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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

EDMH government

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

- AgroParisTech: Pierre BARBILLON
- 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

 

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

Find a thesis director

  • A thesis project has 4 aspects: a doctoral student, one or more thesis directors, a research topic, and firm funding for 3 years. In most cases, the first step for the student is to find a thesis director, and a research topic, in a field that interests him/her.

  • A student wishing to begin a doctorate at EDMH must contact a potential supervisor (researcher or teacher-researcher holding an HDR) whose research themes interest him/her, before compiling his/her application file. The supervisor may have already submitted a thesis subject on the ADUM site (application for a submitted subject), or he or she may develop a thesis project jointly with the student.

  • Here are some tips for finding a thesis supervisor. For foreign students, it is recommended that they complete their master's degree (M2) in one of the institutions of the Université Paris-Saclay or the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, which allows them to meet and discuss with potential supervisors. Master's scholarships are offered, for example, by the Fondation Mathématique Jacques Hadamard (FMJH): scholarships for excellence and international program or by the Fondation de l'École Polytechnique.

  • In order to find a thesis supervisor, a candidate can consult the list of EDMH HDRs, or the lists of members of EDMH host laboratories, often classified by thematic teams. He/she can also contact a pedagogical supervisor of his/her institution of registration (head of the M2 master's program at the University of Paris-Saclay and the Polytechnic Institute of Paris, teacher of fundamental M2 courses, tutors, directors of studies, etc.), or the EDMH scientific representative of his/her institution.

  • Potential EDMH thesis supervisors have the possibility to propose a thesis topic on the ADUM server, preferably at least one month before the deadline for receipt of applications. The proposed topics will then be posted on a dedicated website of the EDMH. Some of these subjects are already assigned to a candidate; it is therefore imperative that an interested student contact the thesis project leader before applying online. In any case, he/she will have to obtain a letter of support from the supervisor for his/her application file.

  • The submission of the thesis subject on ADUM is necessary in order to apply for a ministerial grant from the Institut Polytechnique de Paris or its component institutions ("competition procedure").

  • An application that does not have the support of the thesis director will not be considered.

Thesis in Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE)

  • An admissibility file for a thesis in Validation of Acquired Experience (VAE) at EDMH will only be considered if it is sponsored by an HDR or assimilated, thematically competent and attached to EDMH, who will then be a natural VAE referent in case of an admissible file. See the University of Paris-Saclay website or the Institut Polytechnique de Paris website for any information concerning a VAE thesis.

Pre-application

In order to organize the financing of its theses, the EDMH asks that the candidates, after having agreed with their future thesis director, contact the EDMH representative of their institution, to inform him/her of their thesis project. They are also invited to fill out a short electronic pre-application form as soon as possible, preferably before April 15, which will be sent to the EDMH deputy directors with a copy to the EDMH administrative assistant. The information requested is the candidate's first name, last name and current situation, thesis director, title (approximate) of the thesis, host laboratory and institution of registration, and envisaged funding. This pre-application form is not mandatory, but it helps the EDMH to have a quick overview of the applications, before the competition period.

Several recruitment procedures

The recruitment of doctoral students by the EDMH is divided into two procedures, in each of which the modalities of examination of written files and interviews vary:

  • the competition mode, which is the recruitment competition for doctoral contracts directly managed by EDMH (via partner institutions, or via foundations, Labex and other partner organizations), through one or more competitions. The application deadlines indicated below concern only the competition mode.
  • the non-competition mode, which concerns candidates who have already obtained, or hope to obtain, external funding not managed by the EDMH.

Since less than 20% of funding is for competitive grants, prospective doctoral students, thesis directors and laboratory directors are encouraged to explore the many funding opportunities described on this site

For these two modes, the development of the thesis topic, and the application, can be done in two ways:

  • Application on a proposed topic: the thesis director proposes a thesis topic before having found a candidate, and deposits the topic on the dedicated website of the EDMH. Candidates have access to these thesis projects; if a candidate is interested in a project, he/she must contact the thesis director, to make sure that the subject is still available, and discuss. Once an agreement has been reached with the thesis director, the candidate can apply on the dedicated website by clicking on "Application on a proposed subject".
  • Spontaneous application: the doctoral student contacts a supervisor directly, according to the latter's research themes, to discuss a possible thesis. The thesis project is then elaborated together, but is not necessarily posted on the EDMH website. The candidate can then apply on the ADUM application site by clicking on "Unsolicited application".

