Spring 2024 PhD Program

Education, For students
Call for applications – PhD grants in quantum sciences and technologies in Grenoble
We are opening in Grenoble a common PhD call in quantum sciences and technologies supported by the QuanG Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Action COFUