Winning Normandy Fellowship in France 2021

With the objective of fostering research excellence and innovative actions, the Region Normandie has announced the Winning Normandy Fellowship program for foreign students for the academic session 2021-2022.

The Winning Normandy Fellowship program is uniquely designed for foreign students to carry out research studies in France. Region Normandie will choose forty students in two calls for the postdoctoral fellowship program and will provide them a monthly salary.

Region Normandie is an organization that is a part of the Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support Industry. It looks to advance attractive research careers in the Normandy region of France by financing individual-driven research training and career chances for experienced researchers.

Normandy region, located in the North-West coast of France with 3.3 million inhabitants, is one of the most visited French regions. It is a very vital and dynamic economic region for the nation with its several industries of excellence and innovation like health, energy, agri-food, chemistry and automotive, naval and aeronautical construction.

Why choose to study in France? France is a quite famous destination for schooling among foreign students. Its idealness, build of its rich culture, architecture, gastronomy, and flourishing student life, makes it attractive in the eyes of foreign students. In addition, the tuition fee rates in France are relatively cheap for the high-quality education that is provided.

Application Deadline: 17th October 2021

Brief Description of Winning Normandy Fellowship

  • University or Organization: Region Normandie
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: Research
  • Award: 5540€
  • Number of Awards: 40
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Nationality: International
  • Award Nation: France

Benefits of Winning Normandy Fellowship

The candidates that will be chosen for the fellowship program will be given 5540€ per month and an additional budget for research, training, and travel costs by the institute.

Eligibility for Winning Normandy Fellowship

  • Eligible Nations: Applicants of all international nations are qualified to apply.
  • Eligible Subjects: A research program in Energy, Food, Mobility and Logistics, Sustainable and Digital, Health and Risk Management can be undertaken.

To be qualified, the candidates have to meet all the following/given conditions:

  • The candidates should have successfully applied to a research program in an eligible school.
  • Agreement with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie mobility rule: candidates should not have resided or undergone their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for over 12 months in the past three years before the call closing date;
  • At the time of the call closing date, candidates should be in possession of a doctoraldegree (or have a minimum of four years of full-time equal research experience);
  • Candidates can select a host research group belonging to one of the “Smart Specialisation Strategy” domains (about 110 laboratories) to develop the research project of their choosing.
  • No other restrictions are in place, the Winning Normandy Fellowship program applies strict equal opportunity principles for applicants’ selection and recruitment.
  • Any ethical issues associated with the research project have to be clarified by the Ethics self- assessment.

How to Apply for Winning Normandy Fellowship

Candidates can submit application to a host research group belonging to one of the “Smart Specialisation Strategy” domains (about 110 laboratories) to develop the research project of their choosing. Application for the Winning Normandy Program can be made on the application portal provided by the institution.

Supporting Documents: The candidates are expected to present the following credentials to the university:

  • Application form
  • Research project description
  • Curriculum Vitae and track record
  • Ethics self-assessment form
  • Proof of identity
  • PhD degree academic transcript and/or relevant work certificate(s)
  • 2 recommendation letters

Admission Criteria: The candidates should be in possession of a doctoral degree or have a minimum four years of full-time equivalent research experience.

Language Requirement: The candidates are expected to be fluent in English and possess basic knowledge of French.

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