 Recruitment outside the EDMH competition

This concerns all doctoral projects that are not funded by a doctoral contract directly awarded by the EDMH, see the funding sub-heading. The doctoral student or the thesis director must contact the EDMH scientific representative of his/her institution. The latter will examine the candidate's file. If the file is eligible, he/she will conduct an interview of about 15-20 minutes with the candidate (possibly by videoconference for foreign candidates or during a pandemic), and will send an opinion to the EDMH jury, made up of the EDMH steering committee, which will pronounce the acceptance notice.

Non-competitive applications may be submitted throughout the year.

Note: the EDMH only gives an agreement in principle, based on the scientific evaluation of the project. Registration for a thesis will only be possible if the requested funding is actually obtained, if the final agreement of the University of Paris-Saclay / the Polytechnic Institute of Paris / the University of Paris Sciences et Lettres is obtained, if the Master's degree or equivalent is obtained, if the agreement of the defense security officer is obtained in the case of a "sensitive" theme, if a visa is obtained if necessary, etc.

  Recruitment by EDMH competition

This recruitment concerns candidates for thesis grants whose management has been entrusted to the EDMH by the funding organizations: universities (Université Paris-Saclay, Institut Polytechnique de Paris or their component institutions) with a quota of ministerial grants, thematic doctoral programs, Labex Math Hadamard. 

The candidate can :

  • either apply for a subject proposed on the EDMH website. He/she should first contact the thesis director and agree with him/her, in order to obtain a letter of support from him/her, which should be included in his/her application file.
  • Or contact a possible supervisor (HDR), in order to develop a thesis topic. The thesis project will be detailed in the application file, which will also contain a letter of support from the future supervisors.

In both cases, the doctoral student must submit his or her application file on the ADUM application site before the competition deadline. The doctoral student will also have to communicate his or her file to the EDMH representative of his or her institution, who will send an opinion to the competition juries.

There is a jury for each source of funding for the ministerial allocations managed by the EDMH, which gives a ranking on the main list and an ordered ranking on the supplementary list. These juries are all made up of the director and deputy directors of the EDMH, with the following invited, as needed:

  • one or more representatives of the courses of the Master of Mathematics and Applications of the University of Paris-Saclay or of the Polytechnic Institute of Paris,
  • one or more representatives of the mathematics at the interface,
  •  possible representatives of the institutions.

The laboratories or teams that wish to do so can send their possible pre-classification to the juries, through the administrative manager of the EDMH.

 Calendar for the submission of applications (recruitment by competition)

In 2021, the juries for the Institut Polytechnique scholarships will not be simultaneous with those for the Université Paris-Saclay scholarships.

IPP scholarships calendar

  • This section concerns applications for the X-ENSTA ministerial grants, IPP doctoral grants, IPP ANR-IA grants, Telecom Paris establishment grants.
  • The thesis subjects must be submitted by the supervisors on the ADUM website, before April 15, 2021 (the subjects must be validated by the laboratory directors, and are published on the EDMH website. The selected funding must include "IPP or Member Schools competition".
  • Applicants must submit their applications before April 28, on the application site, by choosing their topic from the list and clicking on "Apply on a proposed topic".
  • A pre-ranking panel will select eligible applicants by May 10. These applicants will be invited to an audition on May 25, in front of deputy directors or representatives of EDMH institutions.

A ranking will be established by the EDMH jury; an inter-ranking committee with the ED-IPP will propose a main list and an ordered secondary list; these lists will have to be validated by the Teaching and Research Committee of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. The results of the scholarship awards will be announced on June 3.

 

UPSaclay scholarships calendar + LMH scholarships: deadline May 18, 2021

This section concerns the ministerial scholarships allocated to the different components or component institutions of UPSaclay. They include the non-directed grants (grouped in the White Program of the Graduate School of Mathematics), the thematic half-fees focused on AI (UDOPIA program) and the half-fees reserved for international co-tutored theses (ADI program). For all these fellowships, the deadline for application on ADUM is Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at midnight. 

  • The UDOPIA program finances half grants for doctoral students at UPSaclay, for theses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) topics. The application procedure is done in two steps:

* The supervisor must submit his/her thesis topic on his/her ADUM page before March 29, 2021 (no need to have found a candidate). The suitability of the subject to the UDOPIA program will be evaluated by a jury of experts, who will render their verdict in early May. Please note: when submitting your topic on ADUM, you must include "UDOPIA Program" among the funding requested. This program only offers half-funding, so another source of funding must be provided.

