ISblue PhD Mobility

Closing Date: 15/09/2022

Mobility funding is available on a co-directional basis to support research visits by doctoral students in marine sciences and technologies both to and from ISblue laboratories in France.

ISblue, formerly known as LabexMER, is an interdisciplinary graduate school funded by the French ‘Investment for the Future‘ programme, supported by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. ISblue brings together research teams and laboratories in western France to increase knowledge and promote technological innovation and training in the area of marine science.

Funding is available through the ISblue PhD Mobility scheme to support the international mobility of doctoral students. This scheme operates on a co-directional basis, supporting mobility both to and from ISblue research units. Support is provided for three aspects of doctoral mobility.

Co-supervised theses and ‘international co-direction’ theses (minimum of 6 months in the partner institution over a 3 year PhD).

The objective of this aspect of funding is to support the international mobility of doctoral students and their co-directors, and to encourage the establishment of co-supervised and co-directed thesis agreements.

Mobility support may be requested on a multi-year basis, enabling visits over the duration of the PhD (3 years maximum).

Outgoing international mobility

This aspect of funding supports the international mobility of doctoral candidates registered in ISblue institutions through short visits (typically 1 month to 3 months) outside of mainland France in order to acquire new techniques and methodologies, or to carry out fieldwork.

Assistance is also available to attend international conferences and summer schools, although this is a lower priority for the scheme.

Incoming international mobility

Support is available for doctoral students in institutions outside of France to spend time in an ISblue research unit (typically no longer than 3 months).

Mobility carried out within the framework of an established programme of international cooperation or under an agreement signed between an ISblue institution and a foreign partner will be prioritised.

This scheme is usually open on a biannual basis, ie two calls for applications each year.

Funding body ISblue
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S24123
Category Biotechnology and Biology
Natural Environment
Fund or call Fund