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SPS - Saclay Plant Sciences

CLAND-SPS Open call 2020

Call for a CLAND-SPS PhD project


The CLAND and Saclay Plant Sciences (SPS) networks are launching a call which aims at fostering interactions and common research projects between the two communities. Through this call, CLAND and SPS will cofund one PhD project involving teams from both networks.

To be noted: The CLAND-SPS Meeting, initially planned on April 21st and postponed because of the Covid19 situation, will be organized in 2021 and a second call for a common CLAND-SPS PhD project will be launched following the meeting.

CLAND ( is a Convergence Institute funded by the French government in 2017 to perform in the next decade the research urgently needed on land-management solutions for managing the ecological and energy transitions of the 21st century. It aims to support the activity of 200 researchers in 12 teams and develop a graduate program across Master and Doctoral schools of the University of Paris-Saclay, in partnership with European and international institutes.

The Saclay Plant Sciences network (SPS, was created through the French “Investments for the Future” program in 2011. It gathers around 50 research teams working on plant sciences in five laboratories from the southern Paris area, as well as several teaching programs, among which a Master program and a Doctoral School entirely dedicated to plant sciences.

Conditions of the call

The projects must involve at least one CLAND team and one SPS team.
Projects that involve (at least) two laboratories will be favoured.

The funding granted to the successful proposal will cover the salary of the PhD candidate over the three years of PhD and up to 6 000 euros of running costs (the use of this envelope must de detailed in the project).

Projects have to be written in ENGLISH.

The Project Leaders of the selected project commits:
- to providing the curriculum vitae of the future PhD student as soon as possible,
- to providing any additional information requested by CLAND or SPS about the project, during or after the project (notably as part of the CLAND and SPS activity reports).


> Submission deadline: July 6th, 2020 (midnight)
> Auditions (5 min of presentation + 5 min for questions): July 9th, 2020 (morning)
> Results: Mid-July, 2020


Marie-Jeanne Sellier, SPS project manager:
John Bazire, CLAND project manager:

Application process

1) Download the application file (see below).

2) Upload your application online before July 6th, 2020 (midnight):


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