* The submitted topics will be available on the EDMH website at the end of March. The deadline for applications is May 18 at midnight, as for the white program. APP UDOPIA 2021 - (pdf 392.25 Ko)

  • Grants for people with disabilities : deadline 10th April. https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/recherche/doctorat/avant/fundingSend the file to this address : edmh@fondation-hadamard.fr
  • The ADI program finances half grants for doctoral theses in international co-supervision. When submitting the subject on ADUM, you must include "ADI Program" as one of the funding sources. The deadline for application on ADUM is May 18 at midnight.
  • The Labex Hadamard Mathematics should finance 5 doctoral grants in 2021. These grants are available to all laboratories affiliated to the EDMH. When submitting a subject on ADUM, please indicate "Labex" as the funding. Deadline for application on ADUM: May 18 at midnight.

 

Continuation of events:

  • June 2: pre-ranking of files; information to candidates, in preparation for auditions.
  • June 14-15: auditions of candidates before juries composed of the director/deputy directors/local representatives.
  • June 15: Ranking of candidates for the non-directed scholarships (White Program) by the EDMH jury; communication of eligibility results to the candidates ranked on the main list, subject to the final agreement of the EDMH Council and the University of Paris-Saclay, which will take place before mid-July. 
  • June 15: interclassification by the Council of the doctoral college of the University of Paris-Saclay of the candidates for the UDOPIA and ADI half-scholarships. 
  • Beginning of July: validation by the EDMH Council, the Council of the members of the University Paris-Saclay, the LMH pilogate committee, of the lists of candidates retained on the main and secondary lists. Official notification of the scholarships and half-scholarships to the candidates retained on the main lists, subject to obtaining the master's degree, the agreement of the defense security officer if necessary, the visa for the non-European foreigners.

Summary of the 2021 application deadline schedule

Bourses Date limite candidature Remarques Liens
CDSN ENS-Paris Saclay 28 février   ENS Paris Saclay
CDSN ENS Lyon 4 mars    
CDSN ENS Ulm 8 mars    
CDSN ENS Rennes 21 mars    
AMX 28 avril Pour les élèves de l'Ecole Polytechnique Ecole Polytechnique
Bourse ParisRegion PhD 2021 25 mars date limite dépôt  des sujets de thèse sur le site MathInnov  
Bourse DIM Math Innov 20 mai   DIM Math Innov
Bourse X-ENSTA du MESRI

1er mars

28 avril

date limite appel anticipé

date limite candidature MESRI

ADUM

Bourse IPP

 

28 avril bourses transverses à tout l'IPP ADUM
bourse ANR-IA 28 avril pour les thèses en IA de l'IP Paris ADUM
Bourse Hi!Paris

5 mars

28 avril ?

Appel anticipé
(thèses en IA de l'IP Paris

2e appel Hi!Paris

IP Paris

ADUM

Bourse CREST du Minefi  

Bourse délivrée par le GENES

contact : zakoian@ensae.fr

 
Bourse établissement Telecom Paris   choisir financement "concours IPP ou Ecoles membres ADUM
Bourse Minefi  

délivrée par l'IMT

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

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

 

 

Bourses MESRI UP Saclay 18 mai sur ADUM ADUM
Demi bourse UDOPIA 18 mai pour ls thèses en IA de l'UPSaclay, sur ADUM ADUM
Programme doctoral "handicap" 10 avril Envoyer dossier à edmh@fondation-hadamard.fr  
Demi bourse ADI 18 mai pour les cotutelles internationales de l'UPSaclay, sur ADUM (tolérance de remise des documents relatifs à la cotutelle jusqu'au 28 mai) ADUM
Allocations doctorales LMH 18 mai accessible à tout l'EDMH, sur ADUM ADUM

Number of ministerial awards obtained by the EDMH

Number of ministerial grants awarded in 2021 (in the case of IPP institutions, only the total number for the LMDA + IPP-ED is fixed, arbitrations will be made during a ranking committee) / 

