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Hadamard Doctoral School of Mathematics

EDMH supports Azat Miftakhov

The Ecole doctorale mathématique Hadamard protests agains the inprisonment of Azat Miftakhov since February 2019, and his recent sentence to 6 years in prison. 

Azat Miftakhov, a graduate student in mathematics at the Moscow State University, was arrested in February 2019 and detained since then; on 18 January 2021 he was sentenced to 6 years in a penal colony, under unfounded charges. The Memorial human rights organization considers that his condemnation is due to his political opinions.

Together with an international committee of mathematicians and several national mathematical societies
(American Mathematical Society, Société Mathématique de France, Unione Matematica Italiana,  Brazilian Mathematical Society) EDMH expresses its deep concern for Azat Miftakhov's situation, and urges the court to immediately release him and abandon the charges against him.
In this context, the EDMH awards Azat Miftakhov the title of Student of Honor of EDMH. Once he is released, EDMH is ready to welcome him to complete the preparation of his PhD.

L'école doctorale

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

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

Director of the EDMH: Stéphane Nonnenmacher

Deputy Directors: representing its institutions 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 ParisSaclay 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 (INRIA Saclay) IT representative
  • Céline Grandmont (INRIA Paris) life sciences representative
  • Huyên Pham (Université Paris Diderot) financial mathematics representative

 

EDMH administrative contact:  Clotilde D'Epenoux

EDMH administrative correspondents:

 

PhD-Student Representatives

The participation of the doctoral students themselves in the functionaing of the EDMH is important in order to bring to the attention of the EDMH managment any wish concerning organization of the doctoral follow-up, the concerns about their material conditions (offices, funding...), etc. 

 

Lists of PhD-sutdents and PhD

Liste des doctorants actuels

 Liste des docteurs ayant soutenu entre 2015 et 2021 - (pdf 223.3 Ko)

 

Links to PhD-student associations

 

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.

Le doctorat

 

Awards

Prizes and Distinctions

 

Prize-winners

 

2021

Augustin TOURON (dir. Elisabeth Gassiat LMO) : Prix Marie-Jeanne Laurent-Duhamel 

2020

Eddie AAMARI  (dir. Frédéric Chazal, Datashape, et Pascal Massart, LMO) : Prix Marie-Jeanne Laurent-Duhamel

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
Sujets de thèse, admission et concours

A thesis project presents 4 faces: a doctoral student, one or more PhD supervisor, a research topic, and a scholarship for 3 years. The first step for a student is to find a PhD supervisor and a research topic, in a field that interests him/her.

  • A student wishing to undertake a PhD at EDMH should contact a potential supervisor (a professor or researcher with the “Habilitation à diriger les recherches”) whose research topics interest him/her. The supervisor may have already submitted a PhD subject on the ADUM portal, or he/she may construct a PhD project together with the student.
  • Here are a few ways to find a supervisor. For foreign students, it is recommended to complete their master's degree (M2) at Université Paris-Saclay or Institut Polytechnique de Paris, which allows them to easily meet potential supervisors. Master scholarships are offered, for example, by the Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard (FMJH), the international program of Université Paris-Saclay, or by the Fondation de l'École Polytechnique.
  • A candidate can read the list of potential supervisors at EDMH, or the lists of members of local host laboratories, often classified by thematic teams. In case he/she is already a student at Université Paris-Saclay or Institut Polytechnique de Paris, he can contact a professor there (M2 supervisor, M2 teacher, tutor, etc.), or the local scientific representative of EDMH.
  • Thesis supervisors have the possibility to propose a thesis topic on the ADUM portal, preferably at least one month before the application deadline. The proposed topics will then be posted on a dedicated website. It is possible to target the proposed topic towards a specific candidate (See below the section "For supervisors").
  • A student interested in a proposed topic must contact the supervisor before applying online (he/she must obtain a letter of support from the supervisor for his/her application file). For each PhD topic, the supervisor can support at most one candidate. 
  • The submission of the PhD topic on ADUM by the supervisor is mandatory in order to apply for a scholarship from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris or its component institutions.

An application without the support of the PhD advisor will not be considered by the committee of EDMH.

 

The recruitment of doctoral students by the EDMH is split into two main procedures: the competitive mode, which concerns the students applying for doctoral contracts directly managed by the EDMH; they should follow a specific calendar (see below). The noncompetitive mode, which concerns candidates who have already obtained, or hope to obtain, external funding, for which the EDMH does not intervene; these applications can be made throughout the year.

The financing section below provides examples of possible scholarships.

