Table of reception procedures for non-EU researchers (including PhD students working in France)
Higher Education and Training Service
Office of the Director of Research and Strategy
34398 Montpellier Cedex 5
CIRAD teams receive foreign scientists in metropolitan France, the French overseas regions and other countries.
The bureau des scientifiques invités , at Agropolis, at the Pôle universitaire européen de Montpellier et du Languedoc-Roussillon , is open to laboratories or departments that host foreign post-docs, researchers and teachers, to facilitate their arrival and their stay.
If the scientist is to stay in France, that stay must respect the legislation governing the entry into and residence in France of foreigners. The administrative formalities depend on the length of the stay. There are two possible situations:
The scientist may receive a grant from EGIDE. CIRAD can act as a mediator if the stay is intended for individual training.
If the stay is intended for the obtainment of a diploma or for professional training, a grant may be provided by an approved organization (EGIDE, CORUS, etc), with CIRAD acting as mediator. In any event, a convention d'accueil and a protocole d'accueil (reception agreement and reception protocol) must be established.
If the stay is not for training purposes, it is considered as full employment, with all that implies on a legal level.