Accompany the beneficiaries after the selection

Has your institution's application for the hosting of a scientist or artist been accepted?

Find out about all the steps you should take and the support you can benefit from to facilitate the arrival, integration and career development of the laureates.

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What is the procedure to follow in order to formalize the hosting?

Agreement procedure

After receiving the notification of the results, you will need to:

  • sign an agreement with the Collège de France, which hosts the PAUSE program,
  • to host a scientist, you will also need to sign an agreement (CERFA) with the beneficiary.

Payment of the co-funding

The co-funding will be paid to the host institution upon simultaneous receipt of the certificate of enrollment and a copy of the beneficiary's employment contract, no later than one month after taking up duty.

How to prepare for the laureate's arrival ?

The host establishments are in charge of supporting the beneficiaries - and their families if necessary - in their installation in France.


As soon as the results are announced, we invite you to contact the acc&ss (Île-de-France) and Euraxess (all of France) offices
, in charge of supporting mobile researchers of all nationalities. This network, present throughout the national territory, will be able to assist you in all the steps, from the departure of the researcher from his country of origin until his installation in France:

  • Visas
  • Residence permits
  • Opening bank accounts
  • Social security
  • Housing support (CAF)
  • Legal support
  • Job search support

The Euraxess network (all of France)

Le réseau acc&ss (Île-de-France)


If necessary, the PAUSE program team is also at your disposal
to assist you in these steps.

Streamlined procedure for obtaining a “passeport talent-chercheur” visa

PAUSE program laureates benefit from a simplified procedure for obtaining a "passeport talent-chercheur" visa. The file to be submitted includes the following documents:

  • the CERFA hosting agreement for a foreign researcher or, initially, a certificate of sponsorship of the host institution,
  • a higher education diploma related to the research or a university-level teaching diploma,
  • the researcher's identity documents.

In urgent cases, these documents can be forwarded directly by PAUSE program to the consular posts.

Residency and housing permit procedures : please consult PAUSE welcome guide for establishments (currently being updated) to find out more about the procedures to be followed.

How to support the laureate's professional integration?

The host institution provides support for the laureate’s professional integration. This aims in particular to facilitate the exit of the PAUSE program and to promote a longer-term stabilization of the scientists and artists hosted.


The PAUSE program provides host institutions with additional funding dedicated to the professional training of the laureates. This annual budget is capped at €5,000 per beneficiary. This envelope is allocated according to te needs identified during an interview aimed at assessing the training needs of the laureate. These must be detailed in the training needs assessment form, to be completed online.


Platform for submitting the form when hosting scientists or artists

Consult the training needs assessment form to be completed online by the host institution


This envelope allows the financing of one or more training courses for the laureate, according to the needs identified during the interview carried out with his/her scientific or artisic referent within the establishment.


Three priority areas have been identified by the program.
Any training in one of these areas is eligible:


Capacity building for scientists:

  • Seminars/presentation of the world of research in France
  • Improve written/oral scientific communication
  • Learn how to respond to a call for projects
  • Learn how to seek funding
  • Prepare for competitions (research professions)
  • Intervene at international seminars / conferences: support for mobility
  • Develop its networks in France and Europe

Skills Building for Artists:

  • Seminars/presentation of the world of culture and arts in France
  • Improve written/oral communication
  • Learn how to respond to a call for projects
  • Learn how to seek funding
  • Prepare for competitions (cultural professions)
  • Intervene at international seminars / conferences: support for mobility
  • Develop its networks in France and Europe

Strengthening of language skills:

  • French as a foreign language course
  • French courses on specific goal
  • Scientific English courses

Assistance in building a professional project and in job search (outside academia)

  • Know the working environment in France, the techniques and tools of job search
  • Define your professional project
  • Develop transversal skills
  • Identify and translate transferable skills
  • Carry out a balance sheet / professional coaching
  • Identify potential employers: research organizations, companies, public institutions, associations
  • Connecting with potential employers

If your institution wishes to apply for additional funding, the training needs assessment form must be accompanied by a training plan and the corresponding quotes.

In parallel with the individualized support provided by the host establishments, we have developed access to various tools to promote the longer-term integration of the graduates:

  • One to two collective training sessions dedicated to professional integration for the laureates and developed in partnership with the Bernard Gregory Association and Action Emploi Réfugiés (upon registration, limited places),
  • Integration support and professional development advice provided by APEC,
  • Support for entrepreneurship through the SINGA association and The Human Safety Net incubation program.

Calls for applications - Hosting institutions

Opening of the call for applications in December 2023

Deadline for applications : January 25, 2024