Call for applications: CEFC international research mobility project

Deadline: 27th Jul 2012

The French Centre for Research on contemporary China (CEFC) invites applications from researchers from EU member states or associated countries for a one- or two-year research mobility project under the current Call for Projects – International Outgoing Fellowships funded by the European Framework Programme 7. The CEFC, based in Hong Kong, is a multidisciplinary social science research centre dedicated to the study of contemporary China.

The CEFC offers to host researchers working on contemporary China in the area of social sciences and who want to submit a proposal within the frame of this call.

How to apply: Interested researchers are invited to contact the Director of the CEFC with a cv and a 1-page outline of their project, also specifying the “return host organization”, as early as possible, and no later than 27 July 2012, by email only:

The CEFC is the only independent European research centre in China entirely devoted to the study of contemporary China. A public research institute, the CEFC is jointly funded by the French Foreign Ministry and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), with a mission to study the political, economic, social and cultural developments in Greater China.

The CEFC is based in Hong Kong, with a branch office in Taiwan, as well individual researchers based in mainland China. It currently hosts 8 full time researchers.

The CEFC publishes the internationally ranked journal China Perspectives every quarter, in English and French.

The Centre actively promotes doctoral research by funding mobility grants and hosting the awardees in the Centre. The CEFC regularly organizes research seminars and international conferences.

The CEFC is closely linked with academic and intellectual networks in China thanks to its cooperation agreements with local institutions in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and the PRC, as well as a network of associate researchers in these institutions.For more information, please see the CEFC website: <>

The International Outgoing Fellowships funded by the FP7

The European Commission published a Call for Projects “Marie Curie – International Outgoing Fellowships for Career Development” (FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF), as part of its People Program (FP7) on 13 March 2012.

    Deadline: 16 August 2012 at 17.00.00, Brussels local time
    Indicative budget: EUR 40 million of the 2012 budget.

    Purpose: “This action aims to reinforce the international dimension of the career of European researchers by giving them the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a high-level organization active in research, established in an Other Third Country (Outgoing phase). Subsequently, these researchers will return with the acquired knowledge and experience to an organisation in a Member State or Associated Country”
    Type of Project funded: This action provides financial support to an individual mobility project presented by an experienced researcher in liaison with a host organisation in the Member States or Associated Countries. Experienced researchers applying to this action need to develop a coherent research training project for the total duration of the contract that will enable the experienced researcher to progress in the development of his/her career. The fellowship is expected to be part of a structured, longterm personal career development plan that is coherent with past achievements and clearly defines the future aims of the researcher.

    Eligibility criteria:

    – Eligible researchers: The action addresses experienced researchers who are at a stage of their career when they can benefit from a life-long training and career development measure. This includes researchers with a more senior profile in terms of experience. Researchers must be experienced researchers at the relevant deadline for submission of proposals.
    – Rules of mobility and nationality applicable to eligible researchers: Researchers shall be considered eligible under this action if they are nationals of a Member State or associated country. However researchers from other third countries who have been residing and carrying out their main activity in Member States or associated countries for at least the 5 years prior to the submission deadline are also eligible for this action. For the outgoing phase, applicants must demonstrate mobility from a Member State or associated country to an other third country, and must comply with the rule for mobility at the deadline for submission of proposals.
    – The application is made jointly by a researcher and a return host organisation. The outgoing host organisation must be located in an other third country, and the return host organisation in a Member State or associated country.
    – Projects must be between 24 and 36 months full-time equivalent in total, of which the final 12 months must be a mandatory reintegration phase to the return host organisation.
    – For more information, visit the page of the call for projects on the European Commission Website, or download it here with all documents relating to this call <> .

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