Fondation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris PhD Scholarships and Post-Doctoral Program

The Foundation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris offers 18 years of post-doctoral positions in mathematics and in computer science. These positions are for one or two year and are to be filled as from 1st October 2015, in the research laboratories affiliated to the Foundation. In addition, FSMP is offering 2 PhD scholarships.


PhD Scholarships

This call is intended for students who did not prepare a Master in France.

It is open from October 15 until December 15, 2014, for contracts starting in fall 2015.

Two positions are offered.

The selection process will be managed by the Scientific committee of the FSMP in January 2015. Selected applicants will be invited for a 2 or 3-month pre-doctoral training in Paris, which is mandatory and should take place before end of july 2015. Under the responsibility of their intended PhD advisor, in their future research team, they will work on a research project and write a memoir. After completion of the research project, the intended PhD advisor will establish a report. Both documents will be sent to the steering commitee. In view of the memoir and of the report, the steering committee takes the final decision concerning the funding of the applicant. Successful applicants will then be invited to enter this PhD program.

Housing and travel expenses during the training will be covered by the FSMP : up to 1500 euros for 3 months or 500 euros per month.

All applications must be done using the online form.

Furthermore, future PhD students are strongly encouraged to also apply to the DIM RDM-IdF program. Dates of this call will be specified later (in 2014, it opened on March 1st). This program is the main PhD fellowships program in mathematics in the Ile-de-France region with an annual tendering of 11 allowances for a 3-year thesis.

Financial Support

Successful applicants will receive about 1450 euros (net salary, social benefits included) per month as a salary (Contrat d’études doctorales, subject to the décret n° 2009-464, April 23, 2009; the exact amount may vary depending on the universities). This is a 3-year contract. The contract starts after the inscription in one of the Ecoles doctorales in the perimeter of the foundation and is automatically interrupted if the inscription is not renewed on time.


More information can be provided upon request:

See FSMP’s website for more information.

Post-doctoral Positions

The Foundation Sciences Mathématiques de Paris offers 18 years of post-doctoral positions in mathematics and in computer science. These positions are for one or two year and are to be filled as from 1st October 2015, in the research laboratories affiliated to the Foundation.

Positions are open to holders of a doctorate in mathematics or computer science, obtained in France or in a foreign country before October 1st, 2015 and defended after January, 15th 2012 (January, 15th 2011 in case of maternity leave). Those who defended their doctorate in one of the affiliated laboratories cannot apply. Offers are not theme-based, and all mathematical disciplines are welcome. The selection will be based on excellence in scientific accomplishment and the quality of the scientific project.

A quota of positions "interactions of mathematics" will be reserved for candidates working on the interactions between mathematics and other scientific areas (among which oceanography, biology and risk studies) or mathematics and industry.

Work contract conditions of the recruited post-docs

Each post-doctoral fellow will receive a net salary of € 2,500.00 per month and thus benefit from health insurance and social security.

(S)he will participate in the scientific activities of his/her laboratory, in particular in seminars and working groups.

At the end of his/her tenure, each of the selected candidates will write a report on his/her scientific accomplishment, comparing it to his/her initial project, and describing his/her subsequent objectives. For the two-year positions, the concerned candidate will also write a report at the end of the first year and explain the reasons for the renewal of his/her contract.

On-line registration via the Foundation’s Web site

If you are interested in applying for one of these positions, please register on-line, fill in the form and upload each of the documents listed below as a PDF file.
1- a curriculum vitae;
2- the list of publications;
3- the proposed scientific project (around two pages).

The candidates also have to request each of the following documents to the relevant people who will upload it via this Web site (A direct link will be sent via email to the relevant people):
4- two detailed letters of recommendation by scientists not belonging to the laboratories of the Foundation, describing the candidate’s mathematical work;
5- a detailed letter of support from your scientist/tutor at the host institution; this letter will have to justify how the applicant’s scientific project fits in the host’s project;
6- a letter from the thesis adviser.

How to submit your application

In order to be considered, your full application needs to be registered and completed on-line via this Web site from October 1st to December 01 st, 2014 (23h59 Paris Time).

Only letters of recommendation can be uploaded until December 3rd 2014 (23:59 pm, Paris time).

Selection procedure

The selection will be performed by a joint group consisting of the Steering Committee and the Scientific Council of the Foundation.

Contact Information

For further information, please send a message to: postdoc -at- "Post-doc Campaign for 2015-2016".

See FSMP’s website for more information.

Dernière modification : 16/11/2014

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