The State and the Ile-de-France Region are establishing new International Research Chairs to accommodate highly qualified, internationally acclaimed, foreign research scientists in all scientific fields : exact sciences, life sciences, humanities and social sciences, applied sciences and new technologies.
Each Chair allows the foreign scientist to be hosted for 12 full months, possibly spread over 2 years, in one or more well-known Higher Learning or Research Institutions in Paris/Ile-de-France that are focused on a particular scientific project and are able to provide the suitable environment, equipment and means required.
The global financial amount attributed to each project can go up to 200 000 € which includes among other things, salaries, social charges, taxes, accompanying expenses. The candidates are required to give about ten lectures (pedagogical program to be joined), will have to deliver an activity report and to organise a public seminar at the end of the period.
Contrary to our wishes and expectations, we receive too little female candidates. It is recalled the applications by female candidates are highly encouraged.
A multi-disciplinary jury, in association with the French Institute, will select 4 applicants for 2012 based on the scientific interest of the project for Ile-de-France Region, on its interdisciplinary characteristic and the quality of the application.
The applications must be received before 15 December 2011. The foreign candidate may be hosted in Ile-de-France as early as September 2012.
The applications must be filled jointly and presented by a person in charge of the laboratory receiving the candidate. The following documents are compulsory and must be presented in triplicate :
- an application form (pdf format)
- a financial form (pdf format)
- an activity and research project
- a teaching program
- a CV and a list of recent publications
- a letter of motivation from the hosting laboratory
- a letter of agreement from the Director of the hosting Establishment
Receipt of each application will be acknowledged by the person in charge of the hosting laboratory. Only complete applications will be presented to the jury.