International Post-Doctorates

Objective: allowing young international researchers to carry out their research projects in one of Bordeaux’s research laboratories.

Support is granted to researchers from all disciplines demonstrating excellence in terms of their profile and their project.

This call is specifically addressed to fellows holding a doctorate degree delivered by a non-French institution. Candidates promoting an original and innovative research project in one of the scientific priorities of IdEx Bordeaux will be considered with particular attention.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants should hold a doctorate awarded by a non-French institution and be in an incoming mobility situation (not having resided in France for more than 12 months in the last 3 years). 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 2 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.


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


Proposals must be submitted electronically via the web-based application page on our portal. In order to validate your applications, all requested documents must be provided (refer to the Applicant guide for details).

Evaluation process

The selection is done by a dedicated panel, including external personalities and authoritative researchers from the site, on the basis of evaluation reports writen by external reviewers.
The excellence of the fellowship candidate is the primary selection criterion. The second essential criterion for judging merit is the quality of the scientific project presented by the candidate.



Carlos Mendoza
Research program manager

Tel : 05 40 00 67 52


4 campaigns since 2013

42 funding 14 different nationalities
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 The work of Philip von Paris, post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux (LAB, UMR CNRS 5804), working with Franck Selssis© L. Calçada The work of Philip von Paris, post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Bordeaux (LAB, UMR CNRS 5804), working with Franck Selssis

" Are the atmospheres of (terrestrial) exoplanets detectable from Earth? Is it possible to characterize these atmospheres, their composition, their temperature? How can we determine the habitability of discovered exoplanets? To address these fundamental questions, this project aims at developing a consistent retrieval system for the interpretation of spectroscopic data of exoplanetary atmospheres. It is the first to investigate consistently the retrieval process for general types of exoplanets, ranging from (hot) terrestrial planets to hot Neptunes and Jupiters. "