UPtoParis PhD Programme: Apply now!


After two successful calls, UPtoPARIS PhD programme of ESPCI Paris offers ten new PhD positions among one the eleven research units of the school, in Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Application are open online until March 31st.

UPtoPARIS is an ambitious international doctoral programme which aims to train young researchers by giving them high-quality knowledge and skills directly linked to the needs of the European and international industry and market.
This programme of ESPCI Paris offers a unique environment to highly selected PhD students expected to produce top-level scientific research ready to be translated into technical and societal innovations. This will be achieved by promoting interdisciplinary fundamental research, by connecting it with industry through the wide intersectorial network of ESPCI Paris partners, and by stimulating the development of high-technology start-up companies. In addition to a research experience, it offers students an international training and a dedicated Career development training programme.
Based on interdisciplinarity (biology, chemistry, physics), internationality and intersectoriality, the « 3i’s », UPtoPARIS is a major project for ESPCI in terms of recruitment of excellent international researchers and of public-private partnerships. It is in line with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), which encourages transnational, intersectorial and interdisciplinary mobility of talented foreign researchers. Thanks to the European Commission’s support, the project funds 30 fellowships in 3 calls (10 PhD students/call).

107 candidates from 34 countries have applied to the first call, and 176 from 48 countries applied for the second one. The first PhD students recruited arrived in September 2018, and are now discovering the great research environment of the school in the very heart of Paris. They will now benefit from a programme based on a combination of research activities and innovative and competitive supervising, mentoring and career planning.

For any further information on the UPtoPARIS programme, contact the Management team at the following email address: contact (arobase) upto.paris