In 2012, the French “Excellence Initiative” (PIA2) granted UPMC with a Laboratory of Excellence grant (labex), CalsimLab.
CalsimLab focuses on currently very active research areas — computational chemistry and computational biology & bioinformatics —and gathers scientists from chemistry, physics, and microbiology together with applied mathematicians and scientists in computer science, mechanics and engineering.
The labex received 5 million euros in funding for a 8-year period, essentially devoted to advancement of science projects through the recruitment of PhD students, post-doctoral fellows and research engineers.
Yes. CalsimLab provides scholarships and 3-year doctoral grants for highly talented students willing to pursue their studies at PhD level after their master degree. The conditions to get a grant are: excellent academic records; do the internship/thesis in one of the Labex research teams (see lists of associated labs/partners); and work in one of the main labex research domains. The PhD positions are open to students from all countries. The candidate should be proficient in English (or French). Foreign candidates will be expected to follow basic French training during the first year of their appointment.
The successful candidates will receive a monthly gross salary of 2,025 € (medical coverage and benefits included).
The application procedure is described here.
First check and get in touch with the labex representatives in your discipline or science area (i.e. the steering committee members) for your proposed conference or meeting. Upon approval, fill up the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The steering committee will evaluate the proposals every three months. Each applicant will receive a short notification of the decision by email shortly after the meeting.
CalsimLab Partners should mention their lab/unit in their author’s affiliations according to UPMC-SU policy.
It is mandatory, however, to mention the ANR reference number of the Labex fund in the Funding or Acknowledgment sections if i) the study is totally or partially funded by CalsimLab grants or ii) participants in the study are supported by a labex fellowship/scholarship. Funding: “This study was supported by grants from the Labex CalsimLab, reference ANR-11-LABX-0037-01. The labex CalsimLab is funded by the program “Investissements d’avenir” of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, reference ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02”. Acknowledgments:
“[Name] was supported by a labex CalsimLab fellowship/scholarship. The labex Calsimlab, reference ANR-11-LABX-0037-01, is funded by the program “Investissements d’avenir” of the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, reference ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02.”