Field Research Grants in France

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As part of its policy to support the scientific activities of PhD students, the doctoral school can help you with your travel expenses related to research projects in France. This is in addition to any funding that may be granted by your laboratory for the project in question. It can be granted only once per academic year and per PhD student.

Your laboratory can also help fund your project. Do not hesitate to ask! Firstly, you must inform your laboratory of your travel project and obtain a mission order (MO), even if there are no expenses. Without this, if the grant is awarded, the doctoral school will not be able to pay it to the laboratory. No payment can be made to the PhD student's personal bank account.

The number of grants awarded each year depends on the doctoral school's budget. This mobility grant is intended to cover transportation and accommodation costs as a priority.
In addition to the standard of the application, the assessment will consider whether the trip is relevant to the research work.


  • have completed the administrative re-enrollment procedure (or have submitted a completed and signed academic re-enrollment application at the time of request)
  • not have received this grant for the current year

NB :
PhD students with a doctoral contract are not given priority in the application process (depending on the available budget).

How to apply:

The completed application, must ONLY be sent to the doctoral school, electronically, in a single PDF file.

It should include:

  • the application duly completed and signed by the director of your laboratory
  • the supporting documents mentioned on the form

All applications received will be submitted to the doctoral school board.

The grant will be paid to the laboratory.

Updated on  September 28, 2022