On March 1st, 2019, The National Center for Scientific and Technical Research (CNRST) launched a call for proposals for research and training projects involving skilled Moroccans abroad.

The FINCOME program is a government initiative aimed at involving skilled Moroccans abroad in the Kingdom’s development process.

The CNRST, with the support of the Ministry of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, launches for the third time the FINCOME call for proposals to support projects involving skilled Moroccans abroad and benefiting a public university or a Moroccan public research institution.

The present call for proposals that runs until April 12th, 2019 represents the 3rd edition of FINCOME program that, according to CNRST, yielded to very positive results in its first two years.

It’s worth mentioning that the 80% of Moroccan Researchers surveyed by News of Morocco have never heard anything about the program and the CNRST must work on spreading the word out in a more efficient fashion to make sure the skilled Moroccans abroad will get to know that there are indeed ways to contribute towards their homeland’s development.

To apply, candidates should download the application form and send it by e-mail to the CNRST before the deadline. Below is all that you need to know about the FINCOME call for research and training proposals and be part of it.

Eligibility Criteria

The call for proposals concerns Moroccan researchers residing abroad, with at least eight years of research experience after the doctorate and having not lived in Morocco for the last three years preceding the launch date of this call.

Priority Research Topics

The call for proposals remains open to project in multidisciplinary fields fulfilling the criteria of excellence, but project proposals in the following priority areas are strongly encouraged:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data
  • Technology Transfer and Innovation
  • Energy, Water, and Environment
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Health
  • Information Technology and Embedded Systems
  • Aeronautics, Mechatronics, and Electronics
  • Materials and Nanomaterials
  • Risk Management
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Transportation


The duration of support will vary between 6 months and one year depending on the needs of the host institution and the availability of the Skilled Moroccan Researchers who should be willing to devote themselves entirely to achieving the project objectives

Financial Support

Economy Flight Tickets
Monthly Stipend of 22.500 MAD

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