For these two modes, the construction of the PhD subject, and the submission of the application, can be done in two ways:

  • Application on a proposed subject: the future PhD supervisor proposes a project, which is visible by the students on a dedicated EDMH website; if a project interests a student, he/she must contact the supervisor, to make sure that the subject is still available, and discuss with the supervisor. Once an agreement has been reached, the candidate should apply on the ADUM application portal, by clicking on "Application on a proposed subject" and selecting the corresponding subject.
    All applications to scholarships managed by the IP-Paris must be made through this procedure.
  • Spontaneous application: the doctoral student directly contacts a supervisor, to discuss a possible PhD project. The detailed project is then elaborated together. The candidate can then apply on the ADUM application portal by clicking on "Unsolicited application".  The project should be contained in his/her application file.
  • PhD trough  Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE)
    French universities offer the possibility of obtaining a PhD through the VAE, when the research work has been accomplished outside of an academic institution. See the website dedicated to the VAE at UPSaclay or that of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris for any information concerning a VAE thesis.
    An application to start a PhD through the VAE procedure will only be considered if it is sponsored by a senior researcher member of EDMH, who will then act as the VAE referent in case the application has been accepted.

It concerns all doctoral projects whose funding is not a doctoral contract awarded by EDMH. The candidate should contact the EDMH local scientific representative of his/her institution, and submit his/her application file on the ADUM application server.  The EDMH representative will examine the application. If it is judged eligible, he/she will conduct an interview of approximately 15-20 minutes with the candidate (possibly by videoconference), and will transmit an opinion to the EDMH steering committee, which will pronounce the acceptance notice.

Noncompetitive applications may be submitted throughout the year.

Note: the EDMH only gives an opinion, based on the scientific evaluation of the project. The full PhD registration will only be completed after obtaining the requested funding, obtaining the master's degree, the agreement of the defense security officer in the case of "sensitive" research topics, obtaining a visa if necessary.

This recruitment concerns candidates to PhD scholarships, whose management has been entrusted to the EDMH by the funding organizations: universities (Université Paris-Saclay, Institut Polytechnique de Paris or their component institutions), Labex Mathématiques Hadamard, grants from foreign governments requiring the opinion of EDMH (e.g. grants from the Chinese Scientific Council awarded to UPSaclay or IP-Paris institutions).

  • The supervisors of the IP-Paris must first submit their proposed PhD topics on ADUM. The candidates can consult the proposed subjects and contact the supervisors.
  • The supervisors of UPSaclay can submit their subject on ADUM, in order to find a candidate. Applications for UDOPIA and ADI funding from UPSaclay (for joint PhDs with foreign universities) must also proceed through a preliminary upload of PhD subjects on ADUM.

After agreeing on a subject with his/her future supervisor, the doctoral candidate must submit his/her application file on the ADUM application portal before the deadline of the corresponding competition. The doctoral student will also have to communicate his or her file to the EDMH representative of the future host laboratory, who will send an opinion to the selection committee. The application file must include a letter of support from the future supervisor.

The selection committee of EDMH provide a ranking of the applicans for the various types of scholarships. These lists must then be validated by the funding organizations.

These selection committee is composed of the director and deputy directors of EDMH, with the following invitees:

- a representative of Master of Mathematics and Applications of UPSaclay and IP-Paris,

- representatives of the thematic programs of the Labex Mathématiques Hadamard (for PhD topics at the interface with other sciences)

- possible representatives of the host laboratories.

 Notice: PhD scholarships are conditioned to obtaining the Master's degree, possibly the agreement of the Defense Security Officer (for sensitive PhD topics), and to the granting of a visa for non-European students.

All PhD applications at the EDMH must be made using the ADUM application portal (the candidate must first create an account on the application portal)

Two application methods are possible:

  • PhD subject pre-deposited by the supervisor, validated by the laboratories and by EDMH, and posted online on the dedicated website. The candidate will then be able to apply to the PhD project directly on the web site. The candidate also has the possibility to search for a PhD project from the ADUM application page, by clicking on "Apply on a proposed subject". Notice: the laboratories of University Paris-Saclay are grouped in the tab "Université Paris-Saclay GS Mathematiques".
  • The supervisor has the possibility to target his/her PhD subject towards a specific candidate, by entering the candidate's e-mail address. This candidate will then find the project in his ADUM application interface.
    Attention: the candidate’s email address indicated by the supervisor must be identical to the one used by the candidate in his ADUM page.  This student will be the only one who can apply for this project.
    Attention: all PhD subjects at IP-Paris must be submitted on ADUM by the supervisors.
     
