Le STUDIUM Research Professorship

Smart Loire Valley Programme 2017

LE STUDIUM RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP is intended to attract an outstanding international researcher for a cumulative 12-month period with residence in region Centre-Val de Loire for three months each year for four consecutive years. One award is available per campaign Experienced international researchers are eligible to submit an application after having negotiated their acceptance to a host laboratory and/or host enterprise in region Centre-Val de Loire.

This award is open from September 2017 to July 2018 for the starting date of the first period of residence.

The explicit objective of the Professorship is that after 4 years the output should consist of visible outcomes for the Professor, the host laboratory research teams and/or a number of laboratories. The outcomes should be related to research and possibly teaching activities at a high level. Therefore, the proposal involving several laboratories, including private laboratories, and/or several teams within one laboratory (eg at least three teams belonging to the same laboratory or at least two different laboratories), should define a unique mission. The duties of the Professorship holder should be of common interest for the development of the laboratories, teams or enterprise(s) involved and should have an international dimension. Achievements at the end of the Professorship should result in significant internationalisation of research through measurable and sustainable evolution of the research activity of the laboratories, the teams or enterprise(s) involved.


  • 3 months full time labour contract and residency every year for 4 consecutive years
  • introduction of a new research activity complementary to those of the teams/laboratories involved in the project
  • possibly contribution to consolidating an emerging domain of research and teaching
  • organisation of a set of scientific events (one or two workshops or summer schools) with a unifying goal
Application date
9 Feb 2017
4 x 3 months
Europe France North-West
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 5 and 99 years