The Sophie Germain program
Are you a researcher affiliated with a Swedish institution, do you have contacts or a relationship with France and would like to come to Paris for your research?
Apply to the Sophie Germain program before 15 december 2024 for the mobility in January and before 15 May for the mobility in June!
For the fourth consecutive year, the French Institute of Sweden and the Swedish House of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP) are calling for applications for the Sophie Germain research residency in Paris in January and June 2024.
Launched in 2022, the Sophie Germain program consists of two two-month scientific residence mobilities in Paris, jointly organized by the French Institute in Sweden and the Swedish House of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP). It is intended for researchers established in a Swedish Institution (e.g. university, research laboratory, etc.) who have a project related to France, or who want to further develop long-term collaborations with French researchers and institutions.
Who can apply:
The Sophie Germain program is intended for researchers holding a PhD who are established in Sweden (without nationality requirement) and conduct or wish to conduct a project with links to France, or who already have contacts in France (be it with universities or companies) and would like to develop long-term collaborations with French partners, such as research projects, dual degrees, technology transfer, student and staff exchanges, etc., by means of:
- Carrying out a scientific and/or an academic stay in France.
- Developing their European and international network.
- Preparing large-scale projects (bilateral, regional or European).
- 1 January to 13 January, 2024 (fixed dates)
- 1 June to 15 June, 2024 (fixed dates)
The stay is in the Swedish House of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CIUP) is a unique institution in the French academic and institutional landscape with an exceptional architectural, artistic and landscape heritage. Established after World War I in order to create a meeting place for students, researchers and intellectuals from around the world, it now welcomes 12,000 students, researchers and artists of 150 different nationalities into its 43 houses every year. The houses reflect a diversity of architectural styles inspired by the different countries represented, and are organized mostly by nationality, although residents in each house are not necessarily from the countries implied by building names.
The stay is in a private room at the Swedish House. The common areas, such as the kitchen or terrace, are shared with the other tenants.
For more information about the room, please visit the Swedish House’s website here.
About the grant:
The grant is divided into two parts:
- An accommodation provided by the Swedish House of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
- A grant provided by the French Institute in Sweden. The grant is a contribution to travel and living expenses. Maximum grant is 7500 Swedish crowns per mobility. A partial advance of the grant may be given. The rest of the grant is paid upon fulfillment of the mobility’s report, as explained in the “Requirements” below.
Before the mobility
- Applicants must complete a form describing their research project, specifying the research laboratories, teams and researchers they will be working with, and explaining the topics they plan to address.
- A meeting with the Scientific and University Department of the French Institute in Sweden can be arranged in order to discuss the mobility project in detail.
- If the project is accepted, a partnership agreement will be signed between the researcher and the French Institute in Sweden before the mobility.
During the mobility
- The researcher may be contacted by the French Institute in Sweden, the Swedish Institute in Paris and their partners to present his/her research and promote scientific culture (e.g through lectures, panel discussions, interventions in high schools or universities, etc.).
After the mobility
- The researcher must complete a one-page report to briefly describe his/her research mobility. The report template is provided by the French Institute in Sweden and can be found here.
- The French Institute in Sweden will publish the report on the French-Nordic Research website to promote the researcher’s work and his/her mobility experience.
- The researcher may be contacted by the French Institute in Sweden to present his/her research (e.g. through lectures, conferences, workshops, panel discussions, etc.).
When to apply:
The application process is open until 15 December 2023 for the mobility in January 2024 and until 15 May 2024 for the mobility in June 2024.
Where to apply:
You can submit your application in the call for projects dedicated page here.
Projects are jointly selected by the Scientific and University Department of the French Institute in Sweden and the Swedish House of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris.
For further information…
Previous Sophie Germain projects are available in the database. Feel free to take a look to find out more about past and ongoing scientific projects and the researchers who conducted them.
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