Attractiveness & Talents

Attracting the best talents to the Aix-Marseille site is one of the strong objectives of A*Midex. Through various programs, A*Midex is able to offer a privileged research and teaching environment and thus encourage the incoming mobility and integration of new talent within the research units and teaching and research components of the Aix-Marseille site.

What actions?

The A*Midex Foundation has set up several programs dedicated to attracting and developing talent:

The "Chairs of Excellence" program

The Chairs of Excellence program offers a privileged environment for incoming mobility with the opportunity to carry out a research and/or teaching project financed over three years (renewable for two years). In particular, it allows the recruitment of a research/teaching team.

Targeted calls for projects: Targeted calls for projects are addressed to research units, components or schools (Centrale Marseille, Sciences-po Aix) on the Aix-Marseille site.

- Web page of the Chair of Excellence 2022 program to come. ( July 1, 2022 )

-Consult the call for Chairs of Excellence 2021 - targeted call for projects ( call closed)

-Consult the call for Chairs of Excellence 2020 (call closed)

-See the winners of the 2018 edition

Direct call for applications open widely : The call for direct applications is aimed at outstanding teachers, researchers and teacher-researchers wishing to join the Aix-Marseille site. One Chair of Excellence position is reserved for people with disabilities.

-Consult the call for Chairs of Excellence 2021 and the job offer - call for direct applications

The "Chairs of Excellence" programme - specific to European Research Council (ERC) laureates

The A*Midex Foundation also offers favourable conditions for hosting ERC project leaders on the Aix-Marseille site. This action is not the subject of a specific call for proposals, but rather of an ongoing examination of applications.

ERC Excellence Chair projects can be carried out by research units, components or schools (Centrale Marseille, Sciences-po Aix) of the Aix-Marseille site or be proposed directly by ERC award winners.

-Consult the call for Chairs of Excellence 2021 (including ERC Chairs of Excellence) (open continuously for ERC laureates)

-Consult the call for Chairs of Excellence 2021 - call for direct applications (open continuously for ERC laureates)

- Moreinformation on the 2018 call

- See the winners of the 2018 edition

The "Talent Management" programme

The Talent Management programme is dedicated to the attraction and integration of talent on the Aix-Marseille University site. It has several targets, including attracting external research engineers with rare and sought-after technical skills, and integrating teacher-researchers and researchers from the Aix-Marseille site who are winners of the European Research Council (ERC).

- See the 2018 call

- 2018 laureates

IMéRA's "Mediterranean" programme

Since 2018, A*Midex has also enabled IMéRA's Mediterranean Programme, directed by Thierry Fabre, to host renowned residents, around Mediterranean studies and to contribute to the influence and international attractiveness of the Aix-Marseille site.

- For moreinformation.

Disability doctoral contracts

In 2020, in order to encourage the pursuit of doctoral studies by students with disabilities and their success in the doctoral program, the program includes an action allowing the financing of four doctoral contracts and the extension of doctoral contracts, in support of the MESRI policy.

- For more information.


The CIVIS3i project, entitled "The CIVIS Alliance Programme for International, Interdisciplinary, Intersectoral Research and Training for Experienced Researchers", proposes a programme for the attraction, mobility and training of post-doctoral students at the CIVIS level.

CIVIS3i website:

Call for post-doctoral fellowships:

Attractiveness projects in the "Experimenting with the future" collection

-Consult the films

Contact information

Project Manager Attractiveness and Internationalization

Tel: 04 13 94 94 75
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