Global Phenomena and Regulation programme | IRD/IMéRA chair: Application and residency conditions

The IRD (French National Institute of Research for Developpement) is a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to working closely with partner countries on global development issues. It uses an original approach on development research and pluridisciplinary expertise throughout its interna­tional network. Its aims at using its research and tools for the benefit of countries that make science and innovation the prime levers for development and at positioning research for development as a major tool for the new international development agenda.

The IMéRA/IRD chair is aimed to develop interdisciplinary research programs at the highest international quality standards on all the topics related to sustainable development, consistently with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Deadline: 18 September 2017 at 1:00 pm

Duration of residency: 10 months

Residency period: 10 Sept 2018 to 12 July 2019

Who can qualify?

The Chair is open to senior researchers in all disciplines with a regular status in foreign institutions, especially economics or sociology of development, with a research project related to Mediterranean and urban themes (coastal urbanization, energy transition, etc.) or on the theme of emergence (industrialization , etc.).

Senior Class: Researchers with minimum 10 years’ experience in full-time research after obtaining the PhD (PhD training is not considered in the calculation of experience) as at the closing date of the call for applications, and university professors.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following conditions:

  • Not to have lived in France more than 12 months during the three years preceding this call for applications;
  • Hold a Doctorate or PhD;
  • Have an employment contract (permanent or not) in a foreign university or research institution during the residency
  • Have proven scientific excellence in one of the research areas related to sustainable development.

The holder of the Chair receives a monthly allowance of 3000 euros.

Selection Criteria

Application assessment criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • The scientific excellence of the researcher according to the highest international standards in the field,
  • The scientific excellence of the project including its interdisciplinary dimension, which is crucial for the insertion of the researcher in the dynamics of collective creation at IMéRA,
  • The capacity to carry the scientific collaboration between IRD and IMéRA as part of the Chair of Sustainable Development activities

Online applications must include:

- Duly completed application form (mandatory fields);

- Files to be downloaded:

  • Curriculum Vitae with a list of publications;
  • Presentation of research project (maximum 5 pages) with selective bibliography;
  • A statement of interest from a researcher of Aix-Marseille.