Doctoral School of Mathematics Hadamard (EDMH)

L'école doctorale

 

EDMH government

The initial scientific contacts for future PhD students and future PhD supervisors are the representatives of the following institutions :

- AgroParisTech: Stéphane ROBIN
- French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission (CEA): Jérémie BOUTTIER
- CentraleSupelec (CS): Erick HERBIN
- Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS Ulm): Raphaël CERF
- Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris Saclay (ENS Paris Saclay): Agnès DESOLNEUX
- Paris Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance  (ENSAE ParisTech): Victor-Emmanuel BRUNEL
- National Institute of Advanced Technology of Brittany (ENSTA ParisTech) and INRIA-Saclay's own GAMMA team: Eliane BECACHE
- École Polytechnique (X) and INRIA-Saclay's own M3DISIM team:  Nizar TOUZI
- Institute of Advanced Scientific Studies  (IHES): Emmanuel ULLMO
- National Institute of Agronomic Research  (INRA): Sophie SCHBATH
- Telecom SudParis: Wojciech PIECZYNSKI
- Telecom ParisTech: François ROUEFF
- University of Evry-Val d'Essone (UEVE): Pierre-Gilles LEMARIE
- Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay, University Paris-Saclay: Benjamin SCHRAEN
- Université of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ): Vincent SECHERRE

 

The EDMH's executive committee – comprising the director of the EDMH, Stéphane NONNENMACHER and the deputy directors of the EDMH (representing one or more of the institutions formally grouped into 7 management clusters, especially in ADUM) – coordinates the doctoral school. PhD students are encouraged to contact the members of this executive committee. The list of deputy directors is as follows:

- Raphaël CERF (ENS Ulm)
- Agnès DESOLNEUX (ENS Paris Saclay)
- Nizar TOUZI (Ecole Polytechnique, INRIA-Saclay M3DISIM team)
- Eliane BECACHE (CEA, CentraleSupelec, ENSTA ParisTech, INRIA-Saclay GAMMA team)
- Benjamin SCHRAEN (IHES and University of Paris-Sud)
- François ROUEFF (AgroParisTech, ENSAE ParisTech, INRA, Telecom ParisTech, Telecom SudParis)
- Vincent SECHERRE (UEVE and UVSQ)

 

 

The EDMH Board

The EDMH’s board establishes the EDMH's scientific and teaching policy. It meets three times per academic year and is made up as follows:

The director of the EDMH: Stéphane NONNENMACHER 

The deputy directors of the EDMH, representing its institutions (including its co-accredited institution) and research teams/units:

Two representatives of the engineering, administrative, technical, maintenance, and service staff: Clotilde D'Epenoux, EDMH (FMJH) administrative assistant, and Loïc Gouarin (ICNRS research engineer, LMO Joint Research Unit 8628 CNRS, University of Paris-Sud)

A representative of the Paris‐Saclay Master's in mathematics: Pascal Massart

Four elected PhD-student representatives:​

One internal expert and four external experts in relevant scientific fields or industrial and socio-economic sectors:

  •     Sandrine Charousset (EDF), optimization representative
  •     Frédérique Laurent-Nègre (Laboratoire EM2C, CentraleSupélec), scientific computing representative
  •     Georges Gonthier (Microsoft-INRIA), IT representative
  •     Céline Grandmont (INRIA Paris), life sciences representative
  •     Huyên Pham (University of Paris Diderot), financial mathematics representative

Here are the minutes of the EDMH's boards:

 

Teams and Partners

A key partner for the EDMH is the Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard (FMJH). The FHJH has an essential role in running the EDMH, especially via the Labex de Mathématique Hadamard (LMH) that comes under its auspices, its PhD grants, administrative staff, and funding.


Doctoral school host laboraties

  • Centre de mathématiques appliquées de Polytechnique (CMAP), Joint Research Unit 7641 CNRS
  • Centre Borelli, Joint Research Unit 9010 CNRS (formely CMLA)
  • Centre de mathématiques Laurent Schwartz (CMLS), Joint Research Unit 7640 CNRS
  • Centre de recherche en économie et statistique (CREST), Joint Research Unit 9194 CNRS
  • Département de mathématiques et applications (DMA), Joint Research Unit 8553 CNRS
  • Fédération de Mathématiques, FR 3487 CNRS
  • Génération Automatique de Maillage & Méthodes Avancées (GAMMA), INRIA's own team
  • Institut de physique théorique de Saclay (IphT), URA 2306 CNRS
  • Laboratoire Alexander Grothendieck (LAG), ERL 9216 CNRS
  • Laboratoire de mathématiques d'Orsay (LMO), Joint Research Unit 8628 CNRS
  • Laboratoire de mathématiques de Versailles (LMV), Joint Research Unit 8100 CNRS
  • Laboratoire de mathématiques et modélisation d’Évry (LaMME), Joint Research Unit 8071 CNRS-INRA
  • Laboratoire traitement et communication de l'information (LTCI), TelecomParis's own team
  • Mathematical and Mechanical Modeling with Data Interaction in Simulations for Medicine (M3DISIM), INRIA's own team
  • Mathématiques et informatique appliquées (MIA), Joint Research Unit 518 INRA
  • Mathématiques et informatique appliquées du génome à l'environnement (MaIAGE), UR 1404
  • Services répartis, Architectures, Modélisation, Validation, Administration des Réseaux, (SAMOVAR), UMR 5157 CNRS, TIPIC team
  • Symbolic Special Functions: Fast and Certified (SpecFun), INRIA's own team
  • Unité de mathématiques appliquées (UMA), ENSTA – CNRS – INRIA

 

Partner Institutions

  • AgroParisTech
  • CentraleSupelec
  • École Polytechnique
  • Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives (CEA)
  • École normale supérieure (ENS Ulm)
  • École normale supérieure de Paris Saclay (ENS Paris Saclay)
  • École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique (ENSAE ParisTech)
  • École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées (ENSTA ParisTech)
  • Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay
  • Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique (INRIA-Saclay)
  • Institut des hautes études scientifiques (IHES)
  • Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA)
  • Telecom SudParis
  • Telecom ParisTech
  • University of d'Evry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE)
  • University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ)

 

Paris-Saclay University and Institut Polytechnique of Paris attachments

The EDMH is attached to the Graduate School of Mathematics of the Paris-Saclay University and the Disciplinary Community of Teaching and Mathematical Research of the Institute Polytechnique of Paris.

Exemption from Accredited PhD Supervision at the EDMH

The list of potential EDMH PhD supervisors (HDR and similar, academic and industrial co-supervisors, HDR exemption-holders, etc.) is available in the ADUM software. The following describes the HDR exemption and application procedures.

 

Exemption from accreditation to supervise research at the EDMH

In accordance with the University of Paris-Saclay's doctoral charter, lecturer/researchers and researchers from the EDMH's host laboratories who are not accredited PhD supervisors (as understood by article 16 of the ministerial Decree dated 25 May 2016 on doctoral training) can apply for an exemption in order to act as PhD supervisors, in accordance with the terms and conditions specified by the University of Paris-Saclay's academic board. This exemption is for a single PhD, starting two years at the latest after the approval date. The supervisor must have obtained his/her HDR before the end of the PhD.

