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