October-December, year N-1
The laboratories propose subjects and publish new thesis projects for the year N on the THOT intranet website.
Subject to their status, the topics are published the day after their approval on the INSTN website.
January, year N
The proposals and host laboratories are validated by the High-Commissioner for Atomic Energy.
Any non-validated subjects are withdrawn from the INSTN website.
February to May
Applicants are interviewed by the CEA laboratories.
Final assessment of applications by the High-Commissioner for Atomic Energy and award of CFR funding