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CEA thesis proposals for the 2017-2018 academic year

The CEA funds theses in its laboratories for high-level candidates.

In 2016, the INSTN awarded more than 400 3-year thesis contracts covering the entire salary of PhD students (3-year fixed-term contracts with a gross monthly salary of €2,043.54 in years 1 and 2, rising to €2,104.62 in year 3).
In addition, the INSTN also granted more than 30 CEA part-funded thesis contracts (joint funding between a company, another research organisation or a French regional council).

Thesis subjects eligible for CEA full funding and co-funding for the 2017 academic year are published on this website. Web pages are updated on a daily basis to include newly proposed thesis topics by the CEA laboratories as and when they become available.

Applicants requiring any further information on a particular topic should contact the researcher whose contact details are featured in connection with the topic.

Key CEA topics for 2017

All thesis topics featured on the INSTN website have been selected by the CEA as innovative, educational research assignments that are particularly well adapted to thesis projects with a high outcome potential. All topics are eligible for CEA thesis funding.

Those thesis topics marked with a Etoile Verte Sujet Phare are key CEA topics for 2017 (deliberations made in January 2017). They are part of the CEA’s scientific priorities and correspond to a key area of CEA expertise that could lead to a major scientific breakthrough, or funding with high growth potential in the case of success. CFR thesis funding (contracts for training through research) on key topics will be awarded first for those students making the strongest applications.