R Buce West Research Fellowship funded by FP7-People -Cofund, France

The R BUCE WEST programme supports research in Brittany. Fundamentally based on individual fellowships applications, the R BUCE West programme provide funding for the implementation of 51 Chairs of Excellence for both senior and junior researchers, all in international mobility position for a two-year period in Brittany (Western France). The programme launched by the PRES (Higher Education and Research Cluster) UEB, is open to wide research topics. Host institutions participating in the second call for applications R BUCE WEST-2011-02 Host organisation (return host organisation/contracting organisation) is the legal entity established in Brittany (France) with which the UEB will sign a letter of commitment. The host organisation will also host the fellow researcher for the two-year mobility period.

-Junior and senior fellow researchers from all nationalities Junior researcher must, at the time of the relevant deadline for submission of the application, depending on the action, – either be in possession of a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it, – or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience. This is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle her/him to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged. -Fellow is the eligible experienced researcher who has been awarded the R BUCE WEST fellowship in the host organisation. – No language requirements There is no specific language requirements. However, fluency in English, and a basic knowledge of French will be appreciated. – Researchers currently holding a Marie Curie grant cannot apply A researcher who currently holds a Marie Curie fellowship grant, cannot apply as long as she/he still holds the Marie Curie fellowship. -A researcher who has been awarded a Marie Curie grant in the past, but whose fellowship is over, may apply for a R BUCE WEST fellowship.

Scholarship Deadline: 25 September 2011

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