Your research environment
Every day, our host research teams carry out their mission of training students in and through research. You will be paid on a contract basis, most of the time in collaboration with INRAE's various public or private partners, with a regional or national scope. Funding can take several forms (INRAE PhD programmes, co-financed PhD programmes, CIFRE PhD funding, etc.).
Subject to the conditions set by each specific contract, any person with a Master's degree (Master 2 in the French system) or equivalent, of any nationality, can apply for a PhD. You must first enrol in a doctoral school.
Your research activity will be in line with the projects of the INRAE research unit that will temporarily host you within the institution. .
PhD supervisors have a proven track-record on research supervision. They have the knowledge, experience, expertise and commitment to provide you with the support needed.
They are committed to setting aside regular time for you. Your ongoing assessment is organised around structured and regular meetings, so that you make the most of this transfer of knowledge, gradually acquire autonomy and develop innovative methods and approaches.
You will be monitored by a PhD committee. This committee meets once a year, assesses the feasibility and relevance of your PhD proposal, monitors your progress, makes recommendations, and gives their opinion on the structure of the manuscript.
A rewarding stage in your professional life
INRAE considers that it is the Institute's duty to do everything it can to ensure that your time in its research units will be a valuable stage in your professional life, in terms of the skills acquired by each and every one of you, in the perspective of an open career.
In accordance with the doctoral school and in addition to the training provided by this structure, INRAE is committed to taking into account your specific needs when developing the institution's training programme.
Your activity must be in line with your individual and professional project. In addition to the support offered by your doctoral school, you can benefit from INRAE's career guidance and skill development services.