MOPGA Visiting Research Fellowship 2024 for Early Career Researchers

Fellowship Research in Environment
  • France, France
  • Apply Before : January 9, 2024

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 10478
  • Degree Non Degree Program/CertificateResearch
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • No. of Opportunity 40
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
  • Duration 12 months
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction EnglishFrench
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

40 young researchers who want to conduct their research in France are welcome to apply to the seventh Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) call for applications. MOPGA: Visiting Research Fellowship initiative is supported by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and is carried out by Campus France in association with the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research.

Researcher support will be provided by the MOPGA 2024 Visiting Fellowship Program for Young Researchers on the subjects included in the “Research Areas” section.

About Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA):

Since its 2018 launch, the Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) program has attracted interest from a significant number of highly skilled students and academics.

In order to improve scientific contributions to climate change concerns raised by the COPs, France, a significant participant in the fight against climate change and a guarantor of the Paris Agreement, is introducing a new MOPGA visiting fellowship program.

Key Details

Implemented by: Campus France

In collaboration with: French Ministry for Higher Education and Research

Funded by: French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Application Deadline: January 9, 2024

Result announcements: Late June 2024

Arrival & Fellowship Start Date: Between September 2024 and December 2024    

Fellowship Period: 12-month

Fellowship Location: France

Number of Opporunity: 40

Description of Research Project

Research Project should meet the following criteria:

  • The project should be in English of French Language
  • Has a Research Project Title
  • Include 6 Keywords
  • Have an abstract of max. 2,000 characters
  • Context & Motivation (max. 2,000 characters)
  • Scientific Objectives (max. 2,000 characters)
  • Methodology & Timeline (max. 4,500 characters)
  • Project position in relation to the MOPGA scientific domain (max. 2,000 characters)
  • Collaborations or/and impacts of the research project proposal on the applicant’s residence country (max. 2,000 characters)

Benefits of the MOPGA Visiting Research Fellowship

The MOPGA Visiting Research Fellowship will include the following benefits:

  • Monthly stipend of 2,500 €
  • Moving allowance of 500 €
  • Social security coverage
  • Health insurance support

Research Areas

There are five broad study themes that are eligible:

  • Earth system sciences
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Energy transition
  • Societal challenges of environmental issues and Human,
  • Animal and Environmental Health as part of a “One Health

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:

  • Foreign scholars who have held a doctorate for less than 5 years (must have passed their thesis defence between January 2019 and January 2024)
  • There are no nationality restrictions (except France)
  • Applicants must not have French nationality
  • Individuals who meet the following requirements are eligible to apply:
  • Foreign researchers who have not resided in France between October 9th 2023 and January 9th 2024 (more than 90 days)

Required Documents

Please prepare and submit the following documents:

  • CV in English, with a list of publications (4 pages max)
  • PhD Degree (or certificate of PhD diploma)
  • CV of your French host institution’s research supervisor (2 pages max)
  • Letter of recommendation from the French host institution
  • Recommendation letters (3 max)
  • Passport or ID proof.

How to Apply for the MOPGA Visiting Research Fellowship?

All applciants can apply online though the link below.


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Selection Process

The selection process will be divided into two phases in accordance with the goals and conditions of this call for applications.

  1. The applications will be evaluated in the first phase by scientific specialists in each relevant discipline.
  2. An international committee in the second phase will select the 40 final fellows for the MOPGA 2024 program


For further information about MOPGA Visiting Research Fellowship, please visit the program’s website.

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