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BIENVENÜE Regional programme (English version)

The BIENVENÜE post-doctoral programme - “Welcoming highly-talented international post-docs in Brittany”, carried by Région Bretagne, in partnership with eight regionally implanted research institutions (universities and research centres), aims to recruit 75 post-doctoral fellows with a high-level international profile in Breton laboratories. It will be implemented over a period of 5 years (2020-204) from November 1st, 2020, and is co-funded by the European Union through its Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Divided in 3 cohorts of 25 24-month fellowships each, the fellows will be selected through 3 annual calls for projects.


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Objectives

The BIENVENÜE programme aims at :  

  • reinforcing the human potential of Brittany’s research in the long term, by attracting high level international post-doctoral fellows with heightened conditions in terms of salary, working environment, training and networking;
  • increasing the visibility and attractiveness of Brittany’s leading research and innovation domains;
  • supporting the implementation of the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy – Breton RIS3 and contributing to the territorial development.

Partners

The BIENVENÜE programme research partners are Agrocampus Ouest, IMT Atlantique, Inria, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Université de Bretagne-Sud, Université de Rennes 1, Université Rennes 2 and Sorbonne University/Station biologique de Roscoff, whichwill host the fellows within their premises located in Brittany. The regional agency for innovation, Bretagne Développement Innovation (BDI), is also a BIENVENÜE partner, and will provide help for applicants and supervisors to find collaboration with non-academic organisations.

The BIENVENÜE post-doctoral projects will be built by the applicant, in relation with his/her supervisor. The applicant can freely decide on the thematic of his/her project, as long as it is in line with the strategic innovation areas of the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy – Breton RIS3. The project will take place in Brittany, in a hosting laboratory administratively attached to at least one of the eight BIENVENÜE partner research institutions.

Financial support

The support paid by Région Bretagne to partner research institutions amounts to 97,400 euros per post-doctoral fellow recruited over a period of 24 months (i.e. 4,060 euros per month), including:

  • 92,640 euros (i.e. 3,860 euros per month) to cover 89.56% of the salary costs of the post-doctoral fellow;

  • 4,800 euros (i.e. 200 euros per month) corresponding to the personal mobility allowance paid to the post-doctoral fellow.

The employing partner research institution, in conjunction with the hosting laboratory, provide additional funding to cover 10.44% of the salary costs of the post-doctoral fellow, i.e. 10,800 euros over 24 months (450 euros per month), as well as research and training costs.

Eligibility criteria

Project

The BIENVENÜE post-doctoral projects should be built by the applicant, in relation with his/her supervisor. The applicant can freely decide on the thematic of his/her project, as long as it is in line with the strategic innovation areas of the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy – Breton RIS3. The project must take place in Brittany.

Post-doctoral applicant

To be eligible, the applicant must, at the deadline of the call, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience. He/she has not resided or carried out his/her main activity in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.

Supervisor

The supervisor of a BIENVENÜE post-doctoral project must be based in Brittany and in one of the following situations:

  • permanent staff of a partner research institution, with the status of « chargé·e de recherche », « directeur·rice de recherche », « maître de conférences », « professeur des universités » or « ingénieur·e de recherche titulaire de l’HDR »;
  • permanent staff from another research institution, but member of a laboratory administratively attached to at least one of the eight partner research institution, and relying on a permanent staff of a partner institution as co-supervisor;
  • non-permanent staff of a partner research institution, with an employment contract of a duration equal to or greater than the total duration of recruitment of the supervised post-doctoral fellow.
Hosting laboratory

The hosting laboratory must be based in Brittany and administratively attached to at least one of the eight BIENVENÜE partner research institutions.

The applications will be evaluated by external and international experts, and selected based on criteria of scientific excellence, according to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie rules of transparency, equity and merit. The selection will be done without prioritisation of research domains and following 4 main criteria: scientific interest of the project, potential of the applicant, feasibility of the project and expected scientific results.

Selection process

The applications will be evaluated by external and international experts, and selected based on criteria of scientific excellence, according to the Marie Sklodowska-Curie rules of transparency, equity and merit. The selection will be done without prioritisation of research domains and following 4 main criteria: scientific interest of the project, potential of the applicant, feasibility of the project and expected scientific results.

Schedule

The BIENVENÜE project will start on November 1st, 2020 and last 5 years (2020-2024). The project ambitions to recruit 75 post-doctoral fellows, in 3 cohorts of 25 24-month fellowships each. The post-doctoral fellows will be selected through 3 annual calls for projects. The 1st call will be launched in January 2021 with a deadline on 15 March 2021 at 23:59. The projects must be upload by the applicants on the regional platform named “Extranet Recherche”[1]. The results will be communicated at the beginning of summer for a starting date in September 2021 at the earliest.

An information session (in English) is planned for applicants and future supervisors on Friday, 15th January 2021 between 14:00 and 16:00. It will take place through videomeeting.

Register here


[1] The link will be communicated shortly by Région Bretagne.

Contacts

For further information about the BIENVENÜE programme, you may contact : Région Bretagne - Service du développement de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche - msca-bienvenue@bretagne.bzh

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