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#1 diogenes227



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 02:39 PM

France Offering US Scientists Four Year Grants To Move To The Country And Do Research


From the link:



If you are an American scientist, student, teacher, or business person working on climate change solutions, France would love for you to stay awhile.


Following President Trump's June 2 decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement — a multi-country pact that acknowledges global warming poses serious threats to humanity and the environment — the French government has created an outlet for people from all countries who still want to fight climate change.


The website is called Make Our Planet Great Again.



The website explains: “You will be able to stay in France at least for the duration of the grant, and longer if you are granted a permanent position. There is no restriction on your husband / wife working in France. If you have children, note that French public schools are free, and the tuition fees of universities and 'grandes écoles' are very low compared to the American system.”


And France has universal health care.


But there is going to competition for US scientific brains:


Canada To Lure Scientist from US and UK


From the link:



Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan is touting this week’s federal budget as a positive one for Canadian researchers, with its commitments to refurbish government labs, renewed funding for stem-cell and quantum-computing research centres and a $125-million initiative aimed at leveraging homegrown expertise in artificial intelligence.


But a between-the-lines reading of the budget document suggests the government also has another audience in mind: uneasy scientists from the United States and Britain.


Last week, Donald Trump’s first budget request made clear the U.S. President would significantly reduce or entirely eliminate research funding in areas such as climate science and renewable energy if permitted by Congress. Even the National Institutes of Health, which spearheads medical research in the United States and is historically supported across party lines, was unexpectedly targeted for a $6-billion (U.S.) cut that the White House said could be achieved through “efficiencies.”


And Canada also has universal care.

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