Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Applicants at University of Bordeaux in France

Deadline: 16 January 2019
Open to: international applicants
Benefits: the funding includes a maximum two-year post-doctoral contract and a contribution to project-related fees (travel, consumables, etc.)


The University of Bordeaux Initiative of Excellence (IdEx Bordeaux) is inviting applications for postdoctoral fellowships to study in France. Applicants from all around the world are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

The objective of the fellowship is to allow young international researchers to carry out their research projects in one of Bordeaux’s research laboratories.

Approximately 13% of students at the University of Bordeaux are international. The university has developed a wide range of international study programs that are taught in English (or other languages such as Spanish) and that offer students the possibility of completing joint or double degrees. The University of Bordeaux offers 245 curricula leading to national degrees, organized around four major scientific fields: Science and Technology, Law, Political Science, Economy, Management, Life and Health Sciences, Social and Human Sciences


  • International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme;
  • Applicants should hold a doctorate awarded by a non-French institution and be in an incoming mobility situation (not having resided or worked in France for more than 12 months in the last 3 years at the end of the present call). Fellows should not hold or have previously held a research position in Bordeaux area;
  • The doctoral degree should have been awarded between 4 years before the end of the present call (+1 year per maternity/paternity leave with a maximum of 2 years), and not later than 3 months after the end of the call;
  • Applicants must promote their own research project to be carried in the laboratory of their choice for a maximum period of two years;
  • Applicants must be supported by a local researcher and by his/her laboratory;
  • Candidates for an IdEx université de Bordeaux Post-doctoral fellowship cannot act as a PI for a Junior Chair grant in the same year. If such is the case, only the post-doctoral application will be considered eligible;
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.


 The funding includes a maximum two-year post-doctoral contract and a contribution to project-related fees (travel, consumables, etc.).

How to apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application form.

For more information, please visit the official web page.