Thesis Financing

Public organizations, private foundations or charity organization (or others) offer financing.

  • Doctoral contracts are allocated after a competitive examination of the research  project (formerlyMinistry’s allocations - allocation de recherche du ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche)
  • Doctoral allocations given by the region Ile-de-France (the region Ile-de-France selects either projects or students)


Other financing (some are exclusively limited to doctors and pharmacists)

  • Medical Research Foundation (Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, FRM)
  • Cancer Research Association (Association pour la Recherche sur le Cancer, ARC)
  • National Institute of Health and Medical Research (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, INSERM): INSERM hosts researcher positions for interns and medical assistants (Poste d’accueil INSERM)
  • National League against Cancer (Ligue national contre le Cancer)
  • Industrial Convention for Training by Research (Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche, CIFRE)
  • Grants for Doctors-Engineers (Bourses de Docteurs-Ingénieurs, BDI) offered by CNRS