CFA – TANDEM Program, CNRS / AV ČR 2022-2024

This year, the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague (CEFRES, USR CNRS 3138), CNRS, and the Czech Academy of Sciences (AV ČR) are launching the third call for applications for the “TANDEM” incubator program. “TANDEM” is a program of the CEFRES Platform and endeavors to excellency in social sciences and humanities.

The aim of the TANDEM program is to associate two researchers, one from the AV ČR, one from the CNRS (French National Research Center), around a joint research project leading to the submission of an ERC project (Synergy grant, but also Starting, Consolidator, or Advanced grant).

The third team in the TANDEM program will work 2 years, starting in February 2022. It will be based at CEFRES. ERC projects can be submitted no more than twice a year during the appointment of the team at CEFRES.

The researcher from CNRS will benefit from a 7 month-long research stay at CEFRES (so-called SMI – “Soutien à mobilité internationale” program) from February to August 2022, and then from a 2 year-long appointment at CEFRES from September 2022 (so-called “affectation” program supported by CNRS).

The AV ČR researcher of the team in the TANDEM program will be appointed for 50% of her/his work time at CEFRES is funded by AV ČR.

The TANDEM team may also recruit a post-doctoral researcher co-funded by CEFRES and Charles University (UK).

IMPORTANT: This call is simultaneously launched by AV ČR (for researchers of AV ČR) and by CNRS (for researchers of CNRS). Applications are to be written in English (preferably) or in French.

Please find below the:
Call for applications for researchers of CNRS (French version)
Call for applications for researchers of CNRS (English version)
Call for applications for researchers of AV ČR (Czech version)
Call for applications for researchers of AV ČR (English version)


Feel free to send any inquiries related to your TANDEM application, especially to find your research partner, to the following coordinators:

Taťána Petrasová, member of the Academy Council of AV ČR and coordinator of AV ČR for the TANDEM program.

Jérôme Heurtaux, Director of CEFRES and coordinator for CEFRES and CNRS for the TANDEM project. The CEFRES Director may help AV ČR or CNRS applicants to find potential CNRS or AV ČR research partners.

Denisa Jetelinová, AV ČR, Division of International Cooperation, Národní 3, 117 20 Prague 1 – Tel.: (+420) 221 403 287