The IDIL PhD program means …
… funding for 12 three-year doctoral contracts annually, starting in 2023
… embarking upon an interdisciplinary research project to understand the challenges of tomorrow
… true professional training that leads to multiple prospects
What is a doctoral contract?
The doctoral contract is a 3-year fixed-term employment contract (contrat de travail à durée déterminée or CDD) that allows PhD students to be employed by a public establishment while writing their thesis.
A doctoral contract provides beneficiaries with strong social benefits:
– PhD students start contributing to France’s retirement pension plans and may recover their financial contribution if they hold European nationality;
– They are entitled to “unemployment benefits” at the end of their employment contract.
For more information, check the Campus France website:
PhD in France
Social security for doctoral student
“Research-talent passport” long-stay visa