2017 PhD Program (en anglais)

The PhD Program of the Nanosciences Foundation is a three year program to support PhD training of students selected by a jury.
This call is for all areas of interdisciplinary research, dedicated to Nanosciences and Nanotechnology.

2017, April 10, 11h59 : Deadline for the submission of applications
2017, June 8 and 9 : Auditions in Grenoble

The thesis will be prepared in one of the network’s laboratories on a topic related to one or several of the following fields :

Quantum nanoelectronics
Nanomagnetism and spin electronics
Molecular electronics
Nanomaterials, nanostructuration
Nanocharacterization and metrology
Nano-approaches to life sciences
Nanomodeling, theory and simulation

The applicants
The program is open to highly talented and motivated students of any nationality, educated everywhere except France. Applicants from different backgrounds (biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics) who can build, thanks to a research proposal, a strong interest in the field of Nanosciences are welcome. ) It is compulsory to build a proposal in strong connection with the targetted host laboratory, taking into account the networking opportunity within the Grenoble ecosystem. Applicants should have the equivalent of a master’s degree obtained outside of France, and must be fluent in English language.

They must have contacted one of the laboratories of the network and be able to propose a research project built in agreement with the chosen supervisor. The proposition of a research project which involves more than one of the 33 labs of the network would fully fit the networking strategy at the core of the Foundation and would have a greater chance of being selected.

The salary (variable according to the hosting laboratory) will be covered for 36 months, including healthcare insurance (income tax not deduced).

How to apply

  1. Download the PhD program application form
  2. Save as PDF each document : Application form / CV / exam results / diplomas….
  3. Merge all these PDFs into ONE single .PDF file and send it to fondation.direction@fondation-nanosciences.fr by Monday, 10 April 2017- 11.59 am CET.
  4. You must request (at least) two recommendation letters based on the template included at the end of the application form (section F). These letters must be sent by your referee himself/herself directly to fondation.direction@fondation-nanosciences.fr.

The applications must be submitted before Monday, 10 April 2017- 11.59 am CET.

Your application will be acknowledged within five working days.

Selection procedure
After verifying its eligibility, each application is submitted to 2 independent reviewers
2017, May 3 : A Steering Committee session is held in order to select the applicants to be invited for an audition in Grenoble, on the basis of the reviewer’s reports
All travel/accommodation expenses will be covered by the Nanosciences Foundation for 3 days/2 nights.
This would provide enough time to each applicant to visit their hosting laboratory and to finalise their oral presentation together with their future thesis supervisor
2017, June 8&9 : Auditions are held in Grenoble, in front of the Steering Committee plus invited specialists.
Final results will be announced a few days later

The 2017 call of the PhD programs is enlarged with three other funding possibilities which bear peculiarities. You must take note of them :

GreQuE PhD Program 2017
QuEnG PhD Program 2017
LANEF PhD Program 2017

For any further assistance, please contact Mrs Feriel Kouiten at : feriel.kouiten@fondation-nanosciences.fr

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