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Visiting Fellowship Program for Young

Visiting Fellowship Program for Young Researchers 2021

Country: France
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The Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education for Research and Innovation (MESRI) announces Visiting Fellowship Program for Young Researchers 2021. The program aims to carry out their research in France as part of a “One Health” approach.

Foreign researchers holding a doctoral degree for less than 5 years can respond to this call for proposals. All nationalities are eligible except French. 40 fellowships will be awarded to the young researchers over a 12-month period from January 2022.

Funding and Benefits

The Visiting Fellowship Program for Young Researchers include the following benefits:

  • Monthly allowance of 2,500 euros
  • Moving allowance of 500 euros
  • Support for social security coverage
  • Support for health insurance


  • Candidates must have obtained their PhD less than five years prior to the application, i.e. they must have defended their PhD between May 2016 and April 2021.
  • They should not have resided in France after September 1st 2020 (more than 90 days) and they must not be French nationals.
  • The start of the visiting fellowship for young researchers in France is due to take effect in January 2022.

Eligible Countries

List of the 49 sub-Saharan African countries (excluding South Africa): Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, St. Helena, Sao Tome Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Applicants must submit their research project online on the following link with the following supporting documents:

  • Your CV with the list of your publications in English (4 pages maximum)
  • Copy of your PhD diploma
  • CV of your research supervisor in the French host institution for the visiting fellowship (2 pages maximum)
  • Letter of support from the French host institution
  • Letters of recommendation (maximum 3)
  • Copy of your Passport or National ID


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline03 May,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerCampus France



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