Residence conditions are set out in an individual convention drawn up jointly by IMéRA and each resident prior to arrival in Marseille.
This convention sets out in detail the material conditions for the residence (financial conditions, accommodation, travel details, administrative formalities, etc.).
Financial conditions are examined on a case by case basis, with the underlying basic principle that either a working contract will be established or a flat rate allowance will be paid, taking into account the loss of income and the increased expense arising from the period of stay at IMéRA.
If the resident is a member of a University, that institute will be invited to participate in the costs (through a sabbatical allowance or delegation, or by any other means to be negotiated with the IAS).
In all cases, IMéRA will fund travel expenses, accommodation and living expenses for the duration of the resident’s stay.
The resident accepts the charter of the IMéRA resident.
1- Residence obligations
Each guest researcher is subject to residence obligations so as to carry out their work for the entire duration of the stay.
These obligations do not preclude occasional absences.
Absences not longer than a week and not exceeding 10% of the total residence length in aggregate should simply be reported to the executive director. Longer absences will have to be agreed by IMéRA's management. All absences must be notified in advance.
Over and above these obligations, guest researchers are entirely free to determine their working hours.
2- Contribution to IMéRA's activities
Residents undertake to contribute to cross-disciplinary meetings and debates organized by IMéRA during their stay.
In relation with the Collège Doctoral and the laboratories, the resident can propose a seminar for Phd students.
3- Residents’ Lunch
To foster interaction between residents, communal meals are organised by IMéRA, usually on Thursdays. Residents undertake to take part in those meals for the duration of their stay. Residents’ absences to lunches must remain exceptional and should be reported to the Management.
4- Research reports
- Resident agrees to provide feedback on the content of their research to the IMéRA science community.
- They will present their work at a public feedback workshop and provide a summary of their paper.
- They will organise a research seminar with IMéRA's support.
- They will provide a written report on their activities before the end of their stay.
- At different moments during the residence, they will grant short interviews (to be video recorded) on their work's progress.
- They agree to take part in scientific and cultural community support work aimed at the general public.
Guest researcher grants IMéRA authorisation to publish their portrait and CV, videos of interviews and a volume presenting the work carried out.
While all results obtained or produced during the period at IMéRA remain the guest researcher’s full personal property, they agree to acknowledge the support provided by IMéRA in any publication or other public distribution of the aforementioned results.
Resident shall provide copies of publications or pictures of pieces of work produced in connection with their residence for IMéRA's archives.