The France-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies offers a unique opportunity for a French scholar to engage in international research collaboration. The Chair position is available for scholars and specialists in Information and Communications Technologies to work within a higher education or research institution in Finland.

The objectives of the France-Nokia Distinguished Chair are:

  • advancing ICT research,
  • writing joint publications with Finnish colleagues,
  • if appropriate, mentoring student research at the master and doctoral level,
  • developing international exchange collaboration between the French home and Finnish host institution
  • participating in public lectures

The minimum period for the visit is four months. Visitors coming to Finland will typically participate in research work, give lectures or, if applicable, collaborate with Finnish companies.

The collaboration is expected to progress the field of ICT. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a prominent record of scholarly accomplishment, including a significant publication record.

The France-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies is jointly funded by the Nokia Foundation (20000 €) and the French Distinguished researcher home institution (20000 €). The grant will support costs related to the visiting period. If the minimum period of 4 months is required, the French researchers can stay for a longer period if agreed between home and host institutions.

For this 2020 pilot program, one distinguished French researcher will be selected for a grant.

Deadline for applications: March 15th, 2020

Application form

For further information and to send the application form, please contact:

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