  • Project submitted by the candidate him/herself: the candidate must open the ADUM application interface and click on "Unsolicited application". The thesis project will have been discussed with the supervisor beforehand.
     

When applying online, a certain amount of information must be entered. In the "Type of funding" section, indicate the funding you have already obtained, if any, or the list of all the fundings you plan to apply for. In the "Funding Status" section, select "acquired" or "in progress". If the name of your future supervisor does not appear in the drop-down list, please write to the EDMH administrative director to have it added in ADUM.

The main document to attach (in the "motivation and justification" section) is a single pdf file, including

  • Cover page of the pdf file: indicate your name, the title of the PhD project, and the list of all the fundings to which you are applying.
  • Description of the doctoral project: title of the project in French and in English, summary of the project (15 lines) in French and in English, type of funding requested (100% or co-financing), research unit(s) hosting the project, PhD supervisor(s), Doctoral School of affiliation (presumably EDMH), and Institution of registration; then 5 pages maximum, describing the context, research perspectives and work plan.
  • Candidate's CV; includes last name, first name, nationality, date of birth, address, email address, telephone number, and descriptions and names of supervisors of master's thesis or research internships.
  • Master's grades (M1 and M2) available (send the latest M2 grades as soon as possible).
  • Letter of motivation, summarizing the candidate’s academic background, and the reasons that led him/her to commit to this PhD project.
  • Letters of recommendation: the prospective supervisor(s) will provide a detailed and motivated letter of support to the candidate, which he/she will include in his/her file.  A briefly motivated opinion of the laboratory director can be provided in the form of a letter to be inserted in the application file, or only by clicking on ADUM after the submission of the file.
  • The applicant has the possibility, in his application module, to designate 2 referees, by clicking on "Submission of letters of recommendation by my referees" and by indicating the email addresses of these referees. These referees will then receive an invitation from the EDMH to write a letter of support and to post it on a dedicated site. Their letters will then be readable by the EDMH, but not by the applicant.

Topics at the interface with other sciences:

  • if you are applying for a Labex Mathematique Hadamard (LMH) grant and your project is in line with one of the 4 thematic axes of the LMH, please add, in the description of the PhD project, the LMH interdisciplinary theme for which you are applying, and a paragraph underlining the interdisciplinary aspect of the project; ask your PhD supervisor to underline the interdisciplinary aspect of the project in his or her letter of recommendation

For an international joint PhD, indicate in the description of the doctoral project the calendar of stays in each institution.

- There is no need to fill in the ADUM sections "Letter of motivation" and "Additional information", as their content is included in the pdf file above. For any question or problem, please contact the administrative manager of the EDMH.

 

Criteria for the selection of candidates

The evaluation criteria for applications, whether in competitive or non-competitive mode, are as follows

  • quality of the candidate's academic background (Master degree results or equivalent diplomas, research skills based on internships or research theses, recommendations from supervisors)
  • quality of the proposed subject (e.g. originality, feasibility), suitability of the supervisor to the subject
  • suitability of the candidate's training to the proposed PhD subject
  • quality of the presentation during the audition (competitive process) or the interview (noncompetitive process); in particular, the candidate's understanding of the PhD project will be evaluated
  • Adequacy of the proposed funding (for the "noncompetitive" mode)
  • During the interviews, whether in competitive or noncompetitive mode, students will have to briefly introduce themselves (in order to justify their ability to address the PhD subject), briefly present the PhD subject, its originality and the scientific approach to be used, as well as the funding they are applying for, and briefly explain their professional project after their graduation.

For most of the scholarships managed by the EDMH, the deadline for the submission of applications is Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 23:59 (Paris time). The details of the scholarships are given below. Most applications are made through the ADUM application portal.

Some calls for applications will occur earlier. We list them below in chronological order.

