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WARNING ! The AgreenSkills + programme is closed, there are no more calls for application


Since the AgreenSkills+ programme ended May 4, 2019, there will be no more calls under this programme.

For the record, here below the principles and 3 main steps that guided the submission of applications for AgSk and AgSk + programmes.

1.     Submit a quick online eligibility check

1.1.    Register on the AgreenSkills website 

1.2.     Complete an online form to assess your eligibility to the programme.

Candidates were not required to mention whether they are applying as young or independent researchers and needed only follow the same and single application procedures. They were informed by e-mail within a few weeks of their submission about whether their request had passed this stage or not.

2.    Find a hosting lab that matches your research interests

  • Incoming eligible candidates were invited to contact labs within  Agreenium-IAVFF member organizations  that complement their research interests. Lab proposals were also available to eligible candidates on the AgreenSkills' web portal.
  • Outgoing eligible candidates were invited to contact any laboratory outside of France that matches their research interests to discuss the AgreenSkills' mobility programme and potential postdoctoral positions.

Please note that AgreenSkills+ provided a monthly mobility allowance as a complement to a basic salary. The basic salary of an incoming fellow had to be provided by the hosting lab. In some cases (invited researcher), this basic salary could be his/her current salary.

3.    Prepare and submit a complete application online.

3.1.  Finalise a research project proposal in relation with the hosting lab and an identified scientific mentor in this lab.

3.2.  Fill in all documents requested for an application

The candidates were incited to read carefully the  Guide for Applicants . Once connected to the application system, they were able to complete it gradually, step by step following the instructions. The system saved all their data until final submission. All relevant templates and documents were available under the Documents  section of the website.

3.3.   Submit your proposal online before the submission deadline

The AgreenSkills website and submission system ensured transparency and traceability of the proposals, while processing and securing exchanges in full respect of confidentiality and anonymity.


What happened next?

Each submitted application was assessed by up to 3 international reviewers, and then by the AgreenSkills Scientific Committee panels. The evaluation process took up to 10 weeks.

The AgreenSkills Steering Committee decided which research projects have to be funded, based on the Scientific Committee's recommendations and ranking.