1. Overview: Faculty positions, chairs and PhD programs

Reaching at least the 2°C target set by the Paris Agreement requires an unprecedented effort in developing science and technologies.

The scientific and technological challenges are particularly daunting in the following areas:

  • Climate change: Monitoring, understanding, modeling and simulation, mitigation and social consequences
  • Earth system: Observation and preservation of the environment and ecosystems
  • Energy transition: Renewable energies, innovative zero carbon energy sources, energy storage, smart energy management systems, hydrogen vector, carbon storage, electrification of vehicles as well as human and social sciences to understand, accompany or open options for energy transition

2. Eligibility

As for researchers (Experienced and Junior), the pre-selection has now been operated. Every candidate will receive by email an individual notification. Only the selected candidates are eligible for the next steps. (In case you do not receive any answer, you can check your eligibility at MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain@cnrs.fr)

Please note that a new call is planned S1 next year. Please check this page regularly for updated information about this future call.

3. How to apply?

Eligible candidates shall prepare their candidature according to the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) guidelines. There will be two successive sessions with respective deadlines: 31st October 2017, 11 a.m. (Paris time) and 15th January 2018, 11 a.m. (Paris time).
The first session is dimensioned to accept more projects.

Please note that Germany and France are jointly supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement. Both countries are leading the way with their coordinated fellowship programme to promote research in the areas of climate, energy and the Earth system. Under the present initiative "Make Our Planet Great Again", Germany opened a call, coordinated with the French one at: https://www.fona.de/climate-fellows

4. How do I finance my project as a researcher?

Amount of the grant:

  • Senior researcher: Up to 1.5M€ for a 3-5 years period allowing to develop projects within and benefiting from the hosting institution
  • Junior researcher: up to 1M€ for a 3-5 years period allowing to develop the project within and benefiting from the hosting institution

5. How do I get more details about my stay in France?

You will be able to stay in France at least for the duration of the grant, and longer if you are granted a permanent position. There is no restriction on your husband / wife working in France.

If you have children, note that French public schools are free, and the tuition fees of universities and “grandes écoles” are very low compared to the American system.

6. Links

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