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Agropolis Fondation: Doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellowship Grant

Agropolis Fondation

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher PhD Student

Funding uses: Fellowship

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within 3 years of receiving their PhD

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Agropolis Fondation

Agropolis Fondation works with 36 research units specializing in plant research at various levels- from its genes to its environments to its final uses. Altogether, the 37 research unit, which is a subset of the Montpellier scientific community, makes up the Foundation’s scientific network.

The network involves about 1300 scientists and 600 PhD students and covers a wide range of disciplines, i.e., from bio-technical to social sciences and with recognized expertise in temperate, tropical and Mediterranean regions.

These research units are collectively working on five scientific domains:

  • Genetics and genomics, plant breeding, eco-physiology
  • Integrated crop protection, plant pests and diseases, symbiotes, population ecology 
  • Agro-ecosystems, agri-environmental innovations and resource management 
  • Agri-food systems, processing and quality of food and non-food materials 
  • Innovation processes and social management of innovation

Unique Scientific Focus

We support scientific projects that promote an integrated and pluri-disciplinary approach in addressing all aspects of the Plant:

  • Plants, from the genes to the whole plant to plant communities
  • Plants in its environment and agro-ecosystem
  • Plants and plant-products for food and non-food uses

We accord priority to projects that address issues confronting temperate, tropical and Mediterranean issues as well as those that address challenges related to sustainable development:

  • Increasing demand for plants and plant by-products for both food and non-food applications
  • Interaction between climate change and crops
  • Prevention and management of risks related to crop and food systems

    Agropolis Fondation funds scientific and capacity building programmes that are innovative, federative, structuring and integrative that is based on the following interdisciplinary axes:

    • Development of plant phenotypes
    • Diversity of interrelations between plants and bio-aggressors
    • Agro-ecosystems, territories, services and innovation
    • From genes to products: integrated approaches for assessing, controlling and improving the quality of plant products

    Fellowship Programme

    The Agropolis Fondation Fellowship Programme is designed to promote the exchange of knowledge among scientists from around the world. Agropolis Fellows work together with their counterparts and a team of scientists in various research units based in Montpellier, France. Together, they explore solutions to address plant research issues related to agriculture and sustainable development in the temperate, Mediterranean and tropical regions.

    Promising and qualified doctoral or post-doc scientists with noteworthy research and publication record may qualify for the Agropolis Fondation Doctoral and Post-doctoral Fellowship Award. Successful candidates will be hosted in and work jointly with any of the Foundation’s research units in developing and launching new research projects on the Foundation’s thematic focus. Open to candidates from or having worked in developing or emerging, Southern or Mediterranean countries, this research award also aims to contribute to developing international scientific partnership.

    Duration of tenure: From 6 to 36 months

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


    • Profile of eligible candidate:
      • Outstanding doctoral or post-doc scientist.
      • Candidate from or having worked in developing or emerging, Southern, or Mediterranean countries.
      • Should not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of submission of the proposal.
    • For Doctoral students, identification of candidate is not compulsory at the date of submission and selection of the proposal.
    • Post-doc applicants should have obtained his/her PhD degree for no more than 3 years upon the date of application.