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The CIVIS Alliance Programme for International, Interdisciplinary, Intersectoral Research and Training for Experienced Researchers

Project description

Training to ensure a future generation of first-class researchers

The EU-funded CIVIS3i project will establish an integrated CIVIS-wide post-doctoral attraction, mobility, and training programme. In line with the structuring actions set up by the CIVIS research program –RIS4CIVIS, this initiative intends to attract 32 talented researchers from across the globe to CIVIS, a European Civic University formed by the alliance of eight higher education institutions across Europe that are leading in research. This Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action will train a future generation of employable, mobile, first-class researchers to conduct high-level research on global societal challenges. Coordinated by Aix-Marseille University, it also brings together three CIVIS partners: Université libre de Bruxelles, the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Sapienza University of Rome.


CIVIS3i is an international programme open to Experienced researchers (ERs) from all around the world, developed in the context of the European University CIVIS. Aix-Marseille Université (France) has set up the programme which gathers the 8 universities of European University CIVIS and 24 non-academic partners. CIVIS3i aims to offer talented researchers an attractive environment for research, and train a future generation of employable, mobile, first-class researchers, able to conducted a high-level research - interdisciplinary and intersectoral - on five important global societal challenges: Health; Climate, Environment, Energy; Digital and Technological Transformation; Cities, Territories and mobilities; Society, Culture, Heritage. CIVIS3i will award 24-month postdoctoral fellowships to 32 Experienced Researchers (ERs), through two calls for applications open during the 50 months of the programme following an exemplary selection process following the key European principles set out in the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. CIVIS3i is rooted in the concept of a cross-border environment for research that offers a wide range of possibilities in terms of collaboration, whether international, interdisciplinary or intersectoral. The 32 research projects set up in CIVIS3i will meet requirements in terms of international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral dimensions and a mandatory three-month secondment to an academic or non-academic organisation. The participation of multiple non-academic partners to CIVIS3i will guarantee the intersectoral support to collaborative and innovative research projects with a bottom-up approach. A comprehensive training and networking programme is proposed by CIVIS3i to the fellows integrating interdisciplinarity and intersectorality in research, and skills to work in an international environment. CIVIS3i is also devoted to increase career perspectives of fellows by proposing tools and an ideal research environment.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 353 920,00
13284 Marseille

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Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Bouches-du-Rhône
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Total cost
€ 4 707 840,00