Our PhD programs

Apply to the ongoing call : Spring 2024

About our PhD Programs:

QuanG PhD Program

The application of quantum phenomena to the development of new technological applications is one of the challenges of this century, as it promises to revolution citizens’ lives on communication, sensing, computation, and security.

Quantum technologies are a priority of European and national stakeholders, in order to secure European technological sovereignty in this highly strategic field. As renowned actor in quantum science and technology, Université Grenoble-Alpes is proposing a COFUND DP aimed at efficiently train research fellows in this emergent domain, facing short to long-term challenges, and to build their career perspectives with various track options (short to medium-term positions, in private employment market, where the need of several thousand jobs profiles in quantum topics is expected to emerge in the next eight years, and in renown research centres all across Europe). Fellows will be at the forefront of emergent quantum discoveries from fundamental science to novel technologies, in a “3i” ecosystem, with perspective to diversify their set of skills and forge new mind sets and approaches to research and innovation.

QuanG will rely on the strong basis sets by previous COFUND, enabling fellows to be rapidly recruited using robust, efficient, fair and transparent recruitment and integration process, and immersed in excellent training and supervision conditions, both from research and transferable skills perspectives. Besides, QuanG will aim at including all types of minorities and will strongly encourage women applications. 30 Associated Partners, academics and industrials, and 17 laboratories are supporting UGA in pushing forward this ambitious project, that will recruit 36 PhD fellows, over 4 calls, for a duration of 5 years. UGA consortium will invest 60% of the total funding available to fellows noticeably covering research, training, communication and selection costs.

QuanTEdu-France Phd Program

Quantum technologies: Education and training to fulfill the strategic skill needs of research and industry in France.
The QuanTEdu-France project, led and coordinated by the University of Grenoble Alpes, brings together a consortium of 21 academic institutions at the national level, professionals in initial and continuing education, with the participation of major players in industry and innovation in quantum technologies. QuanTEdu-France aims to meet the objectives set by the national strategy for quantum technologies in the context of accelerating the development of skills and human capital. The central objective of QuanTEdu-France is to implement concrete actions from pre-university training to doctoral training, in initial and continuing education, in partnership with professional training and industry players, while actively participating in the digital transition of training in higher education institutions and in science popularization, in order to respond to the growing need for skills in quantum technologies of engineers, researchers and managers. This is to meet the growing need for skills in quantum technologies among engineers, researchers, teacher-researchers and professors, technicians and managers. Indeed, the emergence of new professions encouraged by the national acceleration strategy, such as quantum engineer-researchers, requires an in-depth reflection on the teaching methods to adopt. These methods must preserve the generalist character of the disciplinary and fundamental teachings, while promoting interdisciplinarity, the spirit of innovation, and insertion into the job market.
QuanTEdu-France's objective is to consolidate interactions between academics from all disciplines, researchers and local and national economic actors. It is also essential that basic research and industrial actors be able to rely on increased and improved strategic skills. Thus, the QuanTEdu-France project proposes an ambitious program to finance doctoral contracts.
Beyond these initial training initiatives, the development of human capital and future talent must be supported by an ambitious continuing education program in order to double the pool of experts in quantum technologies by 2027. Quantum technologies also create a renewed need for lifelong learning, as engineers need to be (re)trained in the fundamental concepts of quantum physics or in the constant evolution of quantum technologies.
In addition to strengthening the links, exchanges and interactions between the main academic, industrial and innovation players in quantum technologies, the capitalization of the actions deployed will take the form of a considerable reinforcement of the initial and continuing education offers, at the national level.
Published on  April 12, 2022
Updated on December 21, 2023