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Each month, ABG provides you with an overview of its news, as well as that of its network, through 3 newsletters:

  • "Researchers newsletter" for PhD candidates, PhDs, engineering students and Master students (FR)
  • "International newsletter" for all audiences interested in news, funding, and especially international mobility, opportunities and job offers for an international audience (EN/FR)
  • "Employers newsletter" for companies and other organisms which recruit PhDs

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[WEBINAR] 6th edition of the Franco-German Young Researchers' Day

As major players in the European research landscape, Germany and France offer numerous opportunities to (future) young researchers. The Association Bernard Gregory , the Franco-German University, the French Embassy and the Institut français in Germany are organising for the 6th consecutive year an information day for young researchers on their career development. This event will take place online on 9th of July 2020, in English.

Les Post-Doctoriales® vous donnent rendez-vous du 1er au 3 juillet 2020, inscrivez-vous dès à présent !

Vous êtes docteur et vous vivez ou travaillez à Paris ? Vous vous interrogez sur la prochaine étape de carrière et l’envisagez en dehors du secteur académique ?
Ne manquez pas la prochaine session des Post-Doctoriales® du 1erau 3 juillet 2020, à Paris.

Inscrivez-vous sans tarder (nombre de places limité) !

On your mark... ready... pitch! Launch of the annual Professional Pitch Contest by ABG

Association Bernard Gregory (ABG), in partnership with PhDTalent, CASDEN Banque Populaire and ANDès, invites you on October 18, 2019 to the PhDTalent Career Fair for the 6th edition of its professional pitch contest.

Meet us at CENTQUATRE in Paris, on the occasion of this event, entirely dedicated to doctoral candidates & doctorate holders.

The principle? Candidates have 120 seconds to convince the jury and the audience by presenting their research experience and their professional project in a clear, concise and convincing manner.

Do you want to participate? Send us your video pitch now!

NEW: “PhD, what comes next?”, the crossborder career workshop for PhD candidates

Together with its German and Luxembourg partners, ABG is organising the first edition of the cross-border seminar for doctoral students “PhD, what comes next?”. This seminar is aimed at all doctoral candidates from France, Germany and Luxembourg, as well as those who wish to come and work in one of the three countries after their doctorate. On your marks? Are you ready? Register now!

PhDs, what do you get out of lockdown?

That's it, we're starting to see the end of the tunnel of this strange period. Many people think that it will have a profound impact on the way we work and consume, but also on our social and family relationships... And probably much more!

[Video] The skills needed in a professional environment

On the occasion of the 2019 Professional Pitch Contest #CPP19, members of the jury constituted of executives and business leaders share their experience on the question of skills. You will find in this video their views on recruitment, professional development or doctoral training.

Selection of job ads in the fields of biotech/medtech

Discover in this panel the numerous job ads for a wide variety of professions, from Biotechs and Medtechs, and addressed to the public of PhDs. Currently on our job site...

Watch online our webinars on PhD career development and intersectoral mobility

As part of its missions around the geographical and intersectoral mobility of PhDs, ABG has organized during the lockdown a series of webinars, now accessible by replay on its YouTube channel.

Individual Fellowships 2020 - Webinars dedicated to writing tips

Would you like to apply for MSCA-IF funding and would you like to benefit from feedback to help you write your project properly? Register for one of the 2 workshops organised by the MSCA NCP on June 16 and 25.

GENOPOLE Postdoctoral Research Fellowships 2020

Genopole-Evry has launched a new call for proposals for a postdoctoral fellowship which enables a France-educated1 researcher currently performing research abroad to return to France. The fellowship is intended to fund a research project in Genopole-based research laboratories or biotech companies. Application deadline: June 30.

Forums BIOTechno editions 2020

TheForums BIOTechno are unique meeting days that bring together students, doctoral students, young researchers and companies every year.  The main objective is to facilitate the creation of a strong network in the biotechnology sector and thus consolidate the bridges between the academic and private sectors.

This year, the Grand-Est edition will tale place from June 2nd to 12th as an e-forum and the Paris edition is postponed to October 5th 2020.


The videoconference job interview: the Devil is in the details!


The Covid-19 pandemic will not necessarily create a new world. However, it will most certainly provoke systemic changes in work organisation and managerial practices. One immediately thinks of the attitude of managers towards the telework of their employees, or the relevance of the open space, but recruitment practices will also change.


Appel à candidatures 2019 du Prix d'histoire militaire

Afin d'encourager et de promouvoir la recherche dans le domaine de la défense et de l’histoire militaire, le conseil scientifique de la recherche historique de la défense attribue un "Prix d'histoire militaire" pour les thèses de doctorat, ainsi que pour les mémoires de Master 2

Candidatez jusqu'au 7 juin 2019.

Rituals, how the Little Prince helps us to live well in confinement

For doctoral candidates, researchers, supervisors, team leaders and managers: the value of rituals to unite teams.

Over the last few days, our organization and our pace of life have been disrupted, we have lost some of our points of reference. Having quickly adapted to the new requirements, the challenge is to hold out over the long term.

Networking or Not Working, it's up to you!

Hervé Bommelaer is an outplacement consultant at Enjeux Dirigeants. For many years, he has been assisting senior executives in their professional repositioning.


He is the author of seven books on networking, including “Trouver le bon job grâce au Réseau (Finding the right job through networking)” and “Recherche d’emploi - conseils des pros (Job Search – Advice from Professionals)” (Eyrolles).

PhD: choosing France for your research

You have decided to go abroad for your research project but you don’t know yet which country will host you. Why not France? Rank 4 in hosting international PhD candidates before the USA and Germany, France offers many opportunities for international PhDs in academia and in industry. Discover them by participating in the webinar organised together by ABG and the French diplomacy network in Northern America on the 19th of May, at 6 pm (CET).

Business Webinar on Funding and Recruiting International Researchers (MSCA-IF)

Discover the MSCA-IF funding scheme and the services to help recruit and welcome international researchers during the webinar organized by ABG and France Innovation on May 15th at 11am.

Inspireurope Stakeholder Forum: an online event on research, innovation and scholars at risk (June 8, 2020)

The event aims to facilitate exchange between key actors in research and innovation in Europe, including individual researchers, higher education networks, research funding agencies, EU and other policy makers in Europe.

Thematic webconferences in English for PhD candidates and postdocs by ABG

Join us for 2 sessions in English to discuss your career development plans and to increase your efficiency in networking outside academia: 22 April and 24 April. NEW SESSION: May 7

Funding excellent researchers for companies thanks to MSCA-IF European projects: feedback from Elvesys

Guilhem Velvé Casquillas holds a PhD in physics and is the founder (among others) of Elvesys Microfluidics Innovation Center, a company specialized in microfluidics. He agreed to answer our questions to share his experience of European projects, in particular the individual grants of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA-IF).

Exchanges on best practice for PhD supervisors and research team managers

In order to help doctoral student supervisors and team leaders to maintain the cohesion of their teams during containment, ABG offers them to share experience, questions and exchanges during 5 video conferences in April. Register now [attention, limited number of places].

Thematic webconferences for your career development

Join ABG every Friday of the confinement, from 11 am to 12.30 pm for its webconferences: times of exchanges, reflections and advices related to PhD career development.

Entreprises, Universités et organismes de recherche... l'ABG s''adapte à vos besoins en période de confinement

En cette période exceptionnelle, vous avez probablement pris les mesures qui s’imposaient pour préserver la santé de tous et votre activité.
Il en va de même pour l’ABG... Ces circonstances nous offrent une opportunité de réinventer nos modes de travail, et d'adapter notre offre de services à vos besoins, ainsi qu'à l'actualité.

Appel à projets "Jeune docteur" de la SATT Paris Saclay. Candidatez jusqu'au 3 avril 2020

Vous êtes doctorant en 3ème année, ou docteur diplômé depuis moins de 18 mois issu du Cluster Paris-Saclay, et vous enisagez un transfert technologique vers un partenaire industriel ou la création de start-up ? L'appel à projets "Jeune docteur" de la SATT Paris Saclay est fait pour vous. 

Candidatez jusau'au 3 avril 2020 !


After Doc' Social Sciences & Humanities #2

After the success of its 1st edition, a new After Doc' was organized in Paris on February 12, 2019.

It allowed almost 50 participants, PhD candidates and holders, to discover the careers of four speakers - who hold a PhD in social sciences and humanities  or hire and work with them in the private sector - and to exchange with them during an informal networking session.

Here are some highlights from this event.

Selection of job ads in the fields of biotech/medtech

Discover in this panel the numerous job ads for a wide variety of professions, from Biotechs and Medtechs, and addressed to the public of PhDs. Currently on our job site...

SAAFE: French-Australian grants for research internships in nuclear science and engineering

The SAAFE program supports Early Career Researchers at PhD and postdoctoral levels to travel from Australia to France – and from France to Australia – to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages. Apply before May 1.

Conseils emploi en période de confinement

En cette période un peu particulière et pour mettre à profit le confinement que nous vivons… Nous vous avons préparé un petit pense bête de tout ce que vous pouvez faire quand vous avez du temps (ou un peu plus que d’habitude !).

Practice-led research: how to bring together artistic practices and science, the example of CY University

The Ecole Universitaire de Recherche (EUR) Humanities, Creation and Heritage offers practitioners in the fields of creation and heritage (architecture, heritage, arts, literary creation, landscape) the opportunity to complete a PhD allowing them to put their own creative process at the heart of their research. Deadline for application: April 30, noon.

Coronavirus and containment: impact on visa procedure for international researchers

Because of the current situation, the French Home Office has published a press release on the visa procedure for international researchers whose visa is no longer valid from March 16.

Lancement du hakaton ActinSpace

L'ABG et partenaire de la prochaine édition d'Actinspace #AIS2020, le hackathon spatial international de référence, créé par le CNES. La 4e édition de ce rendez-vous de l'aerospatial se tiendra les 24 et 25 avril 2020, en simultané dans toutes les villes du monde participantes.

Découvrez les infos sur cette initiative lancée lors du salon du bourget le 20 juillet 2019.

Le Forum CIFRE 2019

Rendez-vous lundi 18 mars 2019 à la Cité internationale universitaire de Paris pour le 15ème Forum Cifre.

L'After Doc' SHS revient pour sa 3e édition, accueillie par l'agence InProcess... Inscrivez-vous !

Après deux éditions couronnées de succès, l'ABG et ses partenaires les Cartésiens et Humanitudes organisent un nouvel After Doc' dédié aux sciences humaines et sociales !

Inscrivez-vous dès à présent et retrouvez-nous dans les (superbes) locaux de l'agence InProcess, le 5 mars 2020, de 18h à 21h30.

Appel à projets : Concours d'innovation - i-Nov. Candidatez jusqu'au 8 octobre 2019

L’appel à projets « Concours d’innovation - i-Nov » est un dispositif qui a pour vocation de sélectionner des projets d’innovation au potentiel particulièrement fort pour l’économie française. Il est ouvert aux startups, ainsi qu'aux PME.

Candidatez jusqu'au 8 octobre 2019.

The Polish National Agency for Academic Exchanges (NAWA) has launched its ULAM programme to attract international researchers in Poland. Application until April 15.

The objective of The Ulam Programme is to help foreign researchers to develop their careers by intensifying international mobility and to allow them to establish scientific cooperation with excellent host institutions in Poland. It funds a research stay from 6 to 24 months.

£10 million funding to spark innovation and new careers in the biomedical sector

UKRI has launched a new programme that aims to spark innovation and help people move between different research careers. 3 calls are open for UK-based researchers and hosting companies.

Chairs of excellence Blaise Pascal funded by Région Ile-de-France

Through this funding scheme, which helps attract world-renowned international researchers, the Paris region supports research and enhances its international visibility and the attractiveness of its campuses. Application deadline: 29 April 2020.

PhD Program "NUMERICS" by CEA : 2019 call for application open

3 CEA laboratories located in France are seeking bright, highly motivated PhD candidates willing to contribute to the progress of these research with an important contribution of numerical simulation, scientific computing and artificial intelligence.

Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019

CIFRE à la Ville de Paris : des doctorant.e.s au cœur de l'action municipale

La Ville de Paris, dans le cadre du dispositif CIFRE (Conventions industrielles de formation par la recherche), accueille au sein de ses services des doctorant.e.s dont le sujet de thèse porte sur les questions prioritaires de la municipalité. Un appel à candidatures est lancé pour le recrutement d’une promotion de 10 doctorant.e.s en janvier 2021.

Déposez votre candidature avant le 10 mars 2020 !

Panel d'offres d'emploi : spéciale SHS

En ce moment sur notre job board, de nombreuses offres d'emploi dédiées au public des docteurs en sciences humaines et sociales (SHS).

Découvrez-les toutes dans cet article... mais surtout si l'une (ou plusieurs) d'entre elles vous conviennent, candidatez !

After Doc Management Sciences 21/11/19

After the After Doc' Social Sciences & Humanities series, ABG and its partners FNEGE and CGE, organized the first After Doc' in Management Sciences, in Paris on 21 November 2019.

It enabled participants, doctoral students and professionals to discover the career paths of 4 PhDs in Management Sciences, working in the private sector, but also to exchange with them during the network evening.

A successful networking event that we summarize below in tweets, pictures and interviews...

The IESF 2019 survey open to doctoral students and doctors

IESF conducts annually a national survey that provides a comprehensive overview of the professional and socio-economic situation of engineers and scientists who have graduated in France. For the first time, with the support of ABG, this survey is open to doctors (PhDs) and doctoral students.

Answer it until March 31, 2019!

19 fully funded PhD thesis for MSCA project PEARL in Lille: apply now!

PEARL is a doctoral programme held by the I-SITE ULNE. It is co-funded by the Marie curie COFUND actions within the framework of the European Commission’s H2020 programme. It funds the recruitment of 30 PhD students who will work on interdisciplinary research projects related to the scientific themes of I-SITE ULNE. The first wave of recruitment is open now, until April.

Call for projects on medical research by Fondation de France

The calls for projects 2019 by Fondation de France dedicated to medical research are available. Browse the database. 

AMBASSADEUR Postdoctoral fundings 2020

The Directorate-General for international relations and strategy (DGRIS) launches its funding program for postdoctorates. Apply before March 23rd.

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