2018 Call for applications


Eligibility criteria

Eligible candidates are researchers meeting the following criteria:

  • Two to ten years of postdoctoral experience (doctorate obtained between January 1 2008 and January 1 2016). This period may be extended to a maximum of twelve years upon duly justified request (maternity/paternity leave, career interruption, etc.) prior to application.
  • Outstanding scientific record (publications, patents, etc.);
  • Applicants must be supported by a local host laboratory;
  • Applicants should not have previously held a research position (including PhD) at the University of Bordeaux or any other IdEx partner institution before applying to this program.


In order to submit your application, please follow these steps:

  1. Identify the proper local scientific environment for your project.
  2. Prepare your application by downloading Documents A, B and C from the website.
  3. Once all the requested documents are completed, go to the Junior Chairs application page and fill in the application form.
  4. Attach the requested documents in the indicated formats.
  5. Submit the application online.

Evaluation process

Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Scientific career, achievements and international recognition.
  • Scientific project and its pertinence within the site scientific priorities.
  • Potential for acquiring other funding within 2 years.
  • Perspectives of sustainability of the research subject in the mid- to long-term.

The peer review evaluation process will involve two phases:

  • After the eligibility check, a first evaluation will be conducted by a scientific board based on the excellency of the candidate and of the scientific project. The scientific board will gather the opinions of external experts on the very specific subjects addressed by the proposals.
  • Selected candidates from the first evaluation phase will be invited to come to Bordeaux for interviews conducted by the scientific board.

The grant awarding will be decided by the IdEx Bordeaux Management committee.

Provisional calendar*

  • October 2 2017: publication of the call.
  • October 26 2017: start of the application process.
  • November 26 2017: deadline for applications.
  • December 5 2017: eligibility evaluation
  • April 5 2018: interview of selected candidates.
  • Beginning of May 2018: communication of results

*any change of the provisional calendar will be announced on the dedicated web page.