to prepare your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Identify the proper local scientific environment for your project.
  2. Obtain the agreement of a local laboratory.
  3. Prepare your application by downloading Documents A and B from our website or from the online application platform.
  4. Once all the requested documents are completed, go to the online application platform and log in or create an account.
  5. Once logged in, fill in the application form.
  6. Attach the following documents:
  • The Project proposal, or Document A (in pdf format);
  • The Ethical issues document, or Document B  (in pdf format);
  • A short CV with a list of a maximum of 3 referents, max. 2 pages (in pdf format);
  • A major achievements track-record, max. 2 pages. (list of major publications, patents and other important scientific communications and awards, in pdf format);
  • A signed letter of support from the local mentor (in pdf format);
  • A signed letter of support from the director of the host laboratory (in pdf format);
  • A cover letter (in pdf format);
  • Signed letters from the referents mentioned in the CV (in pdf format). Reference letters may be attached with the other application documents, or sent directly to the address indicated at the end of this document;
  • A copy of your PhD certificate or any other official document attesting that the candidate holds a doctoral degree, in French or English (in pdf format).

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