Smart Loire Valley Programme
The Smart Loire Valley Programme* aims to support high-quality research and international collaborative research projects, to build human capacity and scientific knowledge for research, development and innovation by attracting talented, highly qualified researchers worldwide and from all academic disciplines. Researchers have to embody, in their profile, the key words that capture the research values of LE STUDIUM: Curiosity, Imagination and Intuition. The annual call for applications is open from November each year to February the next year. It is thus open to all scientific disciplines. It offers different awards and formats of residencies and interactions (fellowships and professorships residencies of 12 months, 3-12 months researchers’ visits, networking actions). It consists in a precious opportunity to access funding to develop fundamental research projects and to create or extend sustainable international collaborations.
(*For the period 2015 to 2021, the programme operated with a co-financing from the European Union in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - COFUND [Co- Funding of regional, national and international programmes for the mobility of experienced researchers] for the Fellowships award)
Scientific events and networking actions organised by LE STUDIUM in the course of these research awards focus on advancing interdisciplinary research and translational research to stimulate together fundamental research and socioeconomic development. Synergies between academic disciplines and potential links with the industrial world are highly considered.
Independent external peer reviewers and an international independent Scientific Council assess and select the best candidates and innovative research projects in the framework of a fair and transparent process.
To be eligible, applicant researchers must be nationals or long-term residents of a country other than France and comply with the European mobility rules. The preliminary acceptance into a host laboratory and/or host enterprise based in the Centre-Val de Loire region is necessary.
Applications must be completed online on the LE STUDIUM website. Applications submitted by email will not be considered nor evaluated.
The call for applications, open from November each year to February next year, offers different innovative award formats designed to stimulate international scientific exchanges, to increase interdisciplinary research, to create synergies between academic disciplines and links with the industrial world and foster socio-economic development.
The programme aims to develop outward looking interdisciplinary teams with a reputation in developing the EU economic landscape. Candidates and proposals are evaluated by independent external peer reviewers and an international independent Scientific Council to select the best candidates and high added-value research projects.
The call is open to all disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities (SSH) and relating to all research fields. Research projects in other sciences and in arts that propose a strong interaction and dialogue with the SSH are eligible. Some host IAS have scientific priorities that need to be taken into full consideration before applying. At LE STUDIUM Loire Valley, Interdisciplinary projects will be favoured in the selection process.
The FIAS Fellows will be free to organise their research while benefiting from the support and conducive scientific environment offered by the IAS characterised by a multidisciplinary cohort of fellows and by close relation to the local research centres and laboratories.
For the 2023-2024 academic year, FIAS offers 38 fellowship positions: 13 in Paris, 10 in Lyon, 4 in Marseille, 4 in Nantes, 3 in Montpellier and 3 in the Centre-Val de Loire region (LE STUDIUM Loire Valley).
*This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945408
AMBITION, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES (ARD2020)
The long-term socio-economic development of the region Centre-Val de Loire, in a period of economic fragility, depends on the growth of quality research, development and innovation. ARD 2020 Programmes, the region Centre-Val de Loire initiative to implement the EU Smart Specialisation Strategy, have been designed to generate strong socio-economic impacts by providing support to create strong regional research and development centres of international scale, stimulate innovation and job creation and, socio-economic dynamism in the territory of the region. The Centre-Val de Loire regional council supports the strengthening of quality research in a number of domains to foster the development of world-class poles to enhance research and innovation activities in the region: ARD 2020 BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, ARD 2020 LAVOISIER, ARD 2020 COSMETOSCIENCES, ARD 2020 PIVOTS, ARD 2020 INTELLIGENCE DES PATRIMOINES
LE STUDIUM is an official partner of these ARD 2020 regional programmes.