After discussing the matter with their institution's EDMH scientific representative when drawing up the PhD proposal, applicants for this exemption should send their CV (including publications list) and the complete proposal for the planned PhD to the EDMH's administrative assistant. After agreement from the EDMH executive committee, candidates must complete an application submitted to the academic council of UPSaclay or this of IPParis, or this of PSL, in accordance with the terms and conditions specified on University of Paris-Saclay's website, or on training of IPParis or on doctoral college of PSL. This application must be sent (as a single PDF file merging all the attached annexes), signed by the candidate and their laboratory director, to the EDMH's administrative assistant, who will forward it.

 

The dates of the University of Paris-Saclay academic board meetings, as well as the deadlines for submitting applications, are approximately the following ones:

  • Website of the Academic Council of Paris Saclay
  • Website of the Academic Council of IPParis
  • Website of the Academic Council of PSL

For the precise deadline, please contact the EDMH's administrative assistant

 

Applications for HDR

For the time being, only the École Normale Supérieure of Paris-Saclay, University of d'Evry-Val d'Essone, University of Paris-Sud, and University of de Versailles- Saint-Quentin, are approved to issue HDRs in mathematics. The procedures are described in the table below.

Institution HDR contact Procedure        Cover page template
ENS Paris Saclay Agnès Desolneux See website / file Nothing
UEVE Pierre Gilles Lemarié-Rieusset See website Nothing
Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay Stéphane Nonnenmacher See website  
UVSQ Vincent Secherre

Administrative contact :

theses@uvsq.fr

See file

Nothing

Qualification process for Full Professorship

To apply for a full professorship in France in spring of year n, you must be on a qualifying list drawn up by the French National Council of Universities. Applications for qualification must be made in autumn of year n-1 at the latest.

Details of the procedure are available on the Galaxie website. Calendar note: in 2019, applications for qualification could be received from 5 September to 24 October. Applicants from French higher education institutes had to have defended their HDR by 17 December and sent their application to the CNU (French National Council of Universities) referees (external examiners) by 17 December, at 16PM (hour of Paris).

Specific information about CNU sections 25 (pure mathematics) and 26 (applied mathematics), as well as advice and regulations, are available on the Opération postes website.

PhD students directory

The list of the EDMH's current PhD student is available via ADUM

List of EDMH's doctors is available here

Administrative Contacts

Administrative Contacts

The EDMH general administrative contact – who serves in particular as the director’s and deputy directors’ secretary – is the administrative assistant:  Clotilde D'Epenoux

Tel: 01 69 15 48 59
Ecole Doctorale de Mathématique Hadamard
Bâtiment 307 - Office 1E12
Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay
91405 Orsay Cedex
FRANCE

 

EDMH administrative contacts are as follows

 

PhD-Student Representatives

It is important for PhD students themselves to be involved in running the EDMH. They report back to the EDMH’s senior faculty members (from the institutions' scientific representatives to the executive committee) any requirements relating to the organization of PhD supervision, concerns about their material conditions (e.g. offices, funding), etc. The latest elections of PhD students agreeing to serve as their institution's contact person were held in November 2020. You can contact the following elected representatives:

Links too PhD-Student Associations

Le doctorat

 

Awards

Prizes and Distinctions

 

Prize-winners

 

2020

Florian FEPPON (dir. Grégoire Allaire, CMAP et Charles Dapogny, LJK Grenoble) : Prix de thèse GAMNI-SMAI

Anabel DEL VAL (dir. Pietro Congedo, CMAP) : Prix "Amelia Earhart Fellowship for Women in Aerospace-applied Sciences-Engineering"

Maxime GRANGEREAU (dir Emmanuel Gobet et Stéphane Gaubert, CMAP) : Prix Siebel Scholars 2020.

Thibault LEFEUVRE (dir. Colin Guilllarmou, LMO) : Prix de thèse de la Chancellerie des Universités de Paris

2019

Camilla FIORINI (dir. Christophe Chalons, LMV et Régis Duvigneau, INRIA Sophia) : Prix de thèse GAMNI-SMAI

Geneviève ROBIN (dir Julie Josse et Eric Moulines, CMAP) : Prix L’Oréal-UNESCO Pour les Femmes et la Science (Jeunes Talents France 2019)

Fabio NADDEI (dir. Frédéric Coquel, CMAP) : Prix des doctorants ONERA.

Rémi FEUILLET (dir. Frédéric Alauzet, Adrien Loseille (GAMMA) et Patrick Ciarlet (UMA)) : Best Student Paper Award, 28th International Meshing Roundtable

Mathilde BOISSIER  (dir Grégoire Allaire, CMAP et Christophe Tournier, ENS Paris-Saclay) : Prix ISSMO/Springer 2019.

2018

The Tien MAI (dir. Pierre Alquier, CREST) : Young researcher Aaward, The International Society for NonParametric Society

Geneviève ROBIN (dir Julie Josse et Eric Moulines, CMAP) : Best Student Paper Award, Jerusalem Joint Statistical Event (EMR-IBS), Frontier Science Foundation Hellas (December 2018)

Margaret BILU (dir. Antoine Chambert Loir, LMO), Prix Thiessé de Rosemont/Demassieux de la Chancellerie des Universités de Paris

Thibault LEFEUVRE (dir. Colin Guillarmou, LMO), Prix du poster du Colloque pluridisciplinaire"Echo de sciences : à l'écoute des ondes sonores" de la Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay 2018.

Paul BASTIDE (dir. Stéphane Robin, MIA, and Mahendra Mariadasou, MaIAGE) : Prix Marie-Jeanne Laurent-Duhamel

Milolaj FRACZYK (dir. Emmanuel Breuillard, LMO) : Prix de thèse du laboratoire de mathématiques Blaise Pascal


2017

Aran RAOUFI (dir. Hugo Duminil-Copin, LAG) : Prix de thèse Jacques Neveu de la SMAI

Pierre BELLEC (dir. Alexandre TSYBAKOV, CREST) : Prix de thèse du laboratoire de mathématiques Blaise Pascal

Djordjo MILOVIC (cotutelle internationale Etienne Fouvry (LMO, Univ. Paris-Sud, LMO) et Peter Stevenhagen (Leiden University)) : Prix Stieljes de la Royal Dutch Mathematical Society (en collaboration avec la fondation Compositio Mathematicae)

Clément LEVRARD (dir. Pascal Massart, LMO, et Gérard Biau, Sorbonne Université) : Prix Marie-Jeanne Laurent-Duhamel

2016

Tony Yue YU (supervisors: Maxim Kontsevich, IHES, and Antoine Chambert-Loir, LMO): Blaise Pascal Mathematics Laboratory PhD prize

