Contributing to the training of future marine scientists is one of Ifremer’s key objectives. Each year, Ifremer participates in the supervision of more than 150 PhD theses.
Ifremer offers PhD studentships for young academics or engineers having a Master 2 or equivalent qualification allowing them to enroll in a doctoral school.
These grants, which represent a monthly gross value of roughly 1,900 € (amount in 2017), are awarded for a maximum duration of 3 years and are intended for students preparing their PhD thesis in Ifremer's laboratories and/or laboratories having a formal partnership with Ifremer, for instance through joint research units, Unités Mixtes de Recherche (UMR).
The proposed research topics correspond to Ifremer priorities and contribute to education through research. They have been selected by an internal committee, based on an evaluation made by external experts in Ifremer’s disciplines.
Pages 1 to 4 of the application form have to be completed by the candidate in close relation with the contact scientists whose names are mentioned in the list of PhD subjects. The completed form has to then be sent to the contact scientists. The deadline for the applications is 30 June 2017. It is however recommended to apply as soon as possible. PhD contracts will start on the 1st of October 2017.