HDR policy at Université Paris-Saclay
The service offered by Université Paris-Saclay
The Université Paris-Saclay preparation scheme for the ‘habilitation à diriger des recherches’ (Habilitation to direct research - a high-level, university-granted specialisation obtained post PhD), also known as HDR, is divided into three schemes, conferring the following three statuses:
- For official joint supervision, an authorisation to supervise a PhD candidate without an HDR, with guidance from a mentor, who will co-supervise the PhD. This exemption is granted for a period of four years. It cannot be renewed but can be followed by an authorisation to supervise another PhD candidate without an HDR, or an HDR defence.
- Authorisation to supervise a PhD candidate without an HDR. This derogation is granted for a period of four years, is non-renewable and is subject to a commitment to defend the HDR before or within a year of the defence of the supervised thesis.
- The HDR ("habilitation à diriger des recherches" - habilitation to direct research)
Scope of application
- All internal and external candidates at Université Paris-Saclay can apply for the ‘habilitation à diriger des recherches’ (HDR).
- Authorisation to supervise PhD candidates without an HDR can only be approved by Université Paris-Saclay for researchers, teaching researchers (tenured or not), and members of research teams in Université Paris-Saclay doctoral programmes. This only applies to doctoral projects which will take place in a Université Paris-Saclay PhD programme.
- Authorisations to supervise PhD candidates without an HDR that have been granted by other institutions cannot be used for the enrolment of PhD candidates at Université Paris-Saclay.
For more information about criteria and procedures
Meeting schedule for the Commission de Recherche of the Conseil académique at Université Paris-Saclay
All application files (Receive an HDR and Supervise a PhD candidate without an HDR should be sent to email@example.com at least four weeks before a Commission de Recherche meeting, where it will be studied.
Meeting schedule 2023
- 1st February
- 22 March
- 10 May
- 5 July
- 27 September
- 15 November
- 13 December
Meeting schedule 2024
- 31 January
- 29 May
- 10 July
- 25 September
- 6 November
- 18 December