Pierre GAILLARD (dir. Gille Stoltz, GREHEC) : Math-Entreprise AMIES PhD Prize

2015

Matthieu AUSSAL (supervisor: François Alouges, CMAP): Math-Entreprise AMIES PhD prize

Marc LEBRUN (supervisors: Jean-Michel Morel, CMLA and Frédéric Cao, DxO Labs): Accessit Signal, Image and Vision PhD prize

Shen LIN (supervisor: Jean-François Le Gall, LMO): Chinese government PhD prize and Perrissin-Pirasset/Schneider PhD prize from the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris

Silvain RIDEAU (supervisor: Elisabeth Bouscaren, LMO): Thiesset de Rosemont/Demassieux PhD prize from the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris

Valérie ROBERT (supervisor: Gilles Celeux): winner of the Overseas Territories Talent prize

 

2014

Thierry DUMONT (supervisor: Elisabeth Gassiat, LMO): Math-Entreprise AMIES PhD prize

 

2013

Laure DUMAZ (supervisors: B. Toth and W. Werner, LMO): Thiesset de Rosemont/Demassieux PhD prize from the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris

Igor KORTCHEMISKI (supervisor: J.-F. Le Gall): Perrissin–Pirasset/Schneider PhD prize from the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris

 

2012

  • Pierre SIMON (supervisor: Elisabeth Bouscaren, LMO): Perrissin–Pirasset/Schneider PhD prize from the Chancellery of the Universities of Paris
Inscription et réinscription

Practical arrangements 1srt year

For any question about registration and re-registration, please contact the registration institution's administrative representative.

The detailed registration procedure for EDMH PhD students in the ADUM software is as follows:


1. Create a personal space in ADUM of Paris-Saclay University, if not already done when you applied


2. Create or update your profile: Enter or update the files containing your complete CV (PDF) and photo (jpg). The obligatory fields are those marked with a red star. For everything relating to your PhD proposal, however, simply put: ‘see PDF file for the PhD proposal’. Many fields (including parents' socio-economic category, type of degree enabling you to do a PhD, funding source, etc.) will used for obligatory ministerial data-collection campaigns. For this reason, please fill them in carefully.

You must also enter your:

  • surname, first name, sex, date and place of birth, nationality
  • if a foreign national: how long your residence permit is valid for
  • phone number, email address, home and work address (remember to update them)
  • PhD year
  • photo (jpg) and CV (PDF) if you accidentally forgot earlier
  • EDMH cluster (see drop-down menu. This is essential for management per doctoral school):
  1. APT-ENSAE-HEC-INRA-TELECOM: AgroPariTech, ENSAE, HEC, INRA, Telecom Paris and Telecom SudParis
  2. CEA-CS-ENSTA: CEA, CentraleSupélec, ENSTA
  3. IHES-UPSUD: IHES and University of Paris-Sud
  4. UEVE-UVSQ: University of Evry-Val d'Essonne, University of Versailles-Saint-Quentin
  5. École Polytechnique, ENS Ulm and ENS Paris Saclay are obvious clusters
  6. INRIA's own GAMMA3 and M3DISIM teams are attached to the CEA-CS-ENSTA and École Polytechnique clusters respectively
  • Funding, type of work contract, employer, funding source, full- or part-time
  • Research unit and research team (see the 'list of laboratories' menu)
  • Supervisor and co-supervisor (if one of them is not in the 'list of officials', check to see if they are attached to another doctoral school. Otherwise, write to the EDMH administrative assistant edmh@fondation-hadamard.fr so that she can create a file for them in ADUM).
  • Fields not to be filled in: everything already in the PDF file to be attached, even if it means resending it.

 

3. PDF documents to be attached for pedagogical or adminitrative reasons (merge all these documents into a single PDF):

Documents for pedagogical reasons

Documents for administrative reasons

Complete PhD proposal

CVEC contribution

Supporting letter from your PhD supervisor. If your PhD supervisor prefers to send a private letter, he/she must send it to the relevant deputy director of the EDMH

Proof for "Sécurité sociale" and "responsabilité civile"

Mutual certificate, if applicable

CV

Attach the administrative documents required by your registration institution

M2 or equivalent marks

 

Certificate of successful completion of required degree or an exemption form

 

International cotutelle agreement (if applicable and if already signed)

 

Proof of funding

 

 

4. Finalize the registration in ADUM

 

5. Each registration is then approved in ADUM by the director or relevant deputy director

 

6. After approval, and except for PhD students registered at Paris-Saclay University where the procedure for signing registration documents is dematerialized, the PhD student prints off the required documents

  • Authorization of registration
  • PhD student's charter
  • Individual agreement training

These 3 documents have to be signed by the PhD student, his PhD supervisor, host laboratory director, and corresponding deputy director. It's possible to posted or emailed if the deputy director is not on site. He may has to go through the registration institution's EDMH administrative contact to obtain the latter two signatures.

A dematerialized signature procedure is in progress and will be implemented in the first half of 2020 for Paris-Saclay University. It is already effective for the University Paris Sciences et Lettres.

 

7. The PhD student goes to the registrar's office at his registration institution – in accordance with this office's procedures for making appointments and processing applications – with all the documents required for their administrative registration.

Practical arrangements 2nd and 3rd year

For any question concerning the registration and re-registration, please contact the EDMH administrative contact of the registration institution.



Here is the detailed registration process to the EDMH for the PhD students through the ADUM software:

1. Update your CV and your personal informations (do not fill in the fields concerning the PhD progress, the informations are to be given in a PDF file) Declare your monitoring committee ("Comité de Suivi"), and do not forget your referent (see the webpage Monitoring).

 

2. PDF documents to be attached for pedagogical or adminitrative reasons (merge all these documents into a single PDF). The downloading process in ADUM may vary with the institution in charge of the PhD registration. For instance, for a re-registration at PSL (through the ENS Ulm), the educational documents required by the EDMH have to be concatenated with the insurance certificate.

Documents for pedagogical reasons

Documents for administrative reasons

Progress report of your PhD (between one and 2 pages), seen and signed by your PhD advisor. For the third year registration, the PhD defense month needs to be written on the report.

CVEC contribution

List of the discipline-related and complementary trainings completed by the PhD student (whether in your field or transversal), called "individual training program"

Proof for "Sécurité sociale" and "responsabilité civile"

Mutual certificate, if applicable

The second year, a work certificate, mentioning validity dates covering the duration of the PhD and the fact that the salary is at least the minimum required by the Internal Regulations of the EDMH (for instance a copy of your work contract), unless already given the first year

Attach the administrative documents required by your registration institution

International cotutelle agreement, when appropriate and unless already given

 

 

4. Finalize the registration in ADUM

 

5. Each registration is then approved in ADUM by the director or relevant deputy director, who checks the progress report (one or two pages) written by PhD students and validated by their PhD supervisors, as well as the training courses (discipline-related and complementary) validated by PhD students. Although the training course requirements are for the entire duration of a PhD, it is not sensible to concentrate all of them into the final year.  The third re-registration will only be validated if half of the training course requirements have been completed or scheduled. 

