For scientifics
 This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework
Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n° PCOFUND-GA-2013-609102

 

 

Presentation

The PRESTIGE programme, coordinated by Campus France, is co-financed under the Marie Curie Actions-COFUND of the FP7. 

PRESTIGE aims at fostering the international mobility of post-doc researchers.

Three mobility schemes are available:

  • Incoming, allowing foreign or French researchers complying with the Marie Curie Actions mobility rules to carry out their post-doctoral research work in France;
  • Outgoing, for researchers already working in French research institutions and universities (French citizens or other nationalities) wishing to carry out a post-doctoral research project in another country
  • Re-integration, targeted at nationals of EU Member States or Associated Countries working in research for at least 3 years in another Third Country to come to France to further develop their career.

PRESTIGE is a co-financing programme, funding about 1/3 of the post-doc fellow’s living, mobility and research allowance, while the remaining 2/3 are financed by another partner, either public or private.

PRESTIGE is open to all scientific fields provided that each proposed research project is in compliance with the EU ethics rules. Co-financing partners may however limit the eligible scientific fields, according to their own prioritised thematic areas.

The PRESTIGE Call for applications is open all year long with four cut-off dates:

  • 31/03
  • 30/06
  • 30/09
  • 31/12

Application and selection procedure

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


Incoming

Outgoing

Re-integration

Duration

12 or 24 months

6 or 12 months

12 or 24 months

Nationality

-

-

Nationals of EU Member States or Associated Countries

Specific conditions

-

Researchers already employed in France

Research work in another Third Country  ≥ 3 years

Eligible country(ies)

France

Every country of the world

France

Documents to be attached to the online application

Letter of recommendation from the Director of the host laboratory/research unit

Letter of recommendation from the Director of the host laboratory/research unit

Letter of recommendation from the Director of the host laboratory/research unit

Letter of funding commitment from the host institution

Letter of funding commitment from the employer (sending institution)

Letter of funding commitment from the host institution

Declaration on ethic issues

Declaration on ethic issues

Declaration on ethic issues

Full CV

Full CV

Full CV

 

MINIMUM FINANCIAL CONDITIONS FOR PRESTIGE FELLOWS


Incoming

Outgoing

Re-integration

Living allowance

37000 €/year

12000 €/year

40000 €/year

Research costs

2000 €/year

-

4720 €/year

Mobility costs

2000 €/year

10000 €/year

2800 €/year

Total

41000 €/year

22000 €/year*

47520 €/year

* The living allowance for Outgoing mobility is intended as amount paid in addition to the regular salary, as this scheme is for researchers who are already employees of French institutions

 

Eligibility:

  • PRESTIGE is open to all scientific fields
  • Any French organisation is eligible to host/send PRESTIGE co-funded fellows
  • The applicant must be in possession of a doctoral degree or having at least 4 years of research experience (PhD students can apply provided that they will be in possession of their doctoral degree by the start of the post-doc mobility period).
  • There is no age limit and no nationality requirement (although for the Re-integration mobility some restrictions apply)
  • The Marie Curie Actions mobility rules applies : applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the country of their hosting organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the application deadline
  • Selected researchers cannot benefit another EU funding scheme during the PRESTIGE co-funded mobility period

 

For comprehensive information about PRESTIGE (eligibility and evaluation criteria, call for applications, guide for applicants, FAQ, ETC.) : www.prestige-postdoc.fr

Contact : prestige@campusfrance.org

Click here to create an online PRESTIGE account, create and submit your application