PhD Career Center

Prix thèse
 

Objective: improving the preparedness of future graduates for high-level careers through initiatives which reinforce, promote and capitalize on the skills of doctoral students and the PhDs awarded by Bordeaux universities.

The 2016 Thesis Prize' call for proposal is opened until May, 16th, at the bottom of this page. 

Run by the department of research and doctoral studies of the University of Bordeaux, and supported by the Initiative of Excellence of the University of Bordeaux, the PhD Career Center is open to all doctoral students of the University of Bordeaux and Bordeaux Montaigne University.

It has two components:

  • Career Planning
  • Career Promotion


The Career Planning component consists of coaching and training initiatives enabling doctoral students to formalize their professional aspirations and build their career plans through:

  • individual coaching, sponsoring and mentoring
  • access to courses in French and English for the acquisition of cross-cutting skills (such as a course on "Entrepreneurship, Business Administration and Project Management")
  • participation in trade shows, conferences and round tables with company representatives


The Career Promotion component is focused on practice-based training via:

  • expertise projects to build ties between research, development and innovation (assignments in academic environments, assignments to support operational teams in charge of "Investments for the Future" projects, assignments with enterprises or companies)
  • the full setup of projects on a topic chosen by the PhD graduate: organizing conferences (Aquidoc exhibition), meetings (After lab), creating workshops (Cap Sciences), etc.
  • participation in PhD promotion initiatives aimed at future employers (thesis prize)


Find the list of initiatives offered by the PhD Career Center on the website of the University of Bordeaux.

Contact

Promotion and research valorization department

Blanche Masclef
Projects manager

Tel : 05 40 00 27 78
Mail




Former Thesis Prizes

2015

Out of 48 submissions, 10 candidates were short-listed and 4 were awarded prizes:

  • Social and Human Science prize: Sarah Marie Cabon (Law) for her thesis entitled "Négociation en matière pénale" (Negotiating in the field of criminal law), supervised by Valérie Malabat (Institute of Criminal Science, ISCJ, University of Bordeaux).
  • Science and Technology prize: Natacha Kinadjian (Chemical Science) for her thesis entitled "Chimie intégrative dédiée aux morphosynthèses de matériaux composites multi-échelles et l’étude de leurs applications en photoluminescence photocatalysc et photovoltaique" (Integrative Chemistry based morphosyntheses of hierarchical composite materials for photovoltaic, photocatalysis and photoluminescence applications), jointly supervised by Rénal Backov (CRPP, University of Bordeaux), Eric Prouzet (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Catherine Henrist (University of Liège, Belgium).

  • Biology-Health prize: Audrey Mauguen (Societies, Politics and Public Health) for her thesis entitled "La  construction et validation d’outils pronostiques pour les temps de survie : modèles conjoints à fragilités pour récidives de cancer et décès" (Construction and validation of prognostic tools for survival times: shared frailty models for cancer recurrences and deaths), supervised by Virginie Rondeau (INSERM  U897, University of Bordeaux).

  • Special Prize of the International Jury: Dominik Pajak (Mathematics and Computer Science) for his thesis entitled "Algorithmes pour l’exploration parallèle d’un graphe déterminé" (Algorithms for deterministic parallel graph exploration), supervised by Adrian Kosowski (INRIA, University of Bordeaux).

2014

Out of 55 submissions, 13 candidates were short-listed and 4 were awarded prizes:

2013

Out of 78 submissions, 10 candidates were short-listed and 4 were awarded prizes:

  • Science and Technology prize: Mareva Fevre/Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques/Title: "Phosphines, carbènes N-hétérocycliques (NHCS) et nouveaux précurseurs de NHCS pour la catalyse organique de réactions (macro)moléculaires" (Phosphines, N-heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) and Novel NHC Precursors for Organic Catalysis of (Macro)molecular Reactions)
  • Biology/Health prize: Marie-Elise Truchelet / Laboratory: UMR CNRS / Title: "Etude de l’implication de l’axe IL-23/Th17 dans deux modèles physiopathologiques humains : la réponse à Mycoplasma hominis et la scérodermie systémique" (Study of the IL-23/Th17 axis involvement in two physiopathological human models: response to Mycoplasma hominis and systemic sclerosis).
  • Social and Human Science prize: Isabelle Salle / Gretha: UMR 5113 Title: "Apprentissage, hétérogénéité et politique monétaire : une application aux régimes de ciblage de l’inflation" (Heterogeneity, Learning and Monetary Policy: an Application to Inflation Targeting Regimes)
  • Special Prize of the Jury: Isabelle Fauquet/Montaigne Humanities/Title "L’exemplarité de la fiction dans le roman espagnol contemporain" (The exemplarity of fiction in the contemporary Spanish novel)

2012

Out of 61 submissions, 12 candidates were short-listed and 4 were awarded prizes:

