Nouvelle-Aquitaine welcomes candidates in all fields, preferably in the following areas in which the regional research teams are especially strong: Energy Efficiency, Storage and Usage; Materials Performance and Advanced Processing; Lasers, Photonics and Optoelectronics; Neuroscience and Bioimagery; Immune Defense against Microbial Pathogens; Littoral, Biodiversity, Ecosystems Evolution, Biogeochemistry and Aquatic Ecotoxicology; Archaeology; African Studies; Computer Network and Innovative Data Management; Chemistry for Health Sciences and Agro-Resources; Applied Mathematics and Modeling.
2 grants awarded
3-9 months in Nouvelle-Aquitaine
With 208,000 people studying in the region -- about half of whom are in Bordeaux -- Nouvelle-Aquitaine is an exciting place to be for research! World renowned for its wine, Bordeaux is also famous for the quality and number of its public institutions of higher education and research. The region boasts six universities -- in Bordeaux, Poitiers, Limoges, Pau, and La Rochelle -- representing 128,000 students. Nouvelle-Aquitaine is home to the main public research institutions, and outperforms the national average public scientific output by 5% (and over 7% in chemistry and applied biology-ecology).
Participating institutions include:
-Université de Bordeaux
-Université Bordeaux Montaigne
-Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
-Université de Limoges
-Université de La Rochelle
-Université de Poitiers
-Bordeaux INP Aquitaine
-Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA)
-KEDGE Business School (Bordeaux campus)
-Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Pau (ESC Pau)
-Sciences Po Bordeaux
-Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux (ENSAP)
-Institut de Journalisme Bordeaux Aquitaine
-Institut des Sciences de la Vigne et du Vin
€2,400, €2,800 per month. Additional travel allowance of €1,200 for grantee only.
French language ability should be commensurate with the requirements of the project.
Many host institutions offer language courses.
We prefer candidates who intend to improve their French language skills.
The application deadline is September 15, 2020.
The application process is administered by the Institute of International Education. For further information and to apply, please consult the IIE's program page.
If you have not already established ties with a host institution in the region and are planning to solicit the required letter of invitation, click here for an electronic letter in PDF format from the Franco-American Commission explaining to potential hosts what the program is, how it is funded, and what the requirements for hosting would be.
Contact person: Charlotte Goodwin, Program Officer - US Grantees, Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange, (0033) 1 44 14 53 64, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nouvelle-Aquitaine is made up of the former Aquitaine, Limouisn, and Poitou-Charentes. Located in the southwest of France, major cities include Bordeaux, Bayonne, Limoges, Poitiers, Pau, and La Rochelle.
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