Call for projects & Researchers' eligibility

The doctoral programme PEARL co-funded by the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions will recruit 30 PhD students within the graduate programmes of I-SITE ULNE (Precision Health/ Science for a changing Planet/ Information & Knowledge society/ Changing cultures, societies and practices). 19 research projects were funded during the first call and this second call targets the funding of the remaining 11 PhD projects. These PhD students will be “international” and have to follow the mobility rule of the European Commission.

The thesis will have to be supervised by at least two supervisors from Lille consortium: these supervisors have to be employed by a founding members of I-SITE ULNE and have to be from 2 different ERC panels. The thesis projects should be related to at least one of the 4 thematic graduate programmes.

The recruited PhD students will have to perform a research stay in foreign university/laboratory and/or a secondment in a non-academic institution. PEARL will provide the salary of the PhD students and a lump sum managed by the students to cover their mobility as well as travel and family costs. They will also benefit from personalized training. The principal host research unit will benefit from research support.

The programme is divided in 2 parts. A first call is launched in May 2020 will select up to 15 research projects on which PhD students will apply from October 2020.

Eligibility of supervisors

- Two I-SITE ULNE supervisors for one research project;

- At least one of the two supervisors shall have an HdR (Habilitation à diriger des recherches);

- Supervisors must be employed by a founding member of I-SITE ULNE consortium;

- Supervisors must have proficiency in English for professional use;

- Supervisors have to respect the criteria of the Doctoral schools.

- Please be aware of the following information: At least one of the two supervisors will have to follow a training on how to manage an international PhD student. Training will be organized between October and November 2020. If one of the two supervisors has already followed this kind of training, proof of attendance will be asked to consider your project eligible. If none of the two researchers have followed this training, the research project will not be eligible for funding.