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Make our planet great again: young researchers residency grants

Deadline for young researchers: January 9th, 2024


France, as a major player in the fight against climate change and guarantor of the spirit of the Paris Agreement, is launching a new MOPGA program of research residency grants for young researchers to help strengthen scientific contributions to the climate change issues raised by the COPs.


This seventh call for projects under the Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) program, financed by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR) and implemented by Campus France, will host a minimum of 40 young researchers wishing to carry out their research in France.


The MOPGA 2024 fellowship program for young researchers will fund researchers working on the research topics listed in the appropriate section.


Five major areas of research are eligible:

  • Earth system sciences ;

  • climate change and sustainability ;

  • energy transition

  • societal challenges of environmental issues;

  • human, animal and environmental health, as defined by the "One Health" approach.

A minimum of 40 fellowships will be awarded to the winning young researchers over a 12-month period starting in September 2024.


This scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • Monthly allowance of 2,500 euros

  • Installation allowance of 500 euros

  • Health insurance: health insurance, civil liability and repatriation assistance until affiliation to the French social security system;

  • Supplementary health insurance: once you are affiliated to the French social security system, you will be covered for supplementary health insurance, third-party liability insurance and repatriation assistance.

A research stay agreement with the host institution will be drawn up between the institutions and the prizewinners, specifying in particular the resources made available by the laboratory in France to enable the researcher to carry out the research project.


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