University of Paris Doctoral Fellowship Program 2021

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The University of Paris is organizing a competition for the award of doctoral contracts intended for candidates with an international background. Up to sixteen contracts will be awarded under this framework for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Particular attention is paid to the recruitment procedure which must be transparent, open and based on merit.

The University of Paris program in brief

LEVEL : Doctorate.
DEADLINE : April 9, 2021.
FINANCING : Partial.
ELIGIBLE COUNTRIES : All nationalities.
HOST UNIVERSITY : University of Paris.

Benefits of doctoral scholarships from the University of Paris

scholarship holders will have the following specificities:

  • Duration of 36 months,
  • Funding approximately 20% higher than usual salary,
  • Specific support and monitoring of doctoral students,
  • Stay of at least two months in a laboratory outside France or in a non-academic partner (company, association, administration, etc.) with appropriate local supervision (ideally joint thesis supervision).
  • Commitment of doctoral students to follow the training specific to the project that will be organized (estimated volume 4 to 5 days / year) and of their thesis supervisor to allow them to participate.
  • Provision of a sum of at least € 1,000 by the host team to allow mobility of doctoral students (4IMPACT will allocate additional funding of € 2,500).

Eligibility conditions

  • The candidate has never stayed in France or has spent less than twelve months in France during the three years preceding the selection;
  • Candidates must hold a diploma which allows access to doctoral studies in France (Master’s degree or any other equivalent degree) at the time of recruitment;
  • No previous registration for a doctorate;
  • Obtaining the thesis access diploma less than 4 years before the start of the project.

Application procedures

  • March 15, 2021 : publication of topics on the site https: //4impact.u-paris /
  • March 15 – April 9, 2021 : application phase open on the site https: // 4impact /
  • From April 10, 2021 : review of files by EDs. For each subject, a maximum of 3 applications may be sent on Monday, May 10, 2021;
  • 25 May 2021 : an external jury examines the files and classifies the candidates;
  • June 2, 2021 : the COPIL IdEx validates the list of selected candidates;
  • June 7, 2021 : publication of the results;
  • October 2021 : welcome of the laureates and start of theses.

Available subjects

Project titleDoctoral SchoolMain host structure
Cross-cultural neuropsychological assessment of social cognitionCognition, Behaviors, Human BehaviorsInstitute of Psychology, University of Paris
Towards Efficient Catalytic Photo- and Electro-chemical Benzene Carbonylation with Group IX Metal ComplexesPhysical chemistry and analytical chemistry of Paris centerLaboratory of Molecular Electrochemistry, University of Paris
Functionalization and evaluation of antioxidant cerium oxide nanoparticles for stroke treatmentMedicines, Toxicology, Chemistry, ImagingINSERM
Exploring the neural basis of multisensory control of head direction activityBrain, Cognition, BehaviorUniversité de Paris, Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center
Deciphering the pathogenicity of new genetic variants identified in the RHO GTPases pathways at the origin of severe immunological defects in humansBio Sorbonne Paris CitéInstitut Cochin, Inserm, Université de Paris
RNA-based Synthetic membraneless organelles in bacteria: Characterization and deployment in metabolic engineeringFrontières de l’Innovation en Rercherche et EducationINSERM
Chemical composition of secondary organic aerosol from biogenic and anthropogenic precursorsSciences de l’environnement d’Île-de-FranceLaboratoire Interuniversitaire des Systèmes Atmosphériques (LISA), Université de Paris
Meaning-based approach to locality constraints : empirical and theoretical perspectivesSciences du langageLaboratoire de linguistique formelle, Université de Paris
Just-in-time adaptive interventions for the care of chronically ill patientsED Pierre Louis de Santé Publique à ParisINSERM
Lineage-specific signaling and targeting of PI3K gamma in myeloid malignancies.Hématologie, Oncogénèse et BiothérapiesINSERM
Aux origines du populisme. Une enquête de socio-histoire comparative, globale et connectéeSciences des sociétésLaboratoire du changement social et politique (LCSP)
Property testing, quantum computing and their connectionSciences Mathématiques de Paris-CentreIRIF

Self-organization and morphogenesis of active mixtures

Physique en Ile de France

Laboratoire MSC

Étude de l’atmosphère de Jupiter avec les premières données du télescope spatial JWSTStudy of Jupiter’s atmosphere with the first data from the JWST space telescopeAstronomie et Astrophysique d’Île-de-FranceLaboratoire d’études spatiales et d’instrumentation en astrophysique
The first epochs of structure formationSciences de la Terre et de l’environnement et Physique de l’UniversAstroparticule et Cosmologie laboratory
Air Quality Policy in the Global South Cities: Public Health Knowledge in Building  Effective GovernanceSavoir, Sciences, EducationCNRS-INSERM- EHESS

Scoring grid

The scoring grid will be as follows:

  • Academic background (50%) : grades and academic background (in particular ranking as well as any prices);
  • Research experience (20%) : previous research experience, publications and / or communications;
  • Professional experience excluding research (20%) ;
  • International mobility (10%) : mobility prior to bachelor’s or master’s level.

Depending on the marks obtained, up to three candidates will be auditioned by videoconference by a jury.

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