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February 29, 2008

Grants for scientists to work in Paris

The City Council of Paris is offering several grants for foreign researchers to work in the French capital for a few months. The grants aim at helping Paris labs develop long-term collaborations with scientists in other countries. 

Eligibility: Ph.D.-holders of foreign nationality, permanently residing in a foreign country.

Disciplines: All fields. Projects of a multidisciplinary nature or focusing on the city of Paris itself are encouraged.

Duration: From 3 to 11 months for scientists with less than 5 years' postdoctoral experience. More experienced scientists are also supported for a duration of between 2 and 6 months.

Stipends: Monthly stipend of 2,500 for postdocs, and of 3,000 for senior scientists.

Other allowances: Round-trip air fare from your country of origin to France, medical assurance, and administrative support in looking for accommodation.

What else you need to know: If you planned to learn French once in France, you will need some serious help with the language even before applying. Candidates need to complete a 10-page application form in French. Awardees also must write a 15-page report in French but not until the last month of the grant.

Deadline: 18 April 2008.

More information: See the Web site of the City Council of Paris

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