MOPGA Scholarship Program 2024 (Funded Study in France)

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French Government’s MOPGA Scholarship Program 2024: Launched in 2018, the Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) initiative has met with worldwide enthusiasm, generating expressions of interest from a large number of highly qualified students and researchers.  

This seventh Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) call for applications is intended to welcome at least 40 early career researchers wishing to carry out their research in France. The program is funded by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, in collaboration with the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research, and implemented by Campus France. 

The MOPGA 2024 Visiting Fellowship Program for Early Career Researchers will support researchers working on topics listed in the “Research Themes” section.

French Government’s MOPGA Scholarship Program Requirements

  • Foreign researchers holding a doctoral degree for less than 5 years
  • No nationality restrictions (except France)
  • 40 fellowships will be awarded for a 12-month period from September 2024.

MOPGA Scholarship Program: ELIGIBILITY 

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Individuals fitting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Applicants who do NOT hold French citizenship 
  • Foreign researchers holding a doctoral degree for less than 5 years (must have passed their thesis defense between January 2019 and January 2024)
  • Foreign researchers who have not resided in France between October 9th 2023 and January 9th 2024 (more than 90 days) 

RESEARCH THEMES

Five broad research themes are eligible:

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  • Earth systems
  • Climate change and sustainability
  • Energy transition
  • Societal challenges of environmental issues
  • Human, animal and ecosystem health as part as a “One Health” approach.

Benefits of Apply for MOPGA Scholarship Program.

This fellowship includes the following benefits :

  • Monthly allowance of 2,500 euros
  • Moving allowance of 500 euros
  • Health Insurance plan covering civil liability and repatriation assistance until the MOPGA Fellow’s registration to the French Social Security Scheme
  • Complementary Health Insurance plan covering civil liability and repatriation assistance once the Social Security registration process is effective.  

DOCUMENTS NEEDED

  1. CV including the list of your publications in English (4 pages max)
  2. PhD Diploma (or certificate of PhD diploma)
  3. CV of your research supervisor in the French host institution (2 pages max)
  4. Letter of support from the French host institution
  5. Letters of recommendation (3 max)
  6. Passport or proof of ID

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TIMELINE

  • October 9th 2023: Application period opens
  • January 9th 2024: Application period ends  
  • End of June 2024 : Notification of the results
  • Between September 2024 and December 2024 (at the latest): Arrival in France and start of the fellowship 

How to Apply for the French Government’s MOPGA Scholarship Program.

Visit the Official Webpage of the French Government’s Make Our Planet Great Again (MOPGA) Scholarship Program 2024

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