The “Jeunes Equipes Associées à l’IRD” (JEAI) Program is one of the main scientific cooperation schemes of the IRD with Developing Countries. Its capacity-building component is a fundamental dimension, making it particularly performant in contexts where Higher Education and Research are often under-resourced and poorly structured (Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in particular). In the coming years, the IRD plans to maintain, or increase, the number of JEAI supported.

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The « Jeunes Équipes Associées à l’IRD » (JEAI) Program is designed to promote and strengthen new research teams in the Developing countries through partnership with IRD research units or units associated to the Institute.
It aims at enabling a group of researchers to form a team, via the completion of a research project and training through research.
The completion of the project, in close cooperation with the IRD research unit, should act as a catalyst for the supported team to become an authority in their field, facilitating their integration into national and international scientific networks.
The leader of a JEAI is a full-time researcher with a research institution from a country in the global South. He/she is the initiator of the application. Subsequently, should the application be successful, he/she will become the IRD's contact point for the setting up and monitoring of the JEAI.
The JEAI's correspondent is a researcher posted to one of the IRD's research units or in an associated unit.
Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted
Download the call for proposals
Download the application form


The full application is sent in electronic format only to jeai@ird.fr