Short stays (14 days to 5 months) for foreign researchers

France’s ministries of Europe and foreign affairs (MEAE) and of higher education, research, and innovation (MESRI) have implemented a program to support short stays in French research institutions for foreign scientists seeking to do research on a topic related to earth systems, climate change and sustainability, or the energy transition.

Under the program, approximately 40 individuals will receive funding for short research stays between the months of August and December 2018.

The program is managed by Campus France. Researchers wishing to be considered for support are invited to apply online at "how to apply for the Make Our Planet Great Again programs" on Campus France website.  

Who may apply? 

Foreign research scientists are encouraged to respond to this call for proposals.
Candidates must include with their application a letter from a host institution in France.

Research themes

Three broad research themes are prioritized: earth systems, climate change and sustainability, and the energy transition. 


Candidates must possess or be working toward a doctoral degree and must be covered by an active research agreement or contract.
They must not be French nationals, and must not have resided in France after April 1, 2016.
Candidates may be of any age. The proposed period of research in France must not exceed five months and must take place between August 1 and December 31, 2018.

Call open to foreign research scientists


Successful candidates will receive mobility support in the amount of €65 per day for doctoral candidates and €120 per day for research scientists already holding a doctorate. The maximum mobility period is five months.
Roundtrip airfare and medical insurance are also provided.

Selection process

Consistent with the aims and requirements of this call for proposals, the selection process will unfold in two phases. In the first phase, scientific experts in the covered fields will evaluate the applications received. In the second phase, an international jury will make the final selection of the candidates to be supported.

Application process

Candidates must submit their research proposals online at "How to apply for Make Our Planet Great Again programs?". Candidates must also supply a letter from a host institution in France.


Week of February 26, 2018: Pre-launch phase of application process

March 12, 2018: Application period opens

April 6, 2018 at 23:59 CET: Application period ends

From June 18, 2018: Announcement of results

Beginning August 1, 2018: Supported researchers arrive at host institutions


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