Thesis Funding

Public organizations, foundations or charity organizations (non exhaustive list) offer several funding opportunities

Doctoral contracts are allocated after a competitive examination at the outcome of the presentation of a project and positive recommendation of the Director of the Doctoral School.

  • Grant after competitive examination - doctoral contract (formerly Ministry’s allocations - allocation de recherche du ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche)
  •  Allocations doctorales de la région Ile de France (region Ile de France selects submitted projects but also in some case selects students)


Other sources (some are exclusively reserved 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 guest researcher positions for interns and medical assistants (Poste d’accueil INSERM)


Other sources

  • Industrial Convention for Formation by Research (Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la Recherche, CIFRE )
  • Grant for Engineers-Doctors (Bourses de Docteurs-Ingénieurs, BDI) by CNRS and more generally all other financial supports for PhD students