Make Our Planet Great Again is an initiative of the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, launched on 1st June 2017 following the decision of the United States to leave the Paris Agreement on the climate. It is a call to researchers and students, entrepreneurs, associations and NGOs, students and all civil society to mobilize and join France to lead the fight against global warming.
Who may apply?
International students may apply for support for one or two years of study toward a master’s degree by including in their application a letter of admission to a master’s program (first or second year) at a French institution of higher education.
Three broad research themes are prioritized: earth systems, climate change and sustainability, and the energy transition. A complete list of eligible themes can be found at https://www.campusfrance.org/en/priority-research-topics
Students must possess or be pursuing a French licence or an equivalent undergraduate degree (Bachelor), must not be French nationals, and must not have resided in France after April 1, 2016. Candidates may be of any age. They must enroll in the master’s program before October 15, 2018.
Successful students will receive an excellence grant in the amount of €1,060 per month over 12 months (for students enrolling in the second year) and over 24 months (for those enrolling in the first year). Round-trip airfare will also be provided, as well as medical insurance and an annual lump-sum payment of €700 for educational expenses.
Consistent with the aims and requirements of this call for proposals, grant recipients will be selected by scientific experts convened by Campus France.
Interested students should submit their study plans at http://makeourplanetgreatagain.campusfrance.org. Applications must be accompanied by a CV, a letter of interest, and a signed letter of acceptance into a French master’s program.
- Week of February 26, 2018: Pre-launch phase of application process
- March 12, 2018: Application period opens
- April 6, 2018 at 23:59 CET: Application period ends
- Week of June 18, 2018: Results are announced
- Beginning September 2018: Students report to participating institutions
Source: Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
Illustration Photo: Solar farm (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)