CentraleSupélec 1
ENS Paris Saclay 1?
ENS Ulm (PSL) 1
Faculté des Sciences d'Orsay 9
UVSQ 1
Université d'Evry 2
Bourses X-ENSTA 18 à partager avec l’ED-IPP
Bourses IPP 10 à partager avec l’ED-IPP 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of ministerial grants awarded in previous years

 

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

CentraleSupélec

 

0,5

0

1

0

1

Ecole Polytechnique-ENSTA

7+1

8

3

4

4

4

ENS Paris-Saclay

1

1

1

0

1

0

Université Evry

1

1

2

1

1

1

Université Paris-Sud

9

8,5

9

9

9

8

Université Versailles

1

1

1

1

1

1

ENS Ulm (PSL)

0

1

1

0

1

1

IPP-transverse

1

 

 

 

 

 

UDOPIA

3x0,5

 

 

 

 

 

IPP-IA

3

 

 

 

 

 

ADI

0,5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Funding sources

A non-exhaustive list of funding sources is given below. For most of these funds, the selection is not made by the EDMH, but by the funding organization. As this list changes regularly, candidates and thesis directors are invited to keep an eye on the various application deadlines for these funds.

When submitting the application on ADUM, the supervisor must indicate the possible funding envisaged (if the envisaged funding does not appear in the drop-down menu, indicate "Other funding".

For some funding (ASN, AMX, Monge grants from X, Future and ruptures grants from Télécom, CIFRE grants from ANRT, IDEX grants from the University of Paris-Saclay, etc.), the EDMH gives an opinion prior to the evaluation by these funding organizations. The application deadlines for these grants are specific.

For other funding (CSC, DIM, Paris Region PhD, LMH grants), the EDMH provides a pre-ranking for the external award juries, in collaboration with the representatives of these funders. A representative of the FMJH for the DIM grants (final decision taken by the DIM jury) and a representative of the FMJH and the LMH themes concerned for the LMH grants (final decision taken by the LMH steering committee). For the CSC grants (final answers in May), the EDMH transmits a ranking at the beginning of February to the institution, which will interclassify the different EDs and will send its ranking to the CSC. The latter will decide on the attributions during May.

 Applying in practice : content of the application

All applications to the EDMH must be made using the ADUM application server. The candidate must create an application form " Create my application space ".

Two methods are possible:

  • Thesis subject pre-deposited by the supervisor, validated by the laboratories and by the ED, and posted online on the EDMH thesis offer website. The supervisor must click on "Online application of the subject: Yes" (at the bottom of the subject submission page). The candidate will be able to select the thesis project on the EDMH thesis offer website, and will click on the "Apply" button on the offer page. The candidate also has the possibility to search for the thesis subject from the application page, by clicking on "Apply on a proposed subject". Attention: the theses in the laboratories of the University Paris-Saclay are grouped in "Université Paris-Saclay GS Mathématiques".
  • The supervisor has the possibility to target the subject to a specific candidate, by entering the candidate's email address. The candidate will then find the project in his ADUM application interface. Attention: the email address of the candidate indicated by the supervisor must be identical to the one used by the candidate for his ADUM page.  He/she will be the only one able to submit an application for this project. 

Attention: all thesis subjects applying for grants managed by the IPP must first be submitted on ADUM.

  • 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(s) beforehand.

Some application procedures for funding not managed by the EDMH (e.g. DIM Math-Innov, therefore in non-competitive mode) may have additional specific paper or online forms, in order to obtain prior approval from the ED.

When applying online, a certain amount of information must be entered online. Under the heading "Type of funding", indicate the funding you have already obtained, if any, or the list of all the funding you plan to apply for. In the "Funding Status" section, select "acquired" or "in progress". If the name of your future thesis director 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 thesis, and the list of all funding to which this file applies.
  • Description of the doctoral project: mandatory. 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, thesis director(s) or co-supervisor(s), Doctoral School of affiliation and Institution of registration; then 5 pages maximum, with context, perspective and work plan.
  •  Candidate's CV: mandatory (including last name, first name, nationality, date of birth, address, email address, telephone number, and descriptions and names of dissertation supervisors or research internships.
  • Available Master's grades (M1 and M2) or equivalent (send latest M2 grades as soon as possible).
  • Letter of motivation from the candidate, summarizing his/her academic background, and the reasons that led him/her to commit to this thesis project.
  • Opinions and letters of recommendation: the prospective thesis director(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(s) can be provided in the form of a letter to be inserted in the 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 deposit it on a dedicated site. Their letters will be readable by the EDMH, but not by the applicant. For applications to the IP-Paris scholarships, it is necessary to obtain these two letters from the referees.

