The aim of this interdisciplinary doctoral school is to promote ambitious research projects involving interactions between a broad range of academic disciplines, in the pursuit of understanding living systems. The FdV graduate school recruits students from all over the world, trained in various disciplines (e.g. biology, physics, medicine, economy, linguistics).
The FdV PhD program is hosted by the “PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité” and is one of the five graduate schools gathered in the Paris Descartes Paris Diderot PhD Program in Life Sciences.
The guidelines below are based on the quadriennal project of the doctoral school approved by the AERES. The guidelines are also available in here in PDF Format.
The pedagogical project of FdV is focused on the active participation of the PhD fellows in their own education at the frontiers of knowledge. Key actors of their research projects, they will benefit from academic and financial resources made available by FdV in an environment of cooperation and excellence to educate themselves and further develop their potential as “young researchers”.
The program enables labs to host unconventional theses, with respect to their usual doctoral school, to participate in an interdisciplinary community, and to take advantage of resources made available by the school through their fellows.
PhD University fees are 350 euros a year.Not specified
Students admitted to the FdV PhD program have a strong background in at least one of the disciplines relevant to their research project, demonstrate the quality and originality of the research project in view of its interdisciplinary, and show a proven interest in interdisciplinarity and the FdV PhD program.
The FdV PhD program is supported by many institutions that offer fellowships to the top-ranked students. This include fellowships from the Universities (doctoral contracts), the regions, and some foundations. Since the doctoral school will not be able to support all the eligible candidates (around 10 out of the 30 students admitted every year), students and their supervisors are encouraged to apply independently to funding available from other institutions, to insure the eligible candidate to be admitted in the FdV program.
You will be asked the following information:
You will also have to upload the following documents:
No work experience is required.
Co-accreditation Paris Descartes and Paris Diderot Universities, PRES Paris Sorbonne Cité
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Besides its multidisciplinary academic teaching and its outstanding research, Paris Descartes University is famous for the wealth of its history and property holding. Its history starts like that of all French universities with its creation within the framework of Edgar Faure legislation. As years went by, various faculties (UFR) were added to the original medical faculty. The University welcomes the general public on National Heritage Days (journées du Patrimoine), and the Musée d'Histoire de la médecine is open for the general public all year round. It was placed from the beginning under the patronage of the philosopher René Descartes and is open to all academic subjects.