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The Paris Region Fellowship Programme 2021

The Paris Region Fellowship Programme 2020

The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP) is an EU co-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) organized within the framework of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme aimed at strengthening the research capacity and international influence of the Paris Region.

The two main objectives of the 5-year programme starting in January 2021 are to:

1. Recruit a total of 52 international leaders of all nationalities at post-doctoral positions in research and innovation, covering a large panel of disciplines

2. Provide intersectoral mobility, specifically created professional training and career development measures for these experienced researchers

The deadline for the first round of applications is October 21st, 2021 will recruit 26 researchers for 2-year post-doctoral fellowships. 

The researchers will design and implement their original research project in a first-class research group of their choice belonging preferably to one of the 13 “Domain of Major Interest” (DMI) labels endorsed by the Paris Region. The DMIs are key research sectors on which the Paris Region focuses policy support and investments to strengthen its international attractiveness and intersectoral mobility:

1. Mathematical science incl. interactions, data science
Computer science incl. security, communication, artificial intelligence
Astrophysics and conditions for the appearance of life incl. space observations, planets, exobiology
Porous solids science applied in renewable energy, environment, health
Air quality incl. environment, health, public policy
One Health incl. infectiology, vaccines,..
Life sciences incl. microfluidics, imaging, Big Data
Longevity and aging incl. geriatrics, geno-technologies, social aspects
Gene therapy and genetics
Quantum technologies
Heritage and ancient materials
Digital humanities
Arabic and Islamic history, society, culture

ParisRegionFP will offer an innovative international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training programme for recruited researchers, covering scientific, academic, and industrial topics in these identified key sectors (or DMI scientific themes) as well as hands-on knowledge in non-research oriented transferable skills.

The educational and research programme will be implemented by leading universities and 20 additional academic partner organisations, covering actors from prestigious culture-related organisations and human resource actors to large industries and SMEs in various economic sectors. The scientific actors will ensure infrastructure capacity and high-level environment to conduct excellent research. Extra-academic partners will contribute to the implementation of ParisRegionFP by hosting experienced researchers during secondments or visits and/or by providing training, mentoring or career development opportunities.

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