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EuReCa PhD Scholarship Program for International Students in Paris, France

EuReCa PhD Scholarship Program for International Students in Paris, France

Institut Curie is recruiting 8 PhD students through its new international program called EuReCa. This program is funded by the European Commission’s MSCA COFUND scheme.

The scholarship program provides PhD international students with a 3-year full-time doctoral contract, a high level interdisciplinary, inter-sectorial, and international training with personalized career development plans including coaching, training, secondments and mentoring.

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Golden opportunity for international students.

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Founded in 1909, Institut Curie is a private non-profit foundation operating a research centre is located in Paris, France. It has three missions research, teaching and treating cancer.

Why choose Institut Curie? This institute provides world-class research and training for international students. Here students can acquire research skills, enabling them to deepen their understanding of academic subjects in cancer research.

Application Deadline: January 9th, 2023

Brief Description

  • Organization: Institut Curie
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Varies
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: 8
  • Nationality: Domestic and International
  • The award can be taken in France


  • Eligible Countries: Applications are accepted from around the world.
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The sponsorship will be awarded for the 8 shortlisted candidates.
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following criteria:
    1. Applicants must be in possession of a European master degree or equivalent master’s degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate.
    2. Be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree at the call deadline.
    3. Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline.
  • Open positions
    Project 1 – Mechanism of Caveolin-assisted transport and enrichment of sphingomyelin in the plasma membrane
    Thesis supervisor(s): Patricia Bassereau and amp; Christophe Lamaze
    Research group: Membranes and Cellular Functions
    Project 2 – Unraveling the architecture of human centromeres and its impact on the (epi)genetic mechanisms of centromere specification, immune response and in maintaining chromosome integrity
    Thesis supervisor(s): Daniele Fachinetti
    Research group: Molecular Mechanisms of Chromosome Dynamics
    Project 3 – A synthetic platform for siRNA delivery
    Thesis supervisor(s): Ludger Johannes
    Research group: Endocytic Trafficking and Intracellular Delivery
    Project 4 – Molecular architecture of endoplasmic reticulum-plasma membrane contact site by cryo-electron tomography
    Thesis supervisor(s): Daniel Lévy and Manuela Dezi
    Research group: Molecular Microscopy of Membranes
    Project 5 – From patients to ex vivo modelling of tumour ecosystems: the role of Cancer-Associated Fibroblasts in breast cancer response to chemotherapy
    Thesis supervisor(s): Maria-Carla Parrini and Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou
    Research group: Stress and Cancer
    Project 6 – ‘What big eyes you have’: a systems biology approach to the developmental mechanisms of eye size variation
    Thesis supervisor(s): Ariane Ramaekers
    Research group: Epigenetic Plasticity and Polarity of the Embryo
    Project 7 – Targeting cancer-associated fibroblasts to increase T cell infiltration and tumor cell killing in non-small cell lung cancer
    Thesis supervisor(s): Hélène Salmon
    Research group: Stroma and Immunity
    Project 8 – The RNA-binding activity of glycolytic enzymes in melanoma
    Thesis supervisor(s): Stéphan Vagner
    Research group: RNA Biology, Signaling and Cancer

How to Apply:

Candidates have to complete an online form in English in time via the web-based application portal.


Institut Curie will provide accommodation, food and reimburse travel expenses (economy fare) for the candidates.

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