  • scholarships funded by the Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC): The selection of these scholarships, exclusively attributed to Chinese students who have done their Master's degree in China or in France, is divided into several steps; the schedules slightly differ between UPSaclay and IP-Paris. For the projects at UPSaclay, the schedule is detailed on this dedicated page. Applications on ADUM for the proposed topics are closed since January 4, 2022. Applicants will have to submit their applications directly to the CSC on the website http://apply.csc.edu.cn in March 2022.
  •  X-ENSTA / ANR IA / Hi !Paris / AMX early scholarships: Concerns the PhDs prepared at Ecole Polytechnique or ENSTA, or early AMX scholarships for PhDs at Ecole Polytechnique. The PhD subjects must be submitted by the supervisors on the ADUM portal. The deadline for applications for grants and early AMX: March 1, 2022. Auditions will take place mid-March.
  • UDOPIA scholarships at UPSaclay: Concerns the PhD topics related with Artificial Intelligence (in the broadest sense). Supervisors must submit the PhD project by January 28, 2022 at 23:59. At the same time, the subjects must be uploaded on the ADUM portal, indicating among the funding "UDOPIA Program". At the end of February, a first UDOPIA jury will choose a list of selected subjects. Candidates will be able to submit their applications on ADUM until April 28 at 23:59.
  • Joint PhD theses between UPSaclay and foreign universities: UPSaclay offers partial funding (between 12 and 18 months) specific to joint PhD theses with foreign universities (ADI 2022 program). Complementary funding should be obtained, normally from the partner university. See below for the calendar. 
  • “white” scholarships, AI scholarships, ADI scholarships, LMH-FMJH scholarships (UPSaclay and IP-Paris): This is the main "package" of grants managed by the EDMH. They include the “white” (non-topical) PhD scholarships allocated by the government to universities, the Labex Hadamard scholarships, the scholarships allocated to topics on Artificial Intelligence (AI), the half-scholarships for an international joint PhDs (ADI program).
    The deadline for applications on ADUM is April 28, 2022 at 23:59 pm. There are small difference between UPSaclay and IP-Paris:
  • IP-Paris: “white” X-ENSTA, IP-Paris, TelecomParis, LMH scholarships; Hi!Paris, ANR-IA scholarships in AI.
    PhD subjects must be submitted by the supervisors on the ADUM portal, preferably before April 1, 2022. Each candidate will then have to apply on a submitted subject.

     
  •  UPSaclay: “white” grants from UPSaclay components, UDOPIA, ADI (international cotutelles), LMH. The PhD subjects can be deposited on ADUM by the supervisors, preferably before April 1st, the candidates being able to apply on a deposited subject. Candidates can also apply "spontaneously", by including the PhD project in their file, after discussion with a supervisor. In the "Funding" box, indicate "GS-Maths Programme blanc", or "International Doctoral Program" for international co-supervision thesis (half-scholarships).

A first jury will select the eligible candidates before May 10. Those will be invited to an interview on May 23-24, in front of a committee composed of EDMH deputy directors. A ranking will be established by the EDMH selection committee after the auditions.

  • IP-Paris scholarships: an multi-disciplinary jury will propose a global ranking between the PhD candidates in all scientific domains at IP-Paris. This ranking should be validated by the Teaching and Research Committee of IP-Paris. The candidates will be notified of the outcome in early June.
  • UPSaclay scholarships: the candidates will be notified in the days following the jury, conditioned on the final approval of the EDMH and UPSaclay Councils, which will take place no later than June 10. For the UDOPIA and ADI fellowships, the juries will take place on June 24.
  • LMH/FMJH scholarships: these grants concern all the laboratories affiliated to the EDMH. The ranking established by the EDMH jury will have to be validated by the LMH steering committee in June.

 

 

Summary of 2022 Application Calendar

Scholarships Applications deadline Notes Links
CDSN ENS-Paris Saclay March 7 Applicants to the CDSN for a thesis at UPSaclay follow a particular procedure ENS Paris Saclay
CDSN ENS Lyon ?    
CDSN ENS Ulm March 14 The commission takes place in April  
CDSN ENS Rennes ?    
AMX March 1rst Anticipated, Reserved for students of X, for a thesis at X Ecole Polytechnique
X-ENSTA (MESRI)

March 1rst

April 29

Anticipated - Thesis at X or ENSTA

Reserved for students of X

ADUM
IPP (MESRI) April 28 Thesis at IPP ADUM
ANR-IA

March 1rst

April 28

Anticipated

Thesis in AI at IP Paris

 

Hi!Paris

 

March 1rst

April 28

Anticipated

Thesis in AI at IP Paris

 
UPSaclay (MESRI) April 28 Thesis at UPSaclay ADUM

Handicap doctoral program

April 2

Thesis at UPSaclay. Send file at: edmh@fondation-hadamard.fr

 

UDOPIA (1/2) April 28

Half scholarship in AI at UPSaclay

ADUM
ADI (1/2) April 28 Half scholarship for International co-supervision at UP Saclay ADUM
LMH-FMJH April 28 Concern the entire perimeter of EDMH

ADUM

CREST du Minefi ? contact : zakoian@ensae.fr
 
 
Minefi ?

contact TelecomParis : alain.sibille@telecom-paris.fr

contact TelecomSudParis : herve.debar@telecom-sudparis.eu

 

Number of scholarships allocated to the EDMH

Number of scholarships to be awarded in 2022 (for scholarships at IP-Paris, only the total number of scholarships is fixed, arbitrations between the different doctoral schools will be made by the global ranking committee.

CentraleSupélec 0
ENS Paris Saclay 0
ENS Ulm (PSL) ?
Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay 9
UVSQ (Versailles) 1
Université d'Evry 1?
Bourses X-ENSTA 18 to share with ED-IPP, including 7-8 anticipées
Bourses IPP 4 to share with ED-IPP 
LMH-FMJH 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of allocations awarded in previous years, by source (only a portion of the sources are shown here):

 

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

CentraleSupélec

1

 0

0,5

0

1

0

1

ENS Paris-Saclay

0

1

1

1

0

1

0

UEVE

2

1

2x0,5

2

1

1

1

Faculté des Sc. d’Orsay

9

9

8,5

9

9

9

8

UVSQ

1

1

1

1

1

1

1

ENS Ulm (PSL)

0

1

1

1

0

1

1

X-ENSTA

5

7+1

8

5

4

4

4

IP-Paris

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

ANR-IA

3x0,5

3

 

 

 

 

 

Hi !Paris

2x0,5

 

 

 

 

 

 

UDOPIA

2x0,5

3x0,5

 

 

 

 

 

ADI

0,5

0,5

3x0,5

 

 

 

 

CREST+ECODEC

4

3

 

 

 

 

 

TelecomParis

0,5

 

 

 

 

 

 

CDSN Paris-Saclay

6

7

7

5

6

3

 

CDSN Ulm (+caïmans)

7

2

8

8

7

10

 

CDSN Lyon

1

4

1

1

1

 

 

CDSN Rennes

2

 

 

1

 

4

 

AMX

4

3

2

4

5

6

 

CSC

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

LMH

4+2x0,5

2+4x0,5

4+2x0,5

6,5

4,5

12

 

 

A non-exhaustive list of funding sources is given below. For most of these cases, the ranking is not performed by the EDMH, but by the funding organization. As this list changes regularly, candidates and PhD supervisors are invited to keep an eye on the application deadlines for these funds.

When submitting a PhD subject on ADUM, a supervisor must indicate the possible funding in the relevan box (if the funding type does not appear in the drop-down menu, indicate "Other funding").

  • "white” scholarships provided by universities or engineering schools. At UPSaclay, these scholarships are called “Programme doctoral - GS Math”.
  • scholarships aimed at certain types of projects: UDOPIA program in artificial intelligence at UPSaclay, ANR-IA program and Hi!Paris grants at IP-Paris; ADI program at UPSaclay for international joint PhDs.
  • scholarships funded by the Ile-de-France Region (the DIM MathInnov, which provided doctoral funding until 2021, has not been renewed in 2022; the Paris Region PhD2 program has not been renewed either).
  • scholarships funded by a specific research project : Agence National de la Recherche, European Research Council, Marie Curie training networks, ...
  •  CIFRE scholarships, for a PhD prepared part-time in a private company. Please note that the application procedure at the ANRT requires considerable time.
  • other industrial grants, for example associated with industrial chairs.
  • grants from national research organizations: CEA, DGA, INSERM, INRAE, INRIA (CORDI-S grants), CIRAD, IRD, IRSTEA, ADEME, CNRS, ONERA, IFPEN
  •  “PhD Tracks”: joint Master + PhD grants, offered by the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, or the Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard.
  •  Scholarships reserved to students graduating in certain « grandes écoles »: Allocations spécifiques polytechniciens (AMX), Contrats doctoraux spécifiques normaliens (ENS PSL (Ulm), ENS Lyon, ENS Paris-Saclay, ENS Rennes)
  •  scholarships funded by foundations : Gaspard Monge international PhD grants from the Ecole Polytechnique; Futur & Rupture doctoral grants from the Institut Mines-Télécom, Fondation Télécom and Institut Carnot; doctoral grants from the Capital Fund Management foundation.
  •  Doctoral grants from the Labex Mathématique Hadamard (LMH), or other Labexes such as the Labex Ecodec.
  • foreign scholarships, including those of the CSC (China Scholarship Council), which has signed agreements with the Université Paris-Saclay and the Institut Polytechnique de Paris to fund a certain number of doctoral scholarships. These scholarships are reserved for Chinese students. 
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.

Formation doctorale et suivi

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.

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.

Carrière & Alumni

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.

Entreprises

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

 


* 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