  • Science and Technology prize: Oriane Bonhomme / Laboratory: LOF, UMR5258 / Title: "Étude de la formation de fibres en microfluidique : compétition entre mise en forme et gélification de fluides complexes sous écoulement" (Study of the formation of fibers in microfluidics: competition between the forming and gelation of complex fluids under flow)
  • Biology/Health prize: Thomas Papouin / Laboratory: Inserm U862 - Magendie Neurocenter / Title: "Contrôle endogène des Récepteurs du glutamate de type NMDA par le site co-agoniste" (Endogenous control of NMDA receptors through their co-agonist binding site)
  • Social and Human Science prize: Solange Rigaud / Laboratory: PACEA, UMR5199 / Title: "La parure : traceur de la géographie culturelle et des dynamiques de peuplement au passage Mésolithique-Néolithique en Europe" (Personal ornaments: a proxy for tracing cultural geography and population dynamics at the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in Europe)
  • Special Prize of the Jury: Laurent Lanceleur / Laboratory: EPOC, UMR 5805 / Title: "L’argent : sources, transfert et bioaccumulation - Cas du système fluvio-estuarien girondin" (Silver: sources, transfer and bioaccumulation: case of the Gironde fluvio-estuarine system)

2016 Thesis Prize - Application form (french)

Le Prix de thèse de l’université de Bordeaux a été créé en 2008 afin  d’encourager la qualité des travaux et des thèses menés dans les universités du site bordelais et motiver les jeunes chercheurs par la distinction des meilleurs travaux doctoraux, tant fondamentaux qu’appliqués.

Organisé en 2016 dans le cadre de l’Initiative d’excellence de l'université de Bordeaux, il est doté de quatre prix qui récompenseront des thèses d’excellence soutenues en 2015 :

  • Prix sciences et technologies
  • Prix biologie-santé
  • Prix sciences humaines et sociales
  • Prix spécial du jury international

 Chacun de ces quatre prix est doté d’une prime de 1 500 €.

L'appel à candidatures s’adresse à des docteurs ayant soutenu leur thèse en 2015 dans l’un des établissements du site bordelais habilités à délivrer le doctorat, à savoir :

  • université de Bordeaux
  • université Bordeaux Montaigne

Procédure de dépôt des candidatures

Postulez en ligne via le formulaire de candidature et téléchargez les documents demandés sur le site (Format PDF).

Téléchargez le texte de l'appel à candidature en cliquant ici.

Précautions particulières

Toute candidature devra être explicitement soutenue par le directeur de thèse. Il n’est pas permis à un même encadrant de soutenir plus d’un candidat.

Le dossier de candidature devra être envoyé au plus tard le 16 mai à 14h00. Les dossiers parvenus incomplets ou après la date limite de réception ne seront pas considérés.

Tous les documents électroniques doivent être au format PDF. Les documents originaux (rapports de soutenance, lettres d’accompagnement, etc.) doivent être des éléments scannés (au format PDF).

Tous les champs sont obligatoires.

Informations personnelles
Nom
Prénom
E-mail
Titre de la thèse
Nom - Directeur de thèse
E-mail du directeur de thèse
Laboratoire d'accueil
Ecole doctorale
Etablissement d’inscription
Date de soutenance de la thèse (jj/mm/aaaa)
Documents à téléchager
Mémoire de thèse (format PDF)
Synthèse en anglais des travaux réalisés et principaux résultats obtenus
Rapport du rapporteur 1 (format PDF)
Rapport du rapporteur 2 (format PDF)
Rapport de soutenance (format PDF)
Lettre du directeur de thèse appuyant la candidature (format PDF)
Signature du candidat (format jpeg ou PDF)
Liste des publications
Autre document

162 doctoral students enrolled in programs in 2014/2015

52 academic programs offered

 

8 seminars

 

4 Thesis Prize awards  

4 additional initiatives (focusing on expertise and the value of the doctorate)

4 meetings with companies in  2015/2016

Jérémie Parot, doctorant, à propos de la formation « Séminaire entrepreneuriat » organisée par Entrepreneuriat Campus Aquitaine (ECA)© Jérémie Parot

For doctoral students who contemplate the possibility of setting up a business, I recommend this program. It shows them that entrepreneurship can offer a promising future. Meetings and discussions with IAE professors and entrepreneurs provide a clear vision of how to set up a business, from the initial idea to the business plan, showing that this is not insurmountable.

Jérémie Parot,
Doctoral student, talking about the "Entrepreneurial Seminar" organized by Entrepreneuriat Campus Aquitaine (ECA)

Organizing a summer school is a great learning experience and a real asset for the future. Researchers periodically organize events, which may take several forms, but which all require the same skills. This assignment has given me a certain grasp of the university's rules concerning markets and communication, which apply to the organization of such a project and which we have to taken into consideration

Sabrina Schilling,
Doctoral Student, talking about her supplementary assignment to organize the Neurepiomics summer school

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PhD graduates honored through the Thesis PrizePhD graduates honored through the Thesis Prize

Since 2012, the Thesis Prize has been the opportunity to highlight the quality of the work done by PhD graduates in Bordeaux’ universities. A multi-disciplinary jury composed of international experts hears and selects the prize winners from among the previous year’s PhD graduates (pre-selected by the doctoral schools). 4 prizes are awarded every year: Humanities and Social Science Prize, Science and Technology Prize, Biology/Health Prize, and Special Prize of the International Jury.



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