 

6. After approval, the PhD student prints off the required documents

  • Authorization of registration
  • Individual agreement training

These 2 documents have to be signed by the PhD student, his PhD supervisor, host laboratory director, and corresponding deputy director. It's possible to posted or emailed if the deputy director is not on site. He may has to go through the registration institution's EDMH administrative contact to obtain the latter two signatures.

A dematerialized signature procedure is in progress and will be implemented in the first half of 2020 for Paris-Saclay University. It is already effective for the University Paris Sciences et Lettres.

 

7. The PhD student goes to the registrar's office at his registration institution– in accordance with this office's procedures for making appointments and processing applications – with all the documents required for their administrative registration.

Practical arrangements 4rth year and beyond

For all questions about re-registration, please contact the EDMH administrative representative at your registration institution

 

The detailed re-registration procedure for EDMH PhD students in the ADUM software is as follows:

1. Update your CV + profile (do not fill in the fields for how your PhD is progressing and the courses you have taken since these must be attached as a PDF file)​

 

 

2. PDF documents to be attached for pedagogical or adminitrative reasons (merge all these documents into a single PDF):

Documents for pedagogical reasons

Documents for administrative reasons

PhD progress report (1-2 pages) approved and signed by your PhD supervisor. In the third year, you must state the month in which you plan to defend your PhD.

CVEC contribution

List of discipline-related and cross-disciplinary courses taken (called your personal training plan)

Proof for "Sécurité sociale" and "responsabilité civile"

Mutual certificate, if applicable

In the case of defense before end of december: There is no need to re-register (which avoids paying the CVEC and filling in documents), but the doctoral status ends on the day of the defense.The EDMH draws attention to the fact that doctoral status throughout the academic year has several advantages, especially for foreigners, in terms of housing, visas, social security, etc.It is therefore possible to re-register (of course by paying the CVEC, but without paying registration fees). Meanwhile, for any questions, you can contact the concerned deputy director

Attach the administrative documents required by your registration institution

In case the defense is held after january 1rst (or if the duration exceeds 40 months), a supporting letter from your PhD supervisor (if your PhD supervisor prefers to send a private letter, he/she must send it to the relevant deputy director of the EDMH), with a strict commitment on the defense date and the PhD funding complement, and the filled-in form "Request to extend duration of thesis preparation by way of exemption, thesis defence after 31 december of academic year" with the required signatures. This filled-in form is accessible on your ADUM account

 

Proof of funding, unless already given for three years

 

International cotutelle agreement, if applicable and unless already provided

 

 

4. Finalize the registration in ADUM

 

5. Each re-registration is approved in ADUM by the relevant deputy director, who checks the progress report (1-2 pages) written by PhD students and approved by their PhD supervisors, as well as the training courses (discipline-related and complementary) validated by PhD students. Although the course requirements are given for the entire duration of a PhD, it is not sensible to do all of them in the final year. In the absence of a pedagogical reason, your re-registration will not be approved if you have not completed enough courses.

 

6. After approval, the PhD student prints off the required documents

  • Authorization of registration
  • Individual agreement training

These 2 documents have to be signed by the PhD student, his PhD supervisor, host laboratory director, and corresponding deputy director. It's possible to posted or emailed if the deputy director is not on site. He may has to go through the registration institution's EDMH administrative contact to obtain the latter two signatures.

 

A dematerialized signature procedure is in progress and will be implemented in the first half of 2020 for Paris-Saclay University. It is already effective for the University Paris Sciences et Lettres.

 

7. The PhD student goes to the registrar's office at his registration institution– in accordance with this office's procedures for making appointments and processing applications – with all the documents required for their administrative registration.

Déroulement du doctorat

Annual opening conference day

An annual day for all EDMH PhD students is organized between October and December, usually at the IHES. PhD students, especially those in their first year, are strongly advised to attend; a buffet lunch is provided.

The presentations are devoted to the EDMH’s degree programs (including PhD students' rights and duties), as well as to giving insight into scientific research conducted by the EDMH’s host laboratory teams. This helps the various partners get to know one another better and promotes the EDMH’s cohesion.

Lunch will be provided by the EDMH. To help us plan numbers,

please register by filling in this short registration form

Monitoring

The representatives at each institution are the main contacts for monitoring the scientific and educational progress of EDMH PhD students. They complement PhD supervisors in the following roles:

  • giving information
  • providing guidance
  • advising on courses (discipline-related and complementary)
  • monitoring training plans/applicant portfolios
  • offering support and encouragement

In the event of difficulties or problems, PhD students are strongly encouraged to request a meeting with the relevant deputy director of the EDMH and the director of the EDMH. Specific supervision is as follows:

To detect possible problems at a fairly early stage and give advice for the future advancement of their thesis, all first-year PhD students are interviewed (10-minute non-specialist presentation and 10 minutes of discussion and questions) by a committee made up of their institution's representative, as well as the relevant deputy director and invited members (including the director of the EDMH) where applicable, depending on the PhD topic and various configurations. This interview takes place between June and October, before first re-registration. PhD students are encouraged to carefully prepare for this interview by discussing it with their PhD supervisor(s). 

Between February and May of their second year, representatives at institutions organize a half-day (or full day if there are too many students) of presentations in laboratories (or teams if the laboratories are too big). These presentations, lasting between half an hour and one hour, are given by second-year PhD students on their research. They are given in the presence of senior EDMH staff: institution representative, deputy director, or director. In addition to promoting internal dissemination of PhD students' research, this is an opportunity to check the advancement of PhD research and give tips for presenting it.

Between January and April of their third year (and of each subsequent year), the deputy directors and invited members (including the institution’s representative or director, or even an ombudsman) where applicable, have a 20 minute-meeting with PhD students in their cluster’s host laboratories. This is to discuss end-of-PhD procedures (including PhD content and writing up), current applications, and career openings. PhD students are encouraged to carefully prepare for this meeting, which is crucial for defense procedures. They should discuss it with their PhD supervisor(s) and come with an up-to-date CV and a list of courses (discipline-related and cross-disciplinary) they have taken.

According to the Internal Regulations of the EDMH, the monitoring committee ("Comité de Suivi") of every PhD student of the EDMH is the executive committee of the EDMH. For registration purposes, in the ADUM form concerning the monitoring committee, the names to be given are the one of the director of the EDMH and the deputy director in charge of your cluster ("pôle"). If one of the previous people is one of your advisors, please give yet another deputy director. The member of your monitoring committee to be declared as referent is the deputy director in charge of your cluster, unless he or she is one of your advisors, in which case, please declare the chosen deputy director.

Concours et sujets de thèse

The University of Paris-Saclay, the Institut Polytechnique of Paris and the University of Paris Sciences et Lettres use the ADUM software, which brings together over a hundred doctoral schools in France. The two sub-sections of the 'PhD Topics' section are, respectively, depending on whether you are a candidate or supervisor:

Offers for PhD Topics

You are applicants ?

