The Paris Region ranks among the most competitive regions in the world for higher education, research and development, innovation and entrepreneurship. By received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant, the Paris Region launched the first call of the Paris Region fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP).
The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP) aims to foster research excellence, by training and developing international mobility and careers of outstanding researchers at post-doctoral level from a large panel of disciplines and of all nationalities.
The first call of 2-years postdoctoral fellowships Marie Skłodowska-Curie is planned to recruit 26 fellows in 2021. The applicant will design and implement their original research project in a first-class research group of their choice belonging to one of the 13 “Domain of Major Interest” (DMI) labels endorsed by the Paris Region. Among these 13 DMI, the gene therapy field has been labelled as a key research sector driving innovative therapies and international attractiveness.
ParisRegionFP will offer a novel international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training programme for experienced researchers, covering scientific, academic and industrial topics in the identified key sectors as well as hands-on knowledge in non-research oriented transferable skills. The educational and research program will be implemented by leading universities and 20 extra-academic partner organisations, covering actors from prestigious culture-related organisations and human resource actors to large industries and SMEs in various economic sectors.
The scientific actors will ensure infrastructure capacity and high-level environment to conduct excellent research. Extra-academic partners will contribute to the implementation of ParisRegionFP by hosting experienced researchers during secondments or visits and/or by providing training, mentoring or career development opportunities.
Important: It will be up to the applicants to search and get in touch with the most suitable host centre (and secondment organisation(s)) to discuss a potential cooperation and research project. A list of Paris Region laboratories is available here.
To apply to ParisRegionFP please go to parisregionfp.sciencescall.org before October 21st and read the short guide.