Choose France - CNRS AI Rising Talents


As part of the French Strategy in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Choose France - CNRS AI Rising Talents programme gives to exceptionally talented early-career AI researchers the opportunity to confirm and strengthen their potential to be leading scientists by setting-up a research program and an associated team for a period of 5 years. The programme is open to postdocs and junior professors or researchers with between 2 and 7 years of experience since obtaining their PhD and currently working abroad.

Following a second edition in 2022, the programme is open in 2023 to fill up to two positions. The candidates must demonstrate outstanding track records in Machine Learning (ML) and related fields (computer vision, natural language processing, etc.). Candidates with strong contributions in ML associated to other sciences (neurosciences, biology, physics, chemistry, humanities and social sciences, etc.) are also welcome.

The selected candidates will be recruited by the CNRS in one of its laboratories in France. Candidates are expected to participate to the French Strategy in AI and applications that integrate with initiatives such as the Interdisciplinary Institutes in AI or related local initiatives are encouraged.

The programme offers competitive salaries as well as an environment for research in the form of a package that, depending on experience, may go up to 1 M€ for the period (including gross employer costs for the awarded candidate and other expenses for building the team).

To apply

Application Requirements

  • A Curriculum vitae
  • A report describing previous work
  • A comprehensive list of publications, as well as the full text of the most meaningful publications (attach up to three publications)
  • A report describing the proposed research programme, including a description of the programme’s insertion within one or more CNRS laboratories (up to 5 pages excluding bibliography)
  • Three references’ contacts



The applications are evaluated by a selection committee, composed of leading scientists in the domain, who evaluate proposals on the basis of excellence. Candidate that are short-listed, will be invited to an interview by videoconference. 


Applications for the Choose France - CNRS AI Rising Talents programme must be sent to from September 1, 2023. The application deadline is October 20, 2023.

Successful applicants are expected to be recruited during the second semester of 2024.


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