Every year, Université Paris Cité offers its scientific community the opportunity to invite and host peers through the international guest researchers programme. A selection campaign is organised annually in the spring, enabling the university to host international researchers for collaborative projects. Their stay will be financed by a research allowance from the institution.

The Programme

The Guest Researchers Programme is launched each year in March. The application and selection process takes place from March to June. The host must be a teacher-researcher or researcher from Université Paris Cité. For 2022, the invitation period is closed. The first guest researchers will arrive over the coming days. The new campaign for the year 2023 will be launched in March.

The guest researcher is hosted and incorporated into the institution’s teams and laboratories. The average period is between two weeks and two months. The stay is typically based on the academic calendar, either between January and July, or in the fall, from September to December of the calendar year following the application submission. Due to the pandemic, the programme was impacted last year, however it is expected to continue in 2022.


The programme’s objective is to foster the implementation of specific partnerships at the initiative of the university’s components and laboratories, including the IPGP. All research collaborations, irrespective of the geographical area, will be considered in relation to their relevance and benefits for the institution.

Communication Campaign Launch

The Strategy and International Relations Office, who runs the annual guest researcher campaign, and the Communications Department seized the opportunity to showcase it by proposing a communication campaign through a series of testimonals called, “Guests and Hosts, An International Collaboration United for Research”.

The campaign involves several departments at Université Paris Cité, notably the welcome desk dedicated to guest researchers, international cooperation and talent development, communication and the audiovisual teams. The aim is to make the profiles known throughout the entire university community and to promote the programme, which is sometimes not well known.

Over the course of 2022, starting in February, a series of portraits in the form of interviews between researchers and their guests will be launched. They will be featured in various formats either an article, video, or podcast. Several communication channels will be used to disseminate the portraits ; in particular the university’s website, newsletters, social networks, Youtube channel as well as through Circle U. if the researchers are within the alliance.


For more information


International relations and Strategy Office

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