A few PhD topics are submitted via ADUM, but these offers are far from representing every possibility for PhD supervision at the EDMH. Most topics for a PhD in mathematics are finalized via direct contact between applicants and supervisors.

See the PhDs section for information and application procedures, whether for topics suggested by supervisors via ADUM or entered by applicants.

If a PhD supervisor has submitted an offer in ADUM and earmarked it for a specific candidate, this candidate must use the Paris-Saclay specific ADUM access to apply for the PhD now appearing in his/her personal ADUM file.

Suggest a PhD topic

You are supervisor ?

An interface with the ADUM software and minimum required explanations:

You can only log in if you are registered in the database. Please contact your institution's EDMH scientific representative, the EDMH's management, or the EDMH administrative assistant. You will then receive a login code, which will also enable you to approve registrations and re-registrations, and enter required documents.

Remember to update your personal space in ADUM

If you wish, you can submit a PhD topic by following the submission procedure in ADUM

, choosing whether or not to advertise it on the EDMH website, and manage applications to your offer. If you submit an offer in ADUM without posting it on the website but earmark it for a specific candidate (enter the candidate's email address or ADUM code), please inform the candidate that he/she must use the Paris-Saclay specific ADUM access to apply for the PhD now appearing in his/her personal ADUM file.

The doctoral training

PhD training provided by the EDMH is run in accordance with several statutory texts:

- Various ministerial decrees, including the Decree dated 25 May 2016 on PhD training, the Décret n° 2018-372 du 18 mai 2018 relative to PhD interruptions, the Decree dated 29 August 2016 on complementary doctoral missions, and the Decree dated 29 August 2016 setting remuneration for contracted PhD students, and the Decree dated 19 avril 2019 on registration fees
- The University of Paris Saclay's PhD Thesis Charter
- EDMH Internal Regulations :

- NB: no application will be considered that does not have prior agreement from a PhD supervisor (subject to obtaining funding and the agreement of the laboratory director, registration institution director, and EDMH executive committee). There is therefore no point contacting the EDMH's executive committee without this agreement.

- See the website of the Université of Paris-Saclay for any information concerning a VAE PhD

The following are a few avenues to help you find a PhD supervisor.

-  Foreign students are advised to spend some time in one of the University of Paris-Saclay's institutions or of the Institut Polytechnique of Paris (e.g. during the second year of a Master's [M2]) to meet and talk things over with prospective supervisors. Examples of Master's grants are those offered by the Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard (FMJH): bourses d'excellence and international program or by the Fondation de l'École Polytechnique.
-  Applicants can enter into direct contact with prospective PhD supervisors for the topics they want to research. Please consult the list of EDMH HDR-holders

or the lists of members of EDMH host laboratories. Applicants can also contact a senior member of the teaching staff at their registration institution (head of the University of Paris-Saclay's M2 degree program, lecturers on M2 core courses, tutors, directors of studies, etc., or that of the Institut Polytechnique of Paris), or their institution's EDMH scientific representative.
-  Finally, members of EDMH research units who are accredited PhD supervisors can submit offers for future PhD topics to the EDMH via ADUM, at least one month before the deadline for receiving applications. These offers will then be posted on the University of Paris-Saclay's website (see the PhD topics section below), or that of the Institut Polytechnique of Paris, unless they are directly earmarked for a particular candidate. Nevertheless, PhD topics in mathematics are not intended to be public knowledge. The EDMH’s executive committee members should therefore ensure that PhD topics remain confidential during the assessment procedures.

EDMH Pre-Application

To organize its PhD funding, the EDMH requires applicants to complete a short online pre-application form as soon as possible after they or their PhD supervisor have contacted their institution's EDMH representative (preferably by the deadline: 30 April in the calendar year of their first registration). This form will be sent to the deputy directors of the EDMH and copied to the EDMH's administrative assistant. The following information is required: first name, surname, applicant's current situation, PhD supervisor, PhD title (rough working title), prospective host laboratory and registration institution, and expected funding (and approximate net monthly amount if funding is non-standard).

PhD-Student Recruitment Criteria and Procedures

After the pre-application stage, the EDMH recruits PhD students via two procedures, each of which has its own methods for assessing interviews and written applications:

-   Competitive recruitment for PhD contracts offered directly by the EDMH (via its partner institutions and subject to their final approval, or via foundations, labexes, and other partner institutions).
-   Non-competitive recruitment, for all other funding sources.

Since less than 20% of funding is via competitive grants, future PhD students, PhD supervisors, and laboratory directors are encouraged to explore the many funding options described below. Funding terms and conditions, and the maximum number of PhD students per PhD supervisor are stated in the EDMH's internal regulations.

Written and interview-based assessment criteria

Applications are assessed on the following criteria, whether for competitive or non-competitive funding:

-  applicant's quality (including Master’s [M2] or equivalent results; applicant's aptitude for research, as assessed from internships or a research-based dissertation; and recommendations from teaching staff)
-   PhD supervisor’s quality
-   PhD topic’s quality (including its originality, openness, feasibility, etc.)
-   suitability of applicant’s training to solve the problem addressed by their PhD
-   PhD supervisor’s suitability to supervise the proposed PhD topic
-   Appropriate funding for the PhD to run smoothly and comply with the EDMH's internal regulations

Whether applying for competitive or non-competitive funding, students must briefly present themselves during their interview (to prove their aptitude to solve their PhD topic), as well as their topic, its originality and the scientific methodology they intend to use. They must also present their funding applications and briefly state their post-doctoral career plans.

Recruitment for Directly Funded EDMH PhD Fellowships

 PhD students or supervisors should contact their institution's EDMH representative, who will study the application and send an opinion to the EDMH's committees.

There is one committee per funding source for ministerial grants managed directly by the EDMH. This committee draws up a ranked main list (which may not be in order) and a strictly ranked supplementary list. These committees meet at the same time in the same room and all comprise the director and deputy directors of the EDMH, with the following invited members as required:

  • One or more representatives of the University of Paris-Saclay's Master's degree in mathematics and applications, or of the Institut Polytechnique of Paris
  • One or more representatives of mathematics at interfaces
  • Representatives of institutions as required

Laboratories and teams who wish to do so can send their pre-ranking to the committees via the EDMH's administrative assistant.

 

Deadline for submitting files on the ADUM platform

Thursday, May 18, 2021 at midnight

 

The general calendar is as follows:

  • End of May: applications studied and short-listed via email discussion
  • By mid-June: short-listed applicants interviewed for about 20 minutes by one or more of the EDMH’s director and deputy directors
  • June: applicants ranked by the awarding committees, with supplementary lists; results sent to eligible applicants ranked on the main list; request for applicants ranked on the main list to accept by return of post, subject to final approval of the EDMH board and the University of Paris-Saclay. In addition, applicants must obtain a Master's or equivalent and, if applicable, authorization from senior defense officials, visas, etc.
  • June: applicants on supplementary lists collated by the Council of the University Paris-Saclay 's doctoral school board, or tby the Comittee of Teachong and Research of the Institut Polytechnique of Paris. Results are sent to applicants on these lists, with a request to accept by return of post (subject to obtaining their Master's or equivalent, authorization from senior defense officials, visas, etc.
  • Early July: approval by the EDMH board of the chosen applicant lists; approval by the board and members of the University of Paris-Saclay or by the Institut of Polytechnique of Paris' Comittee of Research; results and supplementary lists for withdrawals.

