In a global context of researcher mobility, ANR wishes to help reinforce the scientific positioning of France while at th e same time offering a first-class welcome to foreign researchers.

The agency is thus proposing a new funding instrument dedicated to individuals baptised "Hosting high-level researchers" (@RAction) to enable scientists of any nationality to carry out a research project in a reputed institution in France.

The chosen candidates will be hosted in a very high quality environment and attributed substantial resources to ensure the success of their scientific work, with a view to encouraging long-term residence in France.

The ANR funding will enable the successful candidate to set up a research team and carry out an ambitious 3 to 4 year project with high impact on a scientific subject that has received little, if any, attention in France. The ANR funding can cover all or part of the researcher's salary as well as the operating and equipment expenses.

The call for proposals is open to all scientific domains and targets two researcher profiles: leading world-class scientists whose career is widely recognised across the globe, and young researchers with high potential who can prove a record of excellence on the international scene.

The conditions of candidacy are simple:

•    reside abroad (or have arrived in France recently)
•    for young researchers: have spent at least 24 months outside the French territory during their post-doctoral career, and have defended their thesis before 1st July 2012
•    for the other researchers: have spent the majority of their career abroad

There is no age limit for candidates.


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