Le STUDIUM Research Professorship

Smart Loire Valley Programme 2017

LE STUDIUM RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP enables an international Professor to participate in postgraduate teaching, research and research team building. The Professorship residence is a period of three months in region Centre-Val de Loire for 4 consecutive years (12 months in total). For this programme two laboratories in region Centre-Val de Loire or three teams from the same laboratory need to be involved.

This professorship award is available during the academic years between 1st January 2019 and 31st December 2022.


  • 12-month residency (3 months each year for 4 consecutive years) to lead a collaborative project.
  • introduction of a new research activity complementary to those of the teams/laboratories involved in the project,
  • possible 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.

Eligibility criteria

This programme is intended to attract senior international researchers that are in possession of a doctoral degree and have at least five years of full time equivalent research experience.

To be eligible, applicant researchers must be national or long-term resident of a country other than France. Long-term residents are researchers who spent a period of full-time research activity of at least 5 consecutive (without breaks in research) years in a country other than France.

In addition, applicant researchers must also comply with the following mobility rule: applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Applications must be completed online on the LE STUDIUM website. Applications submitted by email will not be evaluated.

Deadline for submission of applications is set on 8th February 2018 at 5:00pm (CET Paris time).

Application date
8 Feb 2018
4 x 3 months
Europe France North-West
Humanities Anthropology & Ethnology Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History 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