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The Post-Doctoral Return programme of the ANR


The objective of the Post-Doctoral Return programme of the French National Research Agency (ANR) is to offer attractive conditions to early career researchers who seek to develop their research projects within a research laboratory in France.

The programme is intended for two categories of researchers: The French early career researcher who has obtained his thesis in France or in a foreign country and who has completed a postdoctoral stay of at least 1 year in a foreign country, and, foreign early career researchers who have obtained their thesis in France and who have completed a postdoctoral stay of at least 1 year in a country other than France. Candidates must have defended their thesis within the last 5 years.
The programme is structured as an open call for projects. Successful candidates could receive funding from between 150 000 to 700 000 Euros for a period spanning 24 to 36 months. Note: Candidates are strongly advised to avoid selecting the laboratories in which they defended their thesis as the host laboratory for their project.

The deadline for submitting applications: March, 17, 2011.