« UPtoPARIS » is an ambitious international doctoral programme of ESPCI Paris which aims to train young researchers by giving them high-quality knowledge and skills directly linked to the needs of the European and international industry and market.
This programme of ESPCI Paris will offer a unique environment to highly selected PhD students expected to produce top-level scientific research ready to be translated into technical and societal innovations. This will be achieved by promoting interdisciplinary fundamental research, by connecting it with industry through the wide intersectoral network of ESPCI Paris partners, and by stimulating the development of high-technology start-up companies. In addition to a research experience per se, it will offer students an international training and a dedicated Career development training programme.
Based on interdisciplinarity (biology, chemistry, physics), internationality and intersectoriality, the « 3i’s », « UPtoPARIS » is a major project for ESPCI in terms of recruitment of excellent international researchers and of public-private partnerships. It is in line with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), which encourages transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility of talented foreign researchers. Thanks to the European Commission’s support, the project funds 30 fellowships in 3 calls (10 PhD students/call). The PhD students will work within the ESPCI’s research units during the 3 years of their fellowship.
Details of the PhD projects are available at the programme website.
Applicants must meet the following formal criteria:
Three international calls will take place during the UPtoPARIS selection process. Ten PhD positions are available for each call.