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AgreenSkills at a glance

AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ postdoctoral fellowships can be defined by the following principles:

 

Openness

  • There is no discrimination of candidates in terms of nationality;
  • More than 300 research units in France are involved in the AgreenSkills’ programmes;
  • Researchers freely propose their topics, construct their research projects, identify the laboratories they wish to work in, assisted if necessary, by the AgreenSkills management team ;
  • AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ are open programmes; the only constraint being that basic or targeted research projects must contribute to the broad fields of agriculture, food, nutrition, environment, animal health, or veterinary public health;
  • AgreenSkills offers 142 fellow years over 4 years, while AgreenSkills+ offers 212 fellow years over 5 years.

 

High flexibility

  • The programmes have a continuous recruitment process with two selection rounds per year;
  • Mobility can be incoming or outgoing;
  • The programmes take into consideration the semester system and candidates’ career breaks;
  • The programmes offer support in finding the appropriate hosting laboratory.

 

Applicant-friendly eligibility criteria

  • Mobility period between 12 to 24 months for AgreenSkills’ incoming fellows coming to France and between 12 and 36 months for AgreenSkills+ incoming fellows;
  • Mobility period of minimum 6 months up to 24 months for both AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ outgoing fellows (researchers employed by one of the Agreenium-IAVFF members);
  • All candidates must hold a PhD. PhD students can apply, provided that their PhD will be awarded by the mobility start date;
  • AgreenSkills candidates must have research experience equal to or less than 7 years from the date of their PhD. AgreenSkills+ candidates must have between 0 and 10 years' research experience following their PhD;
  • For incoming fellowships: candidates must not have spent more than 12 months in the last 3 years in France. For outgoing fellowships: have spent at least 2 years in France within the last 3 years prior to the expected date of mobility.

Click here to read the eligibility criteria for both programmes in detail.
 

Attractive conditions

  • Fellowships offer very attractive mobility allowance and salary conditions of up to approximately €3500 and €4800 for young and independent researchers, respectively, depending on the level of experience of each candidate;
  • Optimal research conditions are offered by hosting institutions;
  • Complementary training and workshops are provided;
  • Support for a personalized career development plan;
  • Participation in Career & Job Fairs.

AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ features

  • Transparent, rigorous international selection process;
  • Joint responsibility for the research laboratory and research fellow to assure high quality research projects;
  • Careful attention to ethical principles and integrity in research.

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