PhD & MSc Fellowships for Physicians & Pharmacists

PhD & MSc Fellowships for Physicians & Pharmacists



In 2018, Institut Curie will fund 1 PhD and 2 MSc for MDs or PharmDs  

Candidates should contact research teams to develop a project proposal:

 Upon selection by the future supervisor, candidates will submit their application online. The call will open on April 16, 2018




- Candidates must have finished medical school and be engaged in medical training (either residency or fellowship)

- Candidates must hold an MSc degree or an equivalent university degree of at least 5 years duration (equivalent to a MSc degree) if they apply for a PhD fellowship.


- Candidates must have completed the first year of a European MSc if they apply for a MSc fellowship.

The scientific project may be a clinico-biological project, conceived together by a scientist and a clinician of Institut Curie, however this is not mandatory.

The candidate should provide in collaboration with her / his future supervisor:

- A letter of motivation (one page)

- A CV

- University grade transcripts, certified by an authorized university representative

- MD diploma and medical speciality diploma (if already awarded)

- 2 Letters of recommendation from previous supervisors, (MDs or researchers)

- A summary of the thesis project (one page)

- A list of the most important publications / patents of the future supervisor in the past five years

- An acceptance letter from the hosting lab director, including the type of interview conducted with the candidate (meeting, phone..)

- An acceptance letter of the clinician partner of the project, if applicable


Application deadline:  May 31, 2018.



A scientific committee will select the candidates based upon their application, their previous academic performance and the scientific potential of both the candidate and the host laboratory.

Notification of funding results will be provided to the proposed host laboratories by mid July 2018.


Additional information:

Duration PhD fellowship: The thesis contract is for a period of three years. Full or partial fourth year funding can be approved, at the discretion of the program committee, upon suitable justification from the student and the thesis supervisor.


Training PhD: The candidate will be enrolled at a doctoral school and at the university to which her/his hosting lab is affiliated. Hard and soft skills courses will be offered by the doctoral school, the university and Institut Curie.


Duration MSc fellowship: The contract is for a period of one year.


Training MSc: Hard and soft skills courses will be offered by Institut Curie and the University to which the hosting lab is affiliated.

Stipend: the monthly gross salary will take into account the career stage of the applicant. Selected candidates will receive private health insurance, in addition to social security entitlements.

Acommodation: International laureates can apply for accommodation at one of the halls of residence located at the «Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris» (monthly rent: 600-700€).

Start of the contract: November 2, 2018.