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Conditions

AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ provide support to research projects and fellows with very attractive employment conditions, including access to state-of-the-art resources and unique career development opportunities.

 

The hosting laboratories participating in both AgreenSkills’ programmes commit to provide access to:

  • Financial resources needed to undertake the fellow’s research project;
  • Material resources, including laboratory equipment and high-performing experimental and technological infrastructures;
  • Human resources, notably technical and administrative staff;
  • Networkingwith the scientific community and training through seminars, workshops, conferences, including social events to ensure optimal informal learning opportunities.

 

AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+, along with hosting institutions, provide attractive employment conditions

Incoming fellows (i.e. researchers applying to work in one of Agreenium’s hosting laboratories) receive a monthly mobility allowance ranging between approximately €1300 and €1700 for young and independent researchers, respectively. This financial support is provided by AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ and includes all benefits from the French health care and pension contributions, insurance and other social benefits.

The mobility allowance comes in addition to a basic salary, which can be ensured by different means:

  • by the home institution (if home salary is maintained during the fellowship period);
  • by the hosting laboratory (equivalent to a basic salary of a junior or senior researcher in France).

In order to respect the principle of co-funding, the basic salary cannot be sourced from EU funds.

The total amount perceived (mobility allowance plus the basic salary) represents an overall salary which is significantly higher than French state salaries for young and independent researchers.

Hosting institutions can offer relocation support, if needed, including provision of a guarantee and deposit for accommodation for fellows and their dependents, as well as legal and administrative support.

Outgoing fellows (i.e. researchers employed by one of the Agreenium members and applying to work in research units of universities or research centres outside of France) are offered a mobility allowance in the form of tax free per diems. The amount of the daily allowance (per diem) is calculated by the AgreenSkills management team and depends on the country of your stay, currency rate and current employer.

 
Please note that AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ do not provide additional financial aid to cover travel expenses. However, travel allowance can always be negotiated with the selected hosting institution.
  
Click here to read the  AgreenSkills’ Guide for Applicants for complete information about the programme’s conditions and application procedures for young researchers. A new Guide for Applicants for both the AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ programmes will soon be available.

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