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14th 'Le Monde' Awards for Research


Established in 1997 by 'Le Monde de l'éducation' magazine, this PhD thesis competition, upholded by the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation, Credit coopératif Foundation and the French Ministry of national education, higher education and research aims at popularizing and disseminating the work of young French-speaking researchers that might influence our scientific, economic, social and/or artistic environment.

In social sciences and humanities

After a two steps selection, 5 award winners will see published a revised version of their thesis- in the 'Partage du savoir' collection of the 'Presses Universitaires de France'.

In life, matter and techno sciences
Five doctors will be rewarded. They will publish an article (written on the basis of the one they provided for the selection with the support of editorial assistance) presenting their work to a wider audience. These articles will be published for free in a dedicated supplement of the daily Le Monde.
The prize is intended for PhDs who defended their thesis between 31 October 2009 and  31 December 2010 and obtained their doctorate with honours. Deadline for applications is set to March 1 March 2011.