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Master Plant Sciences

SPS PhD Fellowships

SPS PhD Fellowships
Applications are open!

The Saclay Plant Sciences network (SPS) awards two 3-year PhD fellowships, registered with one of the three Doctoral Schools listed below:

- Sciences du végétal : du gène à l’écosystème (Plant Sciences),
- Structure et Dynamique des Systèmes vivants (SDSV),
- Agriculture Alimentation Biologie Environnement Santé (ABIES).

Up to 2 PhD fellowships will be awarded in 2019.

Eligibility

1) The candidates must be enrolled in courses for one of the academic degrees listed below:
M2 Integrative Biology and Physiology or Biology and Health, specialty Plant Sciences,
DA AgroParisTech BIOTECH : Biologie et biotechnologies pour la santé et les productions microbiennes ou végétales,
DA AgroParisTech PISTv : Produire et innover dans les systèmes techniques végétaux,
DA AgroParisTech PPE : Protection des plantes et environnement.

2) The candidates must carry out their PhD in a research team belonging to the SPS network.

3) The future PhD supervisor must satisfy the following criteria:

- Supervisors must comply with the criteria established by the doctoral college of the Université Paris-Saclay as well as those of the doctoral schools within the SPS perimeter to which he/she is attached (SDV, ABIES or SDSV), notably concerning the maximum number of 5 PhDs being simultaneously supervised and a maximum supervision rate of 300% per HDR.

- A PhD supervisor can only apply to this call for one project and with one student applicant (1 PhD supervisor – 1 PhD project – 1 candidate)

- The PhD supervisor should have obtained their HDR or, if not, undertake to apply for an exemption allowing him/her to supervise a PhD student before having a HDR, accorded by the Université Paris-Saclay  (only allowed for one PhD project).

- Project leaders who supervise an ongoing PhD student funded by SPS are not eligible.

Application procedure

Candidates should contact the SPS team in which they wish to carry out their PhD research. The educational team from their teaching program can guide them in the choice of the hosting SPS research team.

Supporting documents required for the grant application:
- CV and letter of motivation,
- PhD project written with the hosting team according to the provided template (see bottom of the page), signed by both the supervisor and the director of the corresponding research unit,
- Marks for the first semester of the current academic year, with a ranking signed by the training course manager,
- Marks for the previous academic year, with a ranking signed by the training course manager.

The application file should be sent to: formation-sps@inra.fr

Application deadline: June 15, 2019

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Pre-selected candidates will be convoked for an interview that will take place in the first two weeks of July.

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