No more calls for applications under AgreenSkills+


The last call for applications closed on 8 February 2018

5th AgreenSkills Annual Meeting in Edinburgh


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AgreenSkills & AgreenSkills+ at a glance

AgreenSkills (2012-2016) and AgreenSkills+ (2014-2019) are international postdoctoral fellowship programmes co-funded by the European Union (COFUND-FP7 People Programme) and coordinated by  INRA , in collaboration with  Agreenium-IAVFF , the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute. AgreenSkills programmes promote international mobility for young and independent researchers up to 10 years of experience of research post PhD.

Since the launch of the first programme in September 2012, AgreenSkills programmes have supported challenging basic or applied research projects in all fields of life, food and environmental sciences which may contribute to scientific domains of Agreenium-IAVFF members i.e. agriculture and forestry, food and nutrition, environment, and animal health. The selection was made through a continuous call for applications, with two selection rounds per year.

Two types of fellowships

  • Incoming fellowships for researchers coming from all countries who apply to undertake a research project within one of the 300 Agreenium-IAVFF members' receiving labs in France.
  • Outgoing fellowships for researchers employed by one of the Agreenium-IAVFF institutions who wish to develop a research project in a university research unit or research center outside France.

Attractive conditions

  • Attractive salaries: from € 3,500 (Young researcher) up to € 4,800 (Independent researcher) gross monthly
  • Mobility duration and flexibility: from 1 year up to 3 years for incoming fellowships and 6 months to 24 months for outgoing fellowships
  • A wide choice of labs and excellence hosting conditions: access to more than 300 research unit in France
  • Training and networking, notably in the frame of annual meetings

Key figures 

  • 13 selection rounds since September 2012
  • More than 620 applications submitted to evaluation
  • Around 1 800 reviewing reports collected from international experts; a data base of around 3 000 experts
  • 212 funded fellows; an average duration of the fellowship of 21 months for the incoming fellows and 13 months for the outgoing fellows
  • 5th May 2019: closing date of AgreenSkills+ programme.