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IMeRA Call for Team applications 2015-2016

A foundation of Aix-Marseille University, IMéRA is an Institute for Advanced Study, a unique research centre where both emerging and top-level scientists can take advantage of residence schemes to carry out innovative research projects.

IMéRA is specifically aimed at fostering cross-disciplinary projects.

It receives scientists and artists of all disciplines (in residence between 3 and 12 months), as well as a few cross-disciplinary teams with joint projects for short stays (2 to 4 weeks). Residents carry out their research in connection with Aix-Marseille University (AMU) teams and laboratories or with partner bodies.

Research undertaken at the Institute is meant to develop interaction within social science, within science, between social science and hard, experimental and health sciences, and links between art and science.

The Institute thus contributes to the emergence and development of world-class cross-disciplinary research approaches on Aix-Marseille University ground and grooms young researchers for such approaches.

It gives preference to high-aspiring research projects conducive to inter-disciplinary collaboration on complex science issues or major society challenges.

It also enthusiastically welcomes projects bearing on Mediterranean territories or submitted by researchers from the Mediterranean rim. A – SCHEDULE

Deadline : Wednesday 7 January 2015 (included).

Teams can choose between residences of 2, 3 or 4 weeks.

Candidates must choose their residence dates between 14 Septembre 2015 and 13 July 2016. B – WHO CAN QUALIFY ?

Residences at IMéRA are open to international, cross-disciplinary teams.

To be eligible, teams must include:

between 3 and 6 members working on one same project (scientists and/or artists);
members with different nationalities (at least two nationalities);
members from different disciplines (at least two disciplines).


Application assessment criteria include, but are not limited to:

Project and researcher’s value and potential;
Connection of project with IMéRA’s cross-disciplinary framework (capacity to link with other disciplinary domains);
Relevance of the research project in terms of its connection with the Aix-Marseille area (potential interaction with local facilities, teams and research centres; use of local resources – field, archives, etc.).


L’IMéRA will pay each team member a daily allowance (per diem) of €30.50. 2. ACCOMMODATION

IMéRA provides free accommodation to team members. 3. TRANSPORT

IMéRA will pay for the residents’ ticket from their usual place of residence to Marseille and back. 4. RESEARCH MEANS

IMéRA invites resident teams to organise an international research seminar on a theme related to their project during their stay, with the possibility of asking several external specialists to participate. E - APPLICATION

Applications must be in English or French.

Candidates must submit their applications EXCLUSIVELY on IMéRA's website. Applications sent by e-mail or by post will NOT be considered.

Online applications must include:

  • Duly completed application form (mandatory fields);

  • One sole file (to be downloaded) including:

    Curricula Vitae of all team members; Presentation of research project (maximum 5 pages) with selective bibliography.

Residency period:

Teams can choose between residences of 2, 3 or 4 weeks. Candidates must choose their residence dates between 14 September 2015 and 13 July 2016.

Open from12/10/2014
Deadline06/01/2015 23:00

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