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CEA thesis proposals for the 2020-2021 academic year

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

In 2019, the INSTN awarded more than 400 3-year PhD 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 PhD contracts (joint funding between a company, another research organisation or a French regional council).

PhD subjects eligible for CEA full funding and co-funding for the 2020 academic year are published on this website. Web pages are updated on a daily basis to include newly proposed PhD topics by 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.

PhD subjects 'Energy transition', 'Digital transition' and 'Technologies for the Medicine of the future'

The PhD projects labelled with a Etoile Verte Sujet Phare are the PhD subjects flag-shipped 'FOCUS' for the Call 2020 (publication in January 2020). The FOCUS PhD subjects are those subjects that CEA promotes for the Call 2020 and that particularly focus on the scientific and technological challenges related to energy transition, digital transition and technologies for the medicine of the future. CFR PhD fellowships from INSTN will be allocated primarily to those FOCUS PhD subjects in 2020.