AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ Fellowship Program For Outgoing Researchers

French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)

Grant amount: €21,000 - €115,200

Anticipated deadline: Feb 8, 2019 3:00am PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Research Scientist

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: France

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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AgreenSkills and AgreenSkills+ are international postdoctoral fellowship programmes co-funded by the European Union and coordinated by INRA , in collaboration with Agreenium-IAVFF , the French Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute. AgreenSkills programmes promote international mobility for young and independent researchers up to 10 years of experience of research post PhD.

AgreenSkills+ welcomes challenging basic or applied research projects in all fields of life, food and environmental sciences which may contribute to scientific domains of Agreenium-IAVFF members i.e. agriculture and forestry, food and nutrition, environment, and animal health.

Outgoing fellowships: are for researchers employed by one of the Agreenium-IAVFF members organisations, who wish to apply to work in a university research unit or research center outside France.

AgreenSkills+ outgoing fellowships are for a mobility period of 6 to a maximum of 24 months. An additional 6 month return period in Europe is mandatory.

Attractive Conditions

  • Very attractive salaries: from € 3,500 (Young experienced researcher) up to € 4,800 (Independent researcher) gross monthly
  • Excellent research labs and high level hosting conditions
  • Training and networking opportunities.

Key Figures

  • AgreenSkills+ offers 212 fellow-years of fellowships over 5 years (2014-2019)
  • 142 fellow years have been already funded by AgreenSkills (2012-2016)
  • Access to more than 300 research units in France for incoming fellowships
  • Mobility duration of 1 year up to 3 years for incoming fellowships and 6 months to 24 months for outgoing fellowships.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Outgoing researchers (employees of one of the Agreenium-IAVFF members applying in research units of universities or research centres out of France) must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:
    • Be a researcher working for an Agreenium-IAVFF member organization, with an employment contract in effect during the entire duration of the mobility period
    • Hold a PhD (or PhD will have been awarded by mobility start date)
    • Have less than 10 years' research experience after their PhD
    • Have spent at least 2 years in France within the last 3 years immediately prior to the expected date of mobility
    • Be able to write and speak fluent English or French
    • Have at least 1 publication in an inter-disciplinary or specialised peer-reviewed journal
    • Have 1 publication in an inter-disciplinary or specialised peer-reviewed journal per 2 years of post-doctorate period (patents count as publications) taking into account any non-research career breaks
    • Propose a research project that is compliant with the opinion 24 of the European Group of Ethics in Science and New Technologies