Post-doctoral funding

The second call of the BIENVENÜE programme will be launched on December 1st 2021, with an application deadline on February 15th 2021 at midnight.
25 postdoctoral fellowships of 24 months will be offered, for a beginning of funded research projects from September 2022.

The BIENVENÜE programme

The postdoctoral BIENVENÜE programme – “Welcoming highly-talented international postdocs in Brittany” aims to recruit 75 post-doctoral fellows.

It is co-funded by the European Union (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions), Région Bretagne and partner research institutions for a total of 11 million euros. The recruitment is organized around 3 calls launched in 2021, 2022 and 2023. Research proposals are elaborated by the postdoctoral candidates on the theme of their choice, but should contribute to the Breton Research and Innovation Regional Smart Specialization Strategy – S3.

Eligible laboratories to host a BIENVENÜE fellow are administratively attached to at least one of the programme partner institutions: 

  • Agrocampus Ouest,
  • IMT Atlantique,
  • l’Inria,
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale,
  • Université Bretagne-Sud,
  • Université de Rennes 1,
  • Université Rennes 2,
  • Sorbonne Université – Station Biologique de Roscoff.

They should also be located in Brittany. In accordance with Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions rules, the applicant must, on the deadline of the call, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience. They haven’t lived or carried out their main activity in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.


Online information meeting

To find out more about the selection process and how to apply for the BIENVENÜE program, an online information meeting organized by Rennes 2 University will take place on November 8th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., via Zoom. After a presentation of the program and application procedures, a Q&A (Questions & Answers) time will be provided.

To participate in this webinar, please register here in order to receive the login link.

If you cannot attend the meeting but are interested in the BIENVENÜE programme, please fill the option box in the registration questionnaire to get information about the opening of the call for projects and the dates of the next information meetings.

This year, Breton researchers willing to host a BIENVENÜE fellow can express their interest and indicate their research themes on the dedicated page of the BIENVENÜE web platform. 

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