BIENVENÜE: “Welcoming highly-talented international post-docs in Brittany”

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BIENVENÜE is one of the most important European projects supported by the region of Brittany and to which Rennes 2 University is a partner. With a funding of €5.5M, the project foresees the recruitment of 75 postdoctoral fellows in 8 higher education and research institutions in the region.

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The BIENVENÜE post-doctoral programme - “Welcoming highly-talented international post-docs in Brittany”, being led by the Région Bretagne, in partnership with 8 regionally implanted research institutions (universities and research centres), aims to recruit 75 post-doctoral fellows with high-level international profiles in Breton research laboratories. It will be implemented over a period of 5 years, from November 1st, 2020 - 2025 and is co-funded by the European Union through its Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

The BIENVENÜE program aims to:
  • reinforce the human potential of Brittany’s research in the long term, by attracting high level international post-doctoral fellows with heightened conditions in terms of salary, working environment, training and networking;

  • increase the visibility and attractiveness of Brittany’s leading research and innovation domains;

  • support the implementation of the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy – Breton RIS3 and contributing to the territorial development.

The BIENVENÜE post-doctoral projects should be developed by the applicant, in conjunction with their supervisor. The applicant may choose the theme of their project, as long as it is in line with the strategic innovation areas of the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy – Breton RIS3. The project must take place in Brittany.

To be eligible, the applicant must, at the deadline of the call, be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience. They must also have resided or worked/studied at least 24 months outside of France in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline.



Project Details: 

Type of project: Horizon 2020 MSCA Cofund

Coordinator: The Region of Brittany 

Amount of EU funding: €5.5M (out of a total of €10.5M)

Funding for Rennes 2: €97,400 per postdoctoral student (recruited for a period of 24 months)

Duration: 2020-2025 (5 years)

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  • Agrocampus Ouest
  • IMT Atlantique
  • Université de Bretagne Occidentale
  • Université de Bretagne-Sud
  • Université de Rennes 1
  • Université Rennes 2
  • Sorbonne Université / Station biologique de Roscoff
  • and with l'agence Bretagne développement innovation.