Jobs and scholarships


Two kinds of positions are available at the CEFC:

1) Researcher positions funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE)

Applications are usually due in November and are to be sent to the Ministry and to the Director of the CEFC. Applicants will then be interviewed, in Paris, by the Scientific Board (February-March). Researchers are appointed for a two year contract, renewable twice for one additional year. Openings are published on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) on the Transparence portal.

2) Researcher positions funded by the CNRS

These positions can be of different natures, as outlined by the InSHS. Openings are not advertised specifically, but are filled every year according to the guidelines set by the InSHS for each of the following categories. See the InSHS website.

  • Posting of CNRS researchers to the CEFC: the application should be submitted to the InSHS in February-March, for a starting date in September. For more information, please click here
  • Secondment from a university to the CNRS for a posting at the CEFC: secondments abroad follow the usual procedure, and are generally launched in December with a deadline in January and for a starting date set in September.

Important information: 

  1. Applicants must in both cases contact the Director of the CEFC prior to their application to receive a letter of support.
  2. Mobility project shorter than two years will not be accepted.
  • Short-term mobility (3-9 months) to the CEFC for researchers in French institutions only

Information for the application will be available later.

Volontariat International en Administration

The CEFC employs two International Volunteers, in Hong Kong and Beijing. Openings are published on the Civiweb platform and circulated through the CEFC newsletter and website. Applicants must not contact the CEFC or risk nullifying their application. This scheme offers a one-year contracts, renewable for a second year. More information available on Civiweb.

  1. Scientific and administrative assistant, at the Sino-French Academic Centre of Tsinghua University.
  2. Editorial manager of China Perspectives, in charge of the website, at CEFC Hong Kong

There is no vacancies available at the moment.

Research Funding

PhD scholarships funded by the CEFC

PhD scholarships funded by our partners

Jobs offered by our partners

Funding opportunities offered by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs


The CEFC Hong Kong and Taipei may occasionally host interns for two month (maximum) terms, excluding the summer months. Interns may work on the production of the journal China Perspectives and take part in most of the events organised by the CEFC. Professional command of English is required, command of French and Chinese is welcome. Unfortunately, the CEFC cannot pay its interns. Priority will be given to applicants already in Hong Kong or Taipei.

The CEFC Hong Kong is actively seeking for a well-organised and energetic intern to carry out translations of the tables of contents and abstracts of research articles published in China Perspectives (4 issues per year) from English or French into Chinese language. For more information, please click here

To intern at the CEFC in Hong Kong, please contact by email Henry Wu, with Marine Vallée in cc, with a resume and a cover letter, specifying your availability.
To intern at the CEFC in Taipei, please contact Nathanel Amar, with a resume and a cover letter, specifying your availability.