 

Number of competitive grants in 2020 on main list:

      Principal list

    Complementary list

    CentraleSupélec 0  
    Ecole Polytechnique-ENSTA 3 1
    ENS Paris Saclay 1  
    ENS Ulm (PSL) 0  
    Faculté d'Orsay 9  
    Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines 1  
    Université d'Evry 1  

     

    Number of ministerial grants awarded in previous years was as follows: 
      2019 2018 2017 2016 2015
    CentraleSupelec 0,5 0 1 0 1
    Ecole Polytechnique-ENSTA 8 3 4 4 4
    ENS Paris Saclay 1 1 0 1 0
    University of Evry 1 2 1 1 1
    University of Paris-Sud 8,5 9 9 9 8
    University of Versailles 1 1 1 1 1
    ENS Ulm (PSL) 1 1 0 1 1

    Recruitment of Students Funded by Non-EDMH Sources

    This recruitment procedure is for all PhDs not funded by directly awarded EDMH PhD contracts; see the funding sub-section. PhD students or supervisors should contact their institution's EDMH scientific representative, who will study the application. If the application is eligible, the scientific representative will interview the applicant for about 10 minutes (this may be via Skype for foreign applicants) and send an opinion to the EDMH's committee – formed from the EDMH executive committee – which will give notice of acceptance.

    The EDMH gives notice of acceptance on an ad hoc basis and is only valid subject to obtaining the funding requested and final approval from the University of Paris-Saclay or from the Institut Polytechnique of Paris or from the University of Paris Sciences et Lettres. In addition, applicants must obtain a Master's or equivalent and, if applicable, authorization from senior defense officials, visas, etc.

    Funding

    A non-exhaustive list of funding sources is given below.

    PhD applicants and supervisors should keep an eye on the various deadlines for these funding applications:

     

    For some funding sources, (specific funding for École Normale and École Polytechnique students, Paris X Monge grants, Telecom's Futur et Rupture grants, CIFRE grants from the ANRT, IDEX grants from the University of Paris-Saclay, etc.), the EDMH gives an opinion subject to obtaining funding, before these funding bodies make their assessment and, where applicable, using the forms they provide. In particular, specific ENS Ulm, ENS Cachan, and École Polytechnique grants require the corresponding deputy directors to sign applications in their institutions after the EDMH executive committee has given its agreement.

    For other funding sources (DIM, FMJH, and LMH grants), the EDMH also provides pre-rankings for the external awarding committees, in collaboration with representatives of these funding bodies: DIM grants: one FMJH representative (final decision made by the DIM committee). LMH and FMJH grants: one FMJH representative and one LMH representative for LMH research topics (final decision made by the FMJH and LMH steering committees). 
    For CSC grants (response given around April), the EDMH sends a ranking to the University of Paris-Saclay, or the Institut Polytechnique of Paris, or the corresponding registration institutions at the end of January/early February. These institutions are entrusted with collating applications and sending them to the CSC at the end of February/early March.

    Applications and their Assessment Criteria

    All competitive applications to the EDMH – as well as many non-competitive applications – are made online in the ADUM software.

    There are two possible procedures:

    1. Proposal submitted by a PhD supervisor, approved by the doctoral school and posted on the website to attract applicants. The supervisor must click on the two buttons ‘online application for this topic: yes’ and ‘post online’ (at the bottom of the page). The candidate will select the thesis project on the EDMH thesis offer site, and click on the "Apply" button at the end of the offer. An offer can be earmarked for a prospective candidate by entering his/her email address. Such candidates will find the proposal in their application interface when logging into their previously created ADUM account via the University of Paris-Saclay's specific access or the Institut Polytechnique of Paris' specific access. Such a candidate will be the only one able to apply for this project. But posting on the website generates extensive publicity for the topic, which may be undesirable. In the absence of the prospective candidate, you will have to handle many pointless applications (click on ‘PhD supervisor's opinion: ‘unfavorable’ without making any comment). 
    2. Proposal submitted by applicants themselves when they apply: use the unsolicited application module in the ADUM software of the University of Paris-Saclay or this of the Institut Polytechnique of Paris. Except if there is no prospective applicant, the EDMH recommends this mode.

     

    Some application procedures for funding from outside the EDMH (hence non-competitive applications) may include additional paper or online forms to obtain the doctoral school's prior approval (and must be signed by the director or deputy director).


    Some information must be entered online. In the ‘Type of Funding’ section, indicate the funding you have already obtained if applicable, or the list of all funding for which you plan to apply. In the ‘Funding status’ section, select ‘Obtained’ or ‘Pending’ respectively. If the name of your PhD supervisor does not appear in the drop-down list, please write to the EDMH administrative assistant so that she can add it in ADUM. The main document to be attached (in the ‘Motivation and Credentials’ section) is a pdf file containing:

    • On the PDF file’s cover page, indicate you identity, the list of all fundings you are applying for with this application, and mention the PhD topic.
    • A description of the PhD proposal: obligatory (including the project title in French and English, a project summary (15 lines) in French and English, the type of funding requested (100% or co-funding), the research unit(s) supporting the project, the PhD supervisor(s), the doctoral school to which you are attached and registration institution, 5 pages (maximum) giving the context, perspective, and work plan for your PhD.
    • Applicant's CV: obligatory (including surname, first name, date of birth, address, email address, phone number, description and names of Master's dissertation supervisors, and research internships.
    • Available marks for Masters (M1 and M2) (send the others as soon as possible).
    • Reasoned opinions and references: detailed reasoned opinion from the prospective PhD supervisor(s), brief reasoned opinion from the laboratory director (this one can be given only in ADUM), and possibly other references, and possibly a covering letter.

     

    If you are applying for an interdisciplinary grant or an IDI from Paris-Saclay's IDEX or the Labex de Mathématique Hadamard (LMH), please add to the description of your PhD proposal either the priority IDI research area or the LMH interdisciplinary topic for which you are applying, and a paragraph highlighting the interdisciplinary aspect of your proposal. Please also ask your PhD supervisor to highlight the interdisciplinary aspect in his/her reference. If you are applying for an earmarked Île-de-France region ‘mathematics and innovation’ grant (Dlm MathInnov), please add a substantial paragraph highlighting the prospects for industrial or ‘real life’ applications.

    For PhDs under international cotutelle agreements, indicate the specific terms and conditions envisaged when you describe the PhD proposal.

    Do not fill in the ‘Covering Letter’ and ‘Additional Information’ sections in ADUM since this content is included in the above pdf file if applicable. For any questions and problems, please contact the EDMH administrative assistant.

