Short Scientific Internships - Grants for 2010
|- Are you undertaking your postgraduate research?|
— Do you wish to acquire a practical experience in a reputable French laboratory/research institution to backup your studies?
...this is your chance!
Apply NOW for an internship grant offered by French Embassy to Malta!
This scholarship programme was created by the French Embassy to Malta, following a Memorandum of Understanding that it signed with the University of Malta, in order to strengthen cooperation between the universities situated in France and the University of Malta by intensifying exchanges of students and teachers and increasing competences and transfer of knowledge.
Public concerned :
Maltese nationals currently carrying out research at Masters, Doctorate and Post-Doctorate level are especially concerned since this offers them the opportunity to use advanced equipment and research data of the French laboratory or research centre while acquiring an exceptional experience by working with highly competent French and international researchers.
Fields of study :
All Sciences and related fields are concerned: Pure Sciences, ICT, engineering, aeronautics, medical sciences, environmental sciences, biotechnology etc.
Application Forms :
Applications can be downloaded below. They are also available from the French Embassy in Valletta.
The application form should be duly completed and should indicate clearly the objectives of the internship and the perspectives to develop and maintain cooperation between the institution of origin of the candidate and the host institution in France.
An application (Application Form, CV) should be sent electronically to the following email address:email@example.com (Subject: Science Internships application).
Three copies of the application form and of an updated CV should be sent by regular mail to the French Embassy and addressed as follows :
French Embassy to Malta SCAC
Application for Science Internships Programme
130, Melita Street, Valletta
Selection Procedure :
The Application form and CV will be examined by a Selection Committee, which will be composed by the Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Action of the Embassy and by a representative of the University of Malta.
All applications will be acknowledged, and if accepted, the candidate will be called for an interview.
The internships or training courses will be granted to selected candidates only subject to the approval of the hosting institution, laboratory or University in France.
The internship will start only after approval of the precise subject that will be deal with during the internship, as well as of the working plan and of the appointment of the training supervisor in the hosting institution.
Selection of Laboratory / research centre :
Candidates are expected to select the laboratory or research centre which would best respond to their demand. The candidates are also encouraged to contact (Either directly or through their Head of Department or research supervisor) the laboratory/research centre in order to make sure the work it undertakes corresponds exactly to the research/study proposed by the candidates. They should also ask whether the laboratory/centre accepts trainees (or as they are known in France: “stagiaires”) for the period they are proposing.
If the application is accepted, The French Embassy will support the request of the candidate to follow the internship at the selected laboratory/centre.
The following links present lists of the major French Laboratories in France:
Dates of Internships, Duration and Deadlines :
Training courses / internships will be available for the duration of minimum 1 month, up to a maximum of 6 months, according to the nature of the subject or of the project.
Applications for internships starting between March and May 2010. Deadline : 31st January 2010
It is in the candidate’s interest to apply as early as possible since there is a limited number of places available. The Applicant should also take in consideration the time needed to be accepted by the French Laboratory and we recommend that applications are sent quite in advance, at least three months before the commencement of the internship.
Applications for internships starting between June and December 2010 : Deadline : 31st March 2010
Financial conditions :
— The grant amounts to 900 € per month, all charges included.
— A limited number of candidates will be offered a travel grant of up to 300€ by the Malta Council for Science and Technology.
Other Conditions :
— Each candidate undertakes in writing, before departure, and upon receipt of the grant, to make a report, which shall be approved by the training supervisor in France and addressed to the French Embassy and to the University of Malta
— All postponements or interruptions of the internship will have to be approved by the French Embassy and the University of Malta, as well as by the training supervisor in France. In case of overcharge, a refund procedure will be activated. Should the motivation behind the interruption of the internship by the candidate not satisfy the French Embassy, the candidate will be obliged to refund the whole amount of the bursary.
Please note that French language is not a prerequisite, since English is a common language in French laboratories and research centres, which have acquired an international level.
To apply for this program, please download the following document and fill in the form :
- Application form Science Internships 2010
- (PDF - 120.8 kb)