I applied for this year's CNRS competition. I am not sure what the future hold, but if you don't buy a lotto ticket you will never win the lotto.... So I bought a ticket. Much more like I spend a lot of time writing a proposal, had to find a bunch of files from the past, like my 5 year old thesis and fill in a bunch of boring paperwork, but I did it.
Now to apply for French citizenship. I need to write the motivation letter. Why do you think I should want to be French?