    Soutenance

    The EDMH’s PhD Defense Procedure

    We recommend three months between starting the procedure (date when the final version of the PhD thesis is available) and the defense date. This includes the time required (which cannot be shortened) by registration institutions between the arrival of PhD assessment reports and the defense date, the time needed for EDMH decisions, and the usual minimum 2-month period given to referees (external examiners) to read, check, and assess the thesis and write their report. NB: the time required for the various stages of this process may vary according to the registration institution and must be strictly complied with.

    After discussing the matter with their institution's EDMH representative, it may be worth PhD supervisors contacting the referees (external examiners) and members for the PhD examining committee before the official appointments and deadlines to schedule a defense date. It is especially difficult to change the dates and composition of PhD examining committees near the defense deadline (the first half of December) for CNU (French National Universities Council)-qualification procedures (which can be consulted on the French Ministry for Higher Education and Research's Galaxie website or the Opération postes website).

    For members of PhD examining committees, please use the wording: ‘Subject to favorable assessment by the referees (external examiners) and agreement of the executive committees of the Hadamard Doctoral School of Mathematics and registration institution’.

    The names of referees (external examiners) and PhD examining committee members are entered into the ADUM software by PhD students and approved in ADUM by the relevant deputy director. The route for obtaining signatures depends on each institution; please contact the relevant EDMH administrative contact. After the forms have been signed, the EDMH will send them to the relevant departments at the registration institution's doctoral schools.

    Following ministerial recommendations on the use of French, PhD theses must contain a sufficiently long section (at least 10-20 pages) written in French. For example:

    •     a summary chapter or
    •     an introduction to the PhD, as well as placing the research in context and presenting its scope.

    Electronic deposit of PhD theses, requests to print copies for examining committees, managing PhD defense applications

    PhD students must contact their registration institution's administrative contact for practical details (including deadlines) about the following:

    •     electronic deposit of PhD theses via the ADUM software (interfaced with the STAR software), in accordance with procedures implemented by the University of Paris-Saclay's doctoral school. There are two steps: 1) before the defense, which is a condition for authorizing the defense; 2) after the defense, which is a condition for PhD degree certificates to be issued by France's national printing works (imprimerie nationale). Do not delay, unless the examining committee asks for major modifications.
    •     making appointments with the registration institution's library or archive department for the first legal deposit of your PhD thesis.
    •     requests (and number authorized) to print copies of your PhD thesis for the examining committee
    •     collecting your defense application, which is given to the examining committee on the day of your PhD defense
    •     returning your completed defense application to the relevant departments at your registration institution
    •     printing copies of your PhD thesis after your defense
    •     collecting your degree certificate

    List of forthcoming PhD Defenses

     

    Layout of the cover page of the thesis

    The templates for the cover page and back cover of the thesis can be found hereafter (see instructions in the latex PDF source file to modify and adapt them to your specific case, especially for PhD theses under formal international cotutelle agreements): 

     

    Appointment of Referees (External Examiners)

    Most of these rules are enacted by the the article 18 of the Decree dated 25 May 2016 on doctoral training

    After discussing the matter with the EDMH scientific representative at the PhD student's host laboratory, the PhD supervisor (or the PhD student with the agreement of their supervisor) will suggest between two and four names for referees (external examiners) to the relevant deputy director. These suggestions are made by email and require prior agreement from two of them. The appointments are made by the EDMH’s executive committee, after any necessary checks and consultations have been carried out.

    The minimum and usual number of appointed reporters will be two, with the possibility of adding a third if necessary (industrial, multidisciplinary thesis, etc.). External examiners must hold an HDR or equivalent. Unless the disciplinary field or the content of the work does not allow it, they must be external to the EDMH and to the defending institution (Université de Paris-Saclay, Institut Polytechnique de Paris or Université Paris Sciences et Lettres), and external to the doctoral project. Unless it proves exceptionally difficult to find a competent examiner from outside the EDMH's partner institutions to assess the PhD thesis, the EDMH's prefers examining committees to contain an internal referee (examiner) as well as the two official examiners. They will not have co-published either with the PhD or with the supervising team during the 5 years preceding the defense.
    An external examiner may be a researcher or emeritus.

    After the deputy director has given its agreement, PhD students must enter the examiners' names and addresses into ADUM. PhD students or their supervisors send the thesis to the examiners, indicating the address and expected date of return for their report. An official letter from the registration institution will be sent to the examiners (you must enter their names and addresses into ADUM as soon as possible after receiving the EDMH's agreement), but we recommend you to suggest that they do not wait for this letter before starting their assessment. Unless their report has not yet arrived, it is advisable to contact the examiners one week before the registration institution's deadline for receiving reports.

    For theses at University Paris Saclay, the external examiners receive the information allowing them to submit their report on the ADUM platform.
    Reports must be signed and can be sent by email (postal mail is not required)

    For each of the defense institutions, here is the deadline for returning the reports before the defense date, the useful links and the contact address to which the signed reports should be officially sent by e-mail. An electronic copy of the reports must also be sent by the examiners to the relevant deputy director of the EDMH.

    Registration Institution Pre-Defense Deadline

    Official Address for Sending Reports

    Université Paris-Saclay : ENS Paris-Saclay, Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay, UEVE, UVSQ 3 weeks

    Scolarite doctorat sciences and/or Seidina Athie

    Ecole Polytechnique, ENSTA, ENSAE 4 weeks

    ed-soutenances@ip-paris.fr and/or Emmanuel Fullenwarth. See also the pages useful documents and defense procedure on the website Institut Polytechnique de Paris

    Telecom Paris 21 days Florence Besnard
    Telecom SudParis 21 days Véronique Guy
    ENS Ulm (only for PSL subscribers) 4 weeks

    See the site procedure for the defense of a PSL doctorate at the ENS. Attention, the declaration of the external examiners must be made at the same time as that of the full jury

     

    Appointment of PhD Examining Committees

    After discussing the matter with the EDMH scientific representative at the PhD student's host laboratory, PhD supervisors (or PhD students with the agreement of their supervisors) will email or use the ADUM software to send suggestions for an examining committee to the relevant deputy director. The appointments are made by the EDMH’s executive committee, after any necessary checks and consultations have been carried out.

    The deadlines for filling in the forms appointing examining committee members and authorizing PhD defenses are the same as for returning reports (see previous sub-section). Nevertheless, you are advised to fill them in well in advance – using the following wording when contacting prospective examining committee members: ‘Subject to required authorization from the EDMH’ – to ascertain whether they are available and agree to be part of the examining committee.

