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FULLY FUNDED TO FRANCE : Apply for the MOPGA Visiting Fellowship Program 2024

Aiming to strengthen scientific contributions to climate change concerns raised by the COPs, France, a leader in the fight against climate change and defender of the spirit of the Paris Agreement, is creating a new MOPGA visiting fellowship programme.

The purpose of this seventh call for applications from Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) is to accommodate at least forty early career researchers who would like to conduct research in France. The French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, together with the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, provides funding for the programme, which is run by Campus France.

The MOPGA 2024 Visiting Fellowship Program for Early Career Researchers will support researchers working on topics listed in the "Research Themes" section.

Description of the Research Project (in English or French):

  • Research Project Title
  • Keywords (6)
  • Abstract of the Research Project (2,000 char. max.)
  • Context and Motivation (2,000 char. max.)
  • Scientific Objectives (2,000 char. max.)
  • Methodology and Timeline (4,500 char. max.)
  • Project position in relation to the MOPGA scientific domain (2,000 char. max.)
  • Collaborations and/or impacts for the candidate's country of residence in relation to the research project proposal (2,000 characters max.)

Research themes

Five broad research themes are eligible:

  • Earth systems
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Energy transition
  • Societal challenges of environmental issues
  • Human, animal and ecosystem health as part as a "One Health" approach.


  • October 9th 2023: Application period opens
  • January 9th 2024: Application period ends
  • End of June 2024 : Notification of the results
  • Between September 2024 and December 2024 (at the latest): Arrival in France and start of the fellowship

Scroll down for more details and click on the official link attached to apply.

Additional Information

Host Institution
Program Type
Fully Funded
Program Benefits
A 2,500 euro monthly allowance - A 500 euro moving allowance - Supporters of health insurance and social security coverage

The winners' institutions and the French host institution will arrange a visiting fellowship agreement. It will outline the tools and resources the host laboratory provides to enable the researcher to complete the research project.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants who do NOT hold French citizenship
Foreign researchers holding a doctoral degree for less than 5 years (must have passed their thesis defense between January 2019 and January 2024)
Foreign researchers who have not resided in France between October 2023 and January 2024 (more than 90 days)
Eligible Countries
All Countries except France
Application Procedure
Selection Process
In line with the ambitions and requirements of this call for applications, the selection process will unfold in two phases. In the first phase, scientific experts in each relevant field will evaluate the applications. In the second phase, an international committee will select the final fellows for the MOPGA 2024 program.

Documents needed
CV including the list of your publications in English (4 pages max)
PhD Diploma (or certificate of PhD diploma)
CV of your research supervisor in the French host institution (2 pages max)
Letter of support from the French host institution
Letters of recommendation (3 max)
Passport or proof of ID

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