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The Paris Region (Région Ile-de-France) has recently opened the Call for Applications for the 2019 Blaise Pascal International Chairs of Excellence programme, which enables eminent foreign and expatriate researches to be hosted by higher education and research institutions of the Paris Region and provides funding for their research project: http://parisregion.eu/news.html. Each Chair holder is hosted by one or more higher education and research institutions of the Paris Region for the minimum hosting period of 12 months (full-time) that can be spread over 2 years. The exact entry date is defined by a host institution.

The Paris Region strongly encourages applications from women scientists and aims to attain a better gender balance among the applicants.

This Call for Applications is open to high-level foreign researchers (without any condition of nationality) or expatriate researchers in positions abroad, in any discipline including human and social sciences. They must propose an ambitious research project that should be carried out in collaboration with researchers in host laboratory of the Paris Region.

Each Chair will receive up to 170 000€ to cover the researcher’s pay, as well as some operating costs needed to carry out the research project: cost of hiring assistants and researchers, travel and installation expenses, conferences and seminars organization cost. Equipment costs and management fees are not covered by the package.

For more information, see the full Call for Applications attached here, or visit: http://parisregion.eu/news.html

Questions may be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for applications is 1 May 2019.