     

    Rules for the composition of EDMH PhD examining committees:

    Most of these rules are enacted by the the article 18 of the Decree dated 25 May 2016 on doctoral training

    • PhD examining committees comprise between 4 and 8 members, except in specific cases subject to agreement from the EDMH’s executive committee (industrial, cotutelle, interdisciplinary theses, etc.), for which the upper limit is 6 members.
    • Except in special circumstances, the committee must contain at least one member from the registration and defense institution apart from the PhD supervisor.
    • It is highly recommended (but not required) for at least one of the external examiners to be a member of the examining committee.
    • The President of the jury is co-opted from among the members of the jury. He must be a professor or equivalent in activity

    • At least half of its members must be from outside the EDMH, the institution awarding the degree (Université Paris-Saclay or Institut Polytechnique de Paris or Université Paris Sciences et Lettres) and the doctoral project.

    • At least half of its members must be professors or equivalent.

    • It is strongly recommended that the jury include at least 1 woman.

    • Some members of the jury may be professors or emeritus researchers, in which case they do not fall within the 50% quota of professors or equivalent.

    Carrières

    The EDMH is particularly concerned about the future of its PhD students. The training offered and the various follow-up operations have the main purpose of preparing their professional integration, whatever the opportunities they envisage.At the end of a thesis at the EDMH, career prospects, in France or abroad, lead doctors to insert themselves

        In academia: Lecturer, teacher-researcher abroad
        In the secondary teacher: in preparatory class, PRAG...
        Within companies: Jobs in the private sector, R & D sectors from large groups to startups, see Enterprises
        In major public research organizations (CNRS, CEA, INRIA, DGA ...) and large state bodies

     

    PhD students undertake by signing the thesis charter to provide the EDMH, via the ADUM software, their becoming during the 5 years following their defense.

    For information, here is the table of the becoming, in March 2019, of the doctoral students who supported a thesis to the EDMH in 2016, 2017 and 2018

    Post-doc & ATER

    Temporary Lecturer and Research Assistant (ATER) and Post-Doc Applications

    NB: if you want to do a post-doc in the academic year following your PhD (whether starting in October if you defend your PhD by September, or starting in January or February if you defend it in December), you sometimes have to apply well in advance. This is often the case for the USA (typically apply by November of the third year of your PhD) and for several foundations, including the FMSP and FMJH.

    The following websites list post-doc offers:

    Applications for temporary lecturer and research assistant (ATER) posts are usually made in May, but this depends on each university. Enquire from January onwards.

    Enterprises

    The EDMH participates in several operations designed to promote careers in the private sector of mathematics teachers.

     

     

    • Journée des carrières mathématiques: organized by DIM RdM IdF then DIM MathInnov, with funding from the Ile-de-France Region, in partnership with Adoc Talent Management (for example March 22, 2018, April 18-19, 2019):


    * Conference on the job market for PhDs in Ile-de-France, in France and abroad, by Adoc Talent Management,
    * workshop in subgroup on documentation of skills and expertise using a portofolio,
    * academic and industrial round tables.

     

     

    Jobs

     

    For job offers in companies and start-ups, it is particularly recommended to consult:

    Teaching

    PhD students who also hold the 'agrégation' and who want a teaching post in a lycée (high school), must take part in the Académie de Versailles mouvement intra-academique (annual application procedure for teaching posts within a given school district) (or of the school district for your teaching post/teaching assistantship). If applying for a first appointment, they must also take part in the mouvement inter-academique (annual application procedure for teaching posts between school districts). PhD students can also apply for another deferral to carry out an ATER, post-doc, etc.

    The procedure starts in November of the third year of a PhD:

    • See information on the Official Journal of the French State Education System, website, especially the special issue explaining the procedure to follow (which may change from year to year) published at that time.
    • Obtain your NUMEN. If you do not have a NUMEN, you must ring the Rectorat de Versailles on 01 30 83 44 44.
    • Log in to the SIAM website and follow the procedure. In principle, your login name is the first letter of your first name followed by your family name, all written as one word and in lower case letters. If you have namesakes, add a number (1, 2, 3, etc.). The password is your NUMEN. Given the low number of initial points, some school districts will be hard to obtain.

    The application procedure for posts in preparatory classes in Grandes Écoles (CPGE) is not via SIAM (even though you have to undertake this procedure if you do not obtain a CPGE post immediately and even though information about posts may be available via SIAM). You should instead write to the DGRH/B2 and contact the schools inspectorate in November: consult the official journal. It may be worth consulting teaching union information about this matter.

    The second phase of the application procedure for 'agrégation' holders in is March-April. You must take part in the mouvement intra-academique. You must apply for a TZR (substitute teacher) post if you want a temporary assignment (e.g. to do an ATER or post-doc; the exact terms and conditions for temporary assignments depend on the job). To avoid being struck off the French state education system, you must follow the temporary assignments procedure and contact your education authority before leaving to do an ATER job or post-doc. The temporary assignment procedure can take a long time and you should not wait for confirmation that you have obtained it. It may also be worth consulting teaching union information about this matter.

    Assistant professorship qualification

    To apply for an assistant professorship in France in spring of year n, you must be on a qualifying list drawn up by the French National Council of Universities. Applications for qualification must be made in autumn of year n-1 at the latest.

    Details of the procedure are available on the Galaxie website.

    In 2019, the operations are subdivided into two phases according to the following calendar :

    • applications online deposit : from september 6th, 2018 to october 24th, 2018
    • online deposit of the required pdf files (this replaces the mailing of the required documents to the referees) - from september 6th, 2018 to december 18th, 2018.

    Please pay attention to the fact that some of the required files (such as the official diploma certification) may take several days to be obtained  (some institution might ask for the official second deposit of the PhD to be done in ADUM). It is strongly advised not to wait till the last day of the second phase in order to defend one's PhD, and to inquire about the local delays.

    Specific information about CNU sections 25 (pure mathematics) and 26 (applied mathematics), as well as advice and regulations, are available on the Opération postes website. This is a great website for managing assistant professorship applications, and is the envy of other disciplines (except for computer science, which is also involved). You are strongly advised to create a MARS file in it (in addition to your personal website).

    International

    PhD International Co-Supervision

    The application procedure for PhD international cotutelle agreements

    The EDMH recommends applying for this supervision as soon as international cotutelle is envisaged.

    The PhD supervisor must fill in an online form. If applicable, putting ‘See attached PDF file for PhD proposal’ or ‘Not applicable’ in the fields that do not have to be filled in immediately, available on point 3 of the doctoral college’s page for international cotutelle agreements.

    Using this form, the international relations department of the Paris-Saclay doctoral college (including thesis of Institut Polytechnique of Paris or Paris Sciences et Lettres University) and the various institutions will draw up the agreement and send it to be signed by the various people concerned (including the PhD student, PhD supervisor(s), director(s) of the laboratory, EDMH, and institution.

     

    Welcoming Foreign PhD Students

    The LMH-EDMH Labex funds French courses for all non-French-speaking PhD students and foreign language courses for PhD students preparing for professional mobility. Please contact the EDMH administrative assistant or a member of the EDMH executive committee about this.

    Contact

    M. Paulin Frédéric
    Université Paris-Saclay
    Laboratoire de mathématiques d'Orsay (LMO)

    Mme D'Epenoux Clotilde
    edmh@fondation-hadamard.fr