Topics at the interfaces:

  • In the case of an application for an interdisciplinary grant, for example if you are applying for a Labex Hadamard Mathematics (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 doctoral project, the LMH interdisciplinary theme for which you are applying, and a paragraph underlining the interdisciplinary aspect of the project, and please ask your thesis director to underline the interdisciplinary aspect in his letter of recommendation.

In the case of an application for a grant "Mathematics and innovation" from the Ile de France region (DIM MathInnov), please add a paragraph underlining the perspectives of industrial or "real life" applications.

For an international co-supervision thesis, in the description of the doctoral project, indicate the specific modalities envisaged.

Do not fill in the ADUM headings "Letter of motivation" or "Additional information", their content being included in the pdf file above, if applicable. For any question or problem, please contact the administrative manager of the EDMH.

 

Criteria for the selection of candidates:

The criteria for evaluating applications, whether in competition or non-competition mode, are as follows

  • quality of the candidate's academic background (master's degree results or equivalent diplomas, research skills based on internships or research theses, recommendations from supervisors)
  • quality of the proposed subject (e.g. originality, openness, feasibility), suitability of the thesis director for the subject
  • suitability of the candidate's training to the proposed thesis topic
  • quality of the presentation during the audition (competitive process) or the interview (non-competitive process); in particular, the candidate's understanding of the thesis project will be evaluated
  • Adequacy of the thesis funding envisaged (for the "non-competitive" mode)
  • During the interviews, whether in competitive mode (auditions) or non-competitive mode, students will have to briefly introduce themselves (in order to justify their ability to solve the thesis subject), briefly present their 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 for the post-thesis period.

For the supervisors: how to deposit a subject on ADUM?

 

  • You are HDR, or have obtained a dispensation to supervise without HDR, and you wish to propose a thesis subject. You have to submit the ADUM platform for thesis offers. If you work in a laboratory of the PI-Paris and you wish to benefit from a ministerial grant managed by the EDMH, it is necessary that you deposit your subject on ADUM, at the latest on April 15, 2021. If you work in a laboratory affiliated to UPSaclay, this subject deposit is not mandatory.
  • To be able to submit a subject, you must be registered on the EDMH supervisor database, which will give you an ADUM account. If you are not yet registered, you can contact the administrative manager of the EDMH. You will then receive a code allowing you to create your ADUM access. Your ADUM account will be used to propose a subject, but then to manage the theses you will supervise (registrations, various validations).
  • To submit the topic, open your ADUM space, click on "Thesis proposals > Thesis proposal management > Add a doctoral project proposal", then fill in at least the boxes marked with an *.
  • You will have to incorporate a PDF file containing the thesis project. 
  • In the "funding" section, you must click on the box to bring up the drop-down menu. You are encouraged to indicate all the funding that the student may apply for. Specify if the funding is already secured, or if it is a competition. Non-directed MESRI grants from UPSay are entitled "GS White Program". Non-directed MESRI grants from the IPP are entitled "IPP or member school competition".
  • Leave "Apply online" on "yes" to allow PhD students to apply online for your topic. 
  • If you want to attract foreign applicants, you can choose to publish the topic on the Campus France website.
  • If you already have a regular candidate, indicate him/her and enter his/her email address. The candidate will then see your thesis topic on his or her ADUM application page, and can apply for it.
  • When all the information is entered, click on "Save and submit your project". The project will be validated by the laboratory management and the EDMH will put it online. Please note: in order for a student to apply, your subject must be published online on the EDMH website. If your subject is a bit "sensitive" (in the sense of competition), it is not necessary, or even desirable, to give a lot of details in your project description.
  • It is possible to propose online a rather vague subject, describing more your field of research than a precise line of research, leaving the possibility to refine the project by discussing with your future doctoral student.

 

Spontaneous thesis application

  • The alternative to this submission (except for IPP fellowship applications) is to discuss the thesis project with the student, and let the candidate apply as a "spontaneous application". The thesis project will then be included in the application file. Once the student's application has been made on ADUM, the thesis director will have to validate the application, from his ADUM interface, by clicking on "Thesis proposals > Spontaneous thesis applications for which you are the thesis director", and then by clicking on the "Student candidate form".
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