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PhD "Position Grant"

Objective: Master students willing to engage in a PhD in one of the 6 TULIP Laboratories can apply to obtain a grant covering from 30% to a maximum of 50% of the total salary cost of a three-years doctoral allocation contract. Master student ending their first-year program in 2021 and planning to engage in a PhD in 2022, at the end of their second year of master, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Number of PhD position Grant available in this campaign: from 3 to 5

Description of the selection process: A pre-selection will be made based on document provided by candidates. Pre-selected candidates will be asked to make a short oral presentation in front of a TULIP-GS jury including Advisory Board members. All candidacies retained after this step will be sent to the external TULIP-GS Advisory Board that will make the final selection of laureates.

Selection criteria (by order of priority):

  1. Academic merit of candidates based on their grades and rankings in the third year of their undergraduate cursus (Licence 3) and during their Master program
  2. Priority will be given to PhD project at the interface between functional biology and ecology/evolution or between the Major Themes of Research (MTRs) of the TULIP LabEx
  3. Quality of the written and oral presentation of candidate's research projects, including an evaluation of their English language skills
  4. A bonus will be given for geographical and/or thematical mobilities
  5. Relevance of the presented co-financing strategy

Our selection procedure will guarantee equal opportunities to all applicants

Expected structure of the application (in English):

  1. A short CV and a description of the academic background of the candidate (1 page*)
  2. A short description of projects and achievements made while conducting undergraduate and/or graduate traineeships (2 pages*)
  3. A description of the PhD project highlighting two key references for the reviewers (2 pages*)
  4. A description of the interface (1/2 page*)
  5. A timetable of milestones and deliverables for the three years period (1/2 page*)
  6. A note from the PhD supervisor (in English) supporting the candidate and presenting the strategy to co-finance the remaining salary cost and to finance the cost of planned experiments (a few lines)

*Calibri 12 font

Applications must be sent as one single pdf file to


  1. Publication of the call: June 7, 2021
  2. Deadline to respond: September 27, 2021
  3. Publication of results: Before December 6, 2021

The thesis must start before the end of December 2022