All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (min. net 2,700€ per month), social security coverage, accommodation, a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.
At MAK’IT, a hosting agreement is signed between the University of Montpellier, on which MAK’IT depends administratively, the host research units and the fellow to formalize the following modalities.
Fellows invited by MAK’IT are detached from their usual obligations in their home institution and have the necessary availability to freely devote themselves to their research project and participate in the Institute’s activities.
During their stay in Montpellier, they each have an office equipped with a computer, Internet access and printing facilities within the research unit that hosts them. The fellows also have access to several meeting rooms and a 250-seat amphitheatre in MAK’IT’s premises.
MAK’IT facilitates access and extended lending rights in the main libraries of the University of Montpellier, as well as the possibility, with financial participation, of having lunch at the cafeteria of the research unit that hosts them, when this option is available.
MAK’IT hosts some of its fellows, coming alone or with their partner, in newly renovated and fully equipped one- and two-room apartments at the Villa Leenhardt on the Triolet University Campus, 4 tram stops from MAK’IT premises, situated at the Institute of Botany.
For other fellows, especially those coming with their children, MAK’IT works with a seasonal apartment rental agency in Montpellier that offers a range of quality, fully equipped apartments in the city center.
Requests for family accommodation must be indicated in the application form in order to be considered.
Flat-rate monthly allowance
MAK’IT allocates guest fellows a monthly allowance of a non-negotiable lump sum of net €2,700. This amount is calculated to enable fellows to largely cover the costs related to their stay in Montpellier.
Travel and visa
MAK’IT covers its fellows’ return trip between Montpellier and their usual place of residence, in economy class.
Any immigration (visa) costs are also covered by MAK’IT.
Insurance and social security coverage
MAK’IT reimburses the insurance and social security costs of its FIAS fellows. The fellows must provide proof of adequate social security coverage, covering the risks of illness, accidents at work and civil liability (including rental risk), before arriving in Montpellier.
The MAK’IT team is at the fellows’ disposal to help them with the administrative procedures related to their installation in Montpellier and the organization of their scientific events.
If necessary, their families also benefit from specific support: schooling of children, assistance with the academic integration of spouses, French as a foreign language courses, etc.