31 PhD Fellowships for International Students at USPC in France

Страна: France;

Дедлайн: 09.01.2017

Тип гранта: Scholarships;

Веб-сайт: sorbonne-paris-cite.fr

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Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (USPC) will offer 31 PhD contracts to candidates with significant international experience via the INSPIRE (INterdiSciPlinarity and excellence for doctoral training of International REsearchers in Paris) action, in 2017.

Candidates may apply for an INSPIRE PhD contract in any discipline with the support of a research group accredited with one of the eight following higher-education institutions of USPC: Université Sorbonne Nouvelle –Paris 3, Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris Diderot, Université Paris 13, EHESP, INALCO, IPGP and Sciences Po. Research groups in CNRS, INED, INRIA, INSERM and IRD laboratories affiliated with one of the aforementioned eight institutions are also eligible to support a candidate for an INSPIRE PhD fellowship.

The online application platform will open soon - we invite you to refer to the  "Application Package" section below to begin preparing your application.

The highly competitive call in 2016 resulted in the recruitment of 29 fellows INSPIRE doctoral candidates across all disciplines. These 60 PhD fellowships, comprising doctoral fellows recruited in 2016 and 2017, are co-financed by the European Union through the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, COFUND and by the French Government’s Investissements d’avenir programme.

Comprising over 10,000 professors and researchers from its eight higher education institutions* and five research institutes**, USPC offers a research-intensive university environment. Each year, approximately 1100, out of more than 6000, doctoral candidates defend their PhD theses, corresponding to about 10% of the annual doctoral cohort in France. Under the auspices of INSPIRE, USPC aims to recruit doctoral candidates of the highest caliber to join its research groups and enhance the standing and visibility of its Graduate Schools, and of the University, at an international level.

*Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3, Université Paris Descartes, Université Paris Diderot, Université Paris 13, EHESP, INALCO, IPGP, Sciences Po


Attention will be paid to equal opportunity issues concerning all aspects of INSPIRE.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 665850.

Action: COFUND (Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes)

Duration: 5 years (2015 – 2020)

Duration of PhD contract: 3 years

Budget: ~ 6.5 M€

Funder: European Commission and USPC

Project Coordinator: Professor Thomas Coudreau

Project Manager: Lavanya Premvardhan, PhD

Project Assistant: Delphine Meyer, MSc


Email contact: [email protected]