France - Postdoc fellowships on MSCA project 'WINNINGNormandy'

Normandy region, situated in the North-West coast of France with 3.3 million habitants, is one of the most visited French regions. It is avery important and dynamic economic area for the country with its several sectors of excellence and innovation such as health, agri-food, energy, chemistry and automotive, naval and aeronautical construction.

The WINNINGNormandy - WelcomINg and TraiNING of international high-level postdocs in Normandy programme aims to promote attractive research careers in the Normandy Region in France by funding individual-driven research training and career opportunities for Experienced Researchers (ER).

These Experienced Researchers will design and implement their original research project in one of the Norman laboratories. Their project will have to be implemented in the framework of one or several Norman Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) domains.

Deadline is 14 October 2022.

The choice of the Host Institution and the research topic is entirely left to the Experienced Researchers based on individual-driven international mobility. The research topic must meet one or several of the 6 areas of the 2021-2027 Norman Smart Specialization Strategy (S3):



  • Compliance with the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie mobility rule: applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the last three years before the call deadline;
  • At the time of the call deadline, applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree (or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience);
  • Applicants can choose a host research group (around 100 laboratories) to develop the research project of their choice linked to one of the 6 Norman “Smart Specialisation Strategy” (S3) domains.
  • No other restrictions are implemented, the WINNINGNormandy programme applies strict equal opportunity principles for candidates’ selection and recruitment.
  • Any ethical issues linked to the research project must be clarified by the Ethics self-assessment form.


  • Benefit from a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship with a minimum gross salary (incl. employee’s and employer’s taxes) of 5540 €/month,
  • a mobility allowance of 300 €/month,
  • and supplementary budget for research, training and travel.