Postdoctoral positions

BIENVENÜE post-doctoral programme

BIENVENÜE is an international post-doctoral fellowship programme aiming at attracting talented scientists to develop their two-year project in Breton laboratories. BIENVENÜE is coordinated by Région Bretagne and will be implemented over a period of 5 years, with 3 annual calls of 25 24-month fellowships (2021, 2022, 2023).

What are we aiming for with BIENVENÜE?

  • Attracting international high-level post-doctoral fellows, and therefore reinforcing human research potential of Brittany’s research in the long term
  • Increasing attractiveness of Breton leading research and innovation domains
  • Supporting the implementation of Breton RIS3 – Regional Research and Innovation Strategy – and therefore contributing to the territorial development

As co-funded programme by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MCSA) COFUND scheme, BIENVENÜE implements key elements of the MSCA DNA.

Design your own research project

As BIENVENUE fellow, you will have the full latitude to carry out a research project you have designed yourself. You are encouraged to develop this project in coordination with your future supervisor, if you already identified one. Projects ranging from fundamental to applied research are welcome, as long as they relate to the Breton RIS3 (see below).

BIENVENÜE fellows are strongly encouraged to work in a international, interdisciplinary and/or intersectorial way. You are incited to include one or several of these dimensions in your research the way it seems the most relevant to you. In particular, it can be as a mobility, named “secondment”, in another laboratory or a company.



FundIt : funding opportunities for postdoctoral students and advanced graduate students

INHA : funding opportunities in Art History

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship scheme 2023

  • in French & Francophone Studies : the  history of ideas; gender studies; environmental humanities; Proust studies; Balzac studies; post-colonial and neo-colonial studies; multilingualism; translation studies; comparative sociology. See more here and/or contact individual members of staff.

  • We would be delighted to hear from postdoctoral candidates working in relevant subject areas who are considering applying to the scheme, and will offer support and feedback in preparing the final application. Please start your search by looking at our staff list (

    The deadline for receipt of your Expression of Interest Form (download) and CV (2 pages maximum) is Friday 2nd December 2022.

    Applications should be sent to the staff member(s) whom you wish to supervise your research, copying in our Departmental Director of Research and Innovation, Dr Lauren Rea, l [dot] reaatsheffield [dot] ac [dot] uk (). Expressions of interest submitted after this date cannot be considered. Candidates selected must be willing to commit to applying with the University of Sheffield