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19 August 2014

SCHOLARSHIP: Two more post-doctoral fellowships in Paris (IFER/Fernand Braudel incoming programme) DEADLINE 30 SEPTEMBER


In the same category as the previous post, calenda.org reports two more post-doctoral one year positions in the most beautiful city on earth:

Argument

Two post-doc fellowships are offered at the Collège d’études mondiales in Paris in connection with the Fernand Braudel incoming program.
These research stays are designed to enable researchers :
  • to carry out a research project in a host laboratory
  • to integrate scientific networks in France and other European countries
  • to build lasting partnerships between their home institution and the host institution. Applicant’s projects should match the areas of research of these institutions.
All social and human sciences are eligible. An interdisciplinary approach to research topics is encouraged. This programme is open to applicants from all countries, belonging to a foreign research centre, who wish to undertake a research residency in France.
The duration of the fellowship is 9 months (however, the length of the research stay can be adjusted if warranted for scientific reasons). Fellowship holders must start their research stay maximum 6 months after obtaining the grant. 

Guidelines submission

Candidates can apply to general fellowships and specific fellowships, offered by several research institutions and “Laboratories of excellence” (Labex) who are partners of the programme.
Applicants must have a PhD and reside outside France and belong to a non-French research institution (university, academy of sciences, or other research organism).
To apply please contact the Collège d’études mondiales scientific coordination: sara.guindani-riquier@msh-paris.frnathanael.cretin@msh-paris.fr
Applications must be submitted electronically via the online application form soon available.
Applications may be completed in French or English
Before September 30, 2014
Online application platform is open from September 1 until September 30, 2014.

Documents required

  • Application form (to be completed online).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • List of publications.
  • Detailed research project proposal (5-8 pages, plus a bibliography of 2 pages maximum).
  • Copy of doctoral diploma.
  • Summary of applicant’s doctoral dissertation (2 pages maximum)
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from scientific scholars. These may be included in the online application or may be sent directly to one of the following address, by email ifer.incoming@msh-paris.fr; or by post: Fernand Braudel-IFER Fellowship Programme (please specify : incoming/outgoing) ; FMSH, Office 328 ; 190 avenue de France ; 75648 Paris Cedex 13, France.The applicant must tick the appropriate box on the online form indicating that the letters will arrive separately. Please ensure that letters are received before the close of the call for applications.
  • Letter of invitation from the director of the institution or research laboratory, agreeing to host the applicant for the duration of the fellowship

Selection process

Selection is based on examination of the application files.
The selection process is competitive.
Each application is evaluated by two independent experts and by a selection
committee
The selection committee is made up of French and foreign experts.
Members of the selection committee choose applicants based on :
  • their scientific skills and their academic background
  • the appeal, quality and feasibility of their research project
  • the complementary fit between their project and research being carried out at the chosen host laboratory.
  • the letters of recommendation.
Timeline: 2 calls per year, in March and September.
The selection committee meets in June (for the March call) and in December (for the September call).
Results are announced in July for March Call and in January for September Call.

Legal status and obligations of fellowship recipients

FMSH ensures that fellows can work in an environment that is conducive to making  their research projects a success.
Selected applicants are classified as “FMSH postdoctoral fellows”; this is not an employment contract, but a fellowship that is non-taxable.
Incoming fellows are affiliated with two institutions :
  • A host laboratory (in Paris or another city in France), chosen by the fellow according to his/her project. The host laboratory (at a university or attached to the CNRS or an MSH institution belonging to the national MSH network) provides the fellow with the facilities needed to work, while integrating him/her into its teams and assisting him/her with the project.
  • At the same time, the fellow benefits from guest research status at FMSH. This status gives the fellow access to all FMSH’s facilities (library, Wi-Fi) and enables him/her to take part in FMSH’s scientific activities. Furthermore, FMSH helps its guest researchers to gain access to other scientific facilities in Paris or elsewhere in France (i.e. research centres, libraries, archives, museums, etc.). FMSH pays the deductibles for private medical/accident insurance for incoming fellows. Selected applicants are considered as “FMSH postdoctoral fellows”. This is not an employment contract, but a fellowship that is non-taxable. The amount of the fellowship is €2,000 (euros) per month.
This fellowship is awarded subject to the following conditions:
  • The recipient must be present at the host laboratory throughout the length of the fellowship.
  • The fellow must inform FMSH if, for any reason (i.e. illness, inability to enter or return to the host country, professional reasons, etc.), his/her stay is interrupted.
  • The fellow must submit a research report (3 pages) and a Working Paper (WP) at the end of the stay (following FMSH’s procedure for the publication of Working Papers and Position Papers).
  • The fellow must mention the support received from FMSH and the European Commission – Action Marie Curie COFUND in any and all publications that result from research carried out as part of this programme.
  • The fellow commits to respect the European charter for researchers (http://ec.europa.eu/eracareers/pdf/am509774CEE_EN_E4.pdf)

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