Aix-Marseille University, which is coordinating the construction of the CIVIS European University, has just obtained new European funding of 2.3 million euros (as part of the Horizon 2020 programme), intended to attract and train talented young post-doctoral researchers.


  • June 1, 2021: official launch of the project
  • Fall 2021: first recruitment campaign
  • During 2022: second recruitment campaign

Aix-Marseille University and the CIVIS partners meet a new success with the "CIVIS3i" project, winner of the European call for projects COFUND - Fellowship Programme 2020 in the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - H2020.

What is CIVIS3i?

The new CIVIS3i project, entitled "The CIVIS Alliance Programme for International, Interdisciplinary, Intersectoral Research and Training for Experienced Researchers", will enable the establishment of an integrated CIVIS-wide post-doctoral attraction, mobility and training programme. This will be done in coherence with the structuring actions set up by the CIVIS research program (RIS4CIVIS).

CIVIS3i is designed to attract 32 talented researchers from all over the world to CIVIS, by providing a favorable environment for conducting excellent research, training adapted to

These researchers, selected through two calls for applications, will benefit from 24-month postdoctoral fellowships. They will have to present an ambitious research project, responding to the three "i" of CIVIS3i: international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral.

  • The international component of these research projects may include the secondment of the post-doctoral fellow to a CIVIS partner university for defined periods, thus strengthening the research links within the Alliance.
  • As part of the intersectoral dimension promoted by the CIVIS3i program, post-doctoral fellows will have access to a network of 24 non-academic partner organizations from the Alliance countries.

Implementation of the project

Officially launched in June 2021 and with a budget of more than 2.3 million euros (co-financed by the H2020 programme and the A*Midex Foundation), the CIVIS3i project is coordinated by Aix-Marseille University (Research and Valorisation Department, with the support of Protisvalor Méditerranée and the A*Midex Foundation) and brings together three other CIVIS partners

  • The Free University of Brussels,
  • The Autonomous University of Madrid
  • The Sapienza University of Rome.

A first recruitment campaign for post-doctoral fellows will be organized in the fall of 2021, followed by a second campaign in 2022. Aix-Marseille University is committed to hosting 10 of these researchers within its ranks.

What benefits can the Alliance bring in the context of a joint response to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions?

  • Increased visibility of our laboratories at the European level
  • Possibility of exchange of post-doctoral students selected within the Alliance reinforcement of mobility and intra-CIVIS collaborations
  • Attractiveness of CIVIS outside the consortium


Contact information

Céline DAMON
Head of the Europe/DRV Unit
Supervision of the project implementation and AMU interfacing
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CIVIS3i Project Manager
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A*Midex University Foundation
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Horizon 2020, Europe
A*Midex, Horizon 2020
Mobility, CIVIS
Post-doctoral fellows
European Civic University