Applications are currently ongoing for the MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program For Early Career Researchers 2024. France, being a significant contributor to the fight against climate change and an upholder of the Paris Agreement’s principles, is introducing a novel MOPGA visiting fellowship program. This initiative aims to enhance scientific contributions to climate change concerns raised by the COPs.
The seventh call for applications for the Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) program intends to accommodate a minimum of 40 early-career researchers who are eager to conduct their research in France. The program receives funding from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, and is implemented by Campus France. Five broad research themes qualify for consideration:
- Earth systems
- Climate change and sustainability
- Energy transition
- Societal challenges related to environmental issues
- Human, animal, and ecosystem health, incorporating a “One Health” approach.
A detailed explanation of the research project, written in either English or French.
- Research Project Title
- Keywords (6)
- Summary of the Research Project (maximum 2,000 characters).
- Background and Motivation (maximum 2,000 characters).
- Scientific Goals (maximum 2,000 characters).
- Approach and Timeline (maximum 4,500 characters)
- Relevance of the project to the MOPGA scientific field (maximum 2,000 characters).
- Collaborations and potential impact on the candidate’s home country in relation to the research project proposal (maximum 2,000 characters).
This fellowship provides the following advantages:
- A monthly stipend of 2,500 euros.
- A relocation allowance of 500 euros.
- Health insurance coverage, including civil liability and repatriation assistance, until the MOPGA Fellow is registered with the French Social Security Scheme.
- Additional health insurance coverage, including civil liability and repatriation assistance, once the Social Security registration process is completed.
The following individuals are eligible to apply:
- Non-French citizens
- Foreign researchers who have obtained a doctoral degree within the last five years (between January 2019 and January 2024)
- Foreign researchers who have not stayed in France for more than 90 days between October 9th, 2023, and January 9th, 2024.
Application Process And Documents Needed
Below is the list of required documents for your application:
- Curriculum Vitae which should include a maximum of four pages, outlining your publications in English.
- PhD diploma or a certification of your PhD diploma.
- Curriculum Vitae of your research supervisor at the French host institution, limited to a maximum of two pages.
- A letter of endorsement from the French host organization is required.
- Maximum of three letters of recommendation.
- Passport or proof of identification.
- Applications should be submitted via the provided link
For further information please visit MOPGA Official website.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to apply if I have not completed my PhD yet?
Only applicants who have completed their PhD between January 2019 and January 2024 are eligible.
Is it permissible to apply if I am currently residing in France?
Applicants should not have spent more than 90 days in France between October 9th 2023 and January 9th 2024.
Which are the eligible nationalities?
Candidates of all foreign nationalities are eligible, as long as they do not hold French citizenship.
What is the length of the fellowship?
The fellowship duration is set at 12 months.
Where should I do my research?
The MOPGA 2024 Visiting Fellowship Program for Early Career Researchers must take place in France, specifically in the host laboratory of a French higher institution that supports the candidate’s application.
- January 9th, 2024: Application Deadline.
- End of June 2024: Announcement of the results
- Between September and December 2024 (at the latest): Arrival in France and initiation of the fellowship.
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