INSPIRE at USPC - 2nd Call - 2017

Страна: Франция;

Дедлайн: 09.01.2017

Тип гранта: Стипендии;


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CRITERIA APPLICABLE TO INPSIRE 2017 (Please consult the head of the website for updates)

1.    Academic criterion

  • As per definition by the European Commission, as an Early Stage Researcher, you need to have obtained the degree which would formally entitle you to embark on a doctorate in France, no more than four years before the start date of the INSPIRE PhD contract.

The PhD contract will commence on the 1st of September 2017. Therefore your Masters degree, or other equivalent diploma, should have been granted on, or after, the 2nd of September 2013, or should be granted by the 31st of August 2017.

  • You must not be enrolled in a PhD programme nor have *ever* been enrolled in one.
  • You must not already be in possession of a PhD degree.

You will be asked to sign a declaration of honour attesting to the above.

2.    International criterion

  • ESRs will need to comply with the conditions of the EU-mobility rule (incoming mobility): applicants must not have had their main residence, or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.), in France for more than 12 months during the three years immediately prior to the deadline for the call (12H on Monday the 9th of January 2017); compulsory national service in the home country, and/or short stays of less than a month, such as holidays in France, are not taken into account.

Namely, you shouldn't have spent more than 365 days in France between the 10th of January 2014 and the 9th of January 2017.

  • Stays in the country of past and present residence are also limited by the EU-mobility rule: candidates whose project require significant time spent abroad are advised to contact the INSPIRE helpdesk [email protected] as soon as possible.

You will be asked to sign a declaration of honour attesting to the above.

3.    Submission criterion

  • All required data and documents need to be submitted via the web-based portal by 17h on the 9th of January 2017.
  • Applications in SDVS and SET will need to be submitted in English. Applications in HALL and SS may be submitted in French or English.
  • Missing documents will render the application null and void.
  • Applicants can apply to more than one research group at USPC – they have to inform the concerned thesis supervisors in this case.
  • Thesis supervisors may present more than one candidate provided they include co-supervisors (“co-encadrant.e” or “co-tutelle”) in the application.

4.    Research-topic criterion

  • The proposed research project should be supported by the host research group at USPC and should not be excluded from EU funding due to ethical issues.

Eligible Doctoral Schools are those that are affiliated with USPC.

Candidates may apply for an INSPIRE PhD contract in any discipline with the support of a research groups affiliated 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 eight institutions listed above are also eligible to support a candidate for an INSPIRE fellowship.

The online application platform is now open and candidates may submit their application material here:

All required information, and documents, will need to be filled in or uploaded via the application portal in English (HALL, SDVS, SET and SS) or in French (HALL and SS).

  • HALL: Humanités, Arts, Lettres et Langues / Humanities, Arts, Literature and Languages
  • SDVS: Sciences du Vivant et de la Santé /Life and Health Sciences
  • SET: Sciences Exactes et Technologie/ Exact Sciences and Technology
  • SS: Sciences Sociales / Social Sciences

Deadline: Applications have to be submitted online by 12H CET on 9 January 2017. Only completed applications with all the information requested will be validated and considered for evaluation. No documentation or information will be accepted after the deadline.

Candidates will be selected based on a three-stage selection process:

Step 1 – Application deadline: 12h CET on Monday the 9th of January 2017
Selection by the research group: as early as possible to ensure all required documents are submitted by 12h CET on the 9th of January 2016.

To complete the application, candidates need to obtain the support of the responsible person in the research group of interest. This person will be declared as the research supervisor (“directeur/directrice de thèse”) on the application platform and will herself/himself  need to confirm her/his support, and submit information/documents via the application platform. We therefore advise candidates to establish contact with a research group as early as possible to complete the application package (see below) in a timely manner.

Step 2 – Candidates will be informed by the 10th of February 2017
Selection by the doctoral school: 3rd of February 2017

Step 3 – Candidates will be informed by the 28th of March 2017
Selection by the University following the decision by an independent jury comprising international and national members: 21 March 2017 – 24 March 2017.

Candidates will have to present their research project in front of one of the four juries: HALL, SDVS, SET, or SS. This will take place preferably in person or, if you cannot be present in Paris, via video-conference. Travel expenses of candidates who will be present in Paris will be covered up to a set limit determined by geographical region. Reimbursement is incumbent on the presentation of receipts. Accommodation will be provided by INSPIRE on the basis of 3 nights. International candidates, who would require a visa to be present in Paris for step 3, the final selection stage in March, are strongly advised to inform the INSPIRE helpdesk [email protected] as soon as possible.

Redress / Appeals

Appeals, concerning the application of the eligibility criteria, and other concerns, can be made directly to the INSPIRE management by sending an email to [email protected] *after the January 10th, 2017*, including in copy the thesis supervisor (« directeur/directrice de thèse »).