Call for Applications


Open to all research themes

Deadline for application: 16th February 2022 at 17:00 CET


“LE STUDIUM” is a structure founded in Orléans in 1996 that aims to foster international collaborations and operates on the model of advanced study institutes. The institute offers a stimulating environment, works with all the research laboratories in the region and welcomes a large community of researchers for long stays each year.

These stays of 3 to 12 months are aimed at researchers who have at least 5 years of post-doctoral experience.

The call for proposals is open to all research themes. The selected guest researchers will be placed in academic laboratories and regional research centers (University of Orleans, University of Tours, INSA Centre Val de Loire, ESAD Orléans, INRAE Centre Val de Loire, Inserm, CEA, BRGM,…).

The program covers housing as well as all administrative aspects related to the reception of the researcher and his family. In addition, a budget is allocated for the organization of an international conference of two to three days. Please note that the Visiting Researcher program does not cover the salary. The researcher must therefore be able to keep his or her salary at his or her university or be the recipient of a Marie Curie or Fullbright research grant.

The selection of these researchers is made through an annual call for proposals launched on November 17, 2021. The current call for projects, available online on the STUDIUM platform, will close on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm local time (CET Paris time).

You can find the full details at Guidelines_SmartLoireValleyProgramme_Campaign_2022