Lanef PhD Program 2018
4 calls : LANEF, Fondation Nanosciences, GreQuE and QuEnG
LANEF PhD Program is a three year program to support PhD training of excellent students. The thesis will be prepared in one of the five laboratories on a topic related to one or several of the following thematics:
• Photonics and semiconductors
• Spintronics and nanomagnetism
• Quantum nanoelectronics
• Breakthroughs for electrical energy
• Advanced superconductivity
• New frontiers in cryogenics
• Nanosensors and nanomaterials for health and biology
• Theoretical and Computational Physics.
The net salary is 1450 €/month during 36 months, including healthcare insurance (income tax not deduced). If you agree to undertake light additional duties (such as teaching, for example), your net salary may be risen up to 1690 €/month.
The program is open to highly talented and motivated students of any nationality. Students from different backgrounds (biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics) who can demonstrate a strong interest in the fields of LANEF are welcome. Applicants should have a master’s degree and must be fluent in English language. A good mobility (within the country of origin - or internationally) demonstrated during the undergraduate cursus will be considered as a plus.
They must have already found a PhD supervisor in one of the 5 laboratories of LANEF and be able to propose a thesis project in agreement with his/her future thesis supervisor.
A thesis project based on synergies between the 5 laboratories or the different thematics, will have a greater chance to be selected by our evaluation committee - also if it aims at enhancing collaborations with R&D, healthcare laboratories, or companies.
Through this call, the LANEF program will fund only the first half (18 months) of the PhD grant. You need a co-founding for the second half.
HOW TO APPLY
- You must have found a PhD project that will be supported and supervised by one (or more) researcher(s) based in one of the 5 LANEF’s laboratories.
- Download the PhD program application form
- With the help of your thesis supervisor, fill in this application form with all requested details
- You must contact the steering committee member of your main thematic in order to inform him/her of your intention to apply to the PhD program. He/she will help you and make sure that your application matches the program requirements.
- Save as PDF each document: Application form / CV / exam results / diplomas....
- Merge all these PDFs into ONE single .PDF file
- Send by email that final PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2018, April 11, 11:59 PM (Paris time) .
- Your application will be acknowledged within five working days.
- 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 email@example.com by 2018, April 11, 11:59 PM (Paris time) .
>> After verifying its eligibility, each application is submitted to 2 independent reviewers.
>> 2018, May, 2: : 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 reviewers reports
Selected students will receive a convocation for the interview and instructions to prepare their travel and stay in Grenoble. All travel/accommodation expenses will be covered by LANEF for 3 days/2 nights. This will provide enough time to each applicant to visit their hosting laboratory and to finalise their oral presentation together with their future thesis supervisor. Non-selected applicants will receive a short feedback report within 2 weeks.
>> 2018, May 31 and June 1 : Auditions are held in Grenoble, in front of the Steering Committee plus invited specialists.
>> Final results will be announced a few days later. Applicants on the short list will have to give an answer within 2 weeks so that applicants on the reserve list can be contacted. Non-selected applicants will receive a report within 2 weeks.
The 2018 call of the PhD programmes is enlarged with three others funding possibilities which bear peculiarities. You must take note of them: