Call PhD 2017 - GreQue

The Grenoble Quantum Engineering (GreQue) doctoral programme has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754303. It will provide the laureates with a double training involving fundamental research in top-level laboratories and strong industrial exposure through internships within our network of industrial partners.
GreQuE novel Doctoral Program will grant 25 PhD projects spread over 4 calls in 2017 and 2018. The PhD projects will be hosted in Grenoble research Institutes (see list in the "PhD offer" inset on the right), and each student will benefit from a 2 to 6 months placement in a European company. 17 SMEs & large groups, and 2 Research and Development centers have committed to offer such placement to our students in accordance with their PhD project (click here for the list of our industrial partners).

The deadline for the second call is 2017,
October 5, 11:59 am (Paris time).


GreQuE Doctoral Program is expected to:

  1. Train top level quantum researchers willing to turn quantum technologies in important economic and societal impacts,
  2. Improve career opportunities at short and long-term scale by immersing the PhD candidates in the engineering culture,

The topics includes experimental and theoretical aspects of

  • Nanoelectronics,
  • Superconductive Qbits,
  • Spintronics,
  • Photonics
  • Computer science

This project is under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) program. There is no nationality condition but the candidates must fulfill the MSCA mobility conditions, which means that the candidates 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 deadline of the call, the 5th of October 2017. The date of recruitment will be 2017, January 1st at the earliest.

The salary is 1758 €/month before tax for 3 years.



How to apply


  1. You must have found a PhD project that will be supported and supervised by one (or more) researcher(s) based in one of the following laboratories: Institut Néel, INAC, LPMMC, LNCMI, LIG and Institut Fourier
  2. Download the PhD program application form
  3. With the help of your thesis supervisor, you must fill in this application form with all requested details
  4. You must contact us at greque@neel.cnrs.fr in order to inform us of your intention to apply to the PhD program. We will make sure your application matches the program requirements.
  5. Save as PDF each document: Application form / CV / exam results / diplomas....
  6. Merge all these PDFs into ONE single .PDF file
  7. Send by email this that final PDF file to greque@neel.cnrs.fr before 2017, October 5, 11:59 am (Paris time).
  8. You must request (at least) two recommendation letters based on the template included at the end of the application form (section F). These letters must be sent by your referee himself/herself directly to greque@neel.cnrs.fr before 2017, October 5, 11.59 am (Paris time).
  9. Selected students will receive a convocation for the interview and instructions to prepare their travel and stay in Grenoble. All travel/accommodation expenses will be covered by LANEF for 3 days/2 nights. This will provide enough time to each applicant to visit their hosting laboratory and to finalise their oral presentation together with their future thesis supervisor. Non-selected applicants will receive a short feedback report within 2 weeks.


Timing and selection procedure


  • 2017, October 5, 11h59 - Paris time : deadline for the submission of applications. After verifying its eligibility, each application is submitted to 2 independent reviewers.
  • 2017, October 19 : A Steering Committee session is held in order to select the applicants to be invited for an interview in Grenoble, on the basis of the reviewers reports
  • 2017, November 21: Interviews are held in Grenoble, in front of the Steering Committee plus some invited specialists. Final results will be announced a few days later
  • Final results will be announced a few days later. Applicants on the short list will have to give an answer within 2 weeks so that applicants on the reserve list can be contacted. Non-selected applicants will receive a report within 2 weeks.


The 2017 call of the PhD programmes is enlarged with two other fundings possibility which bear peculiarities. You must take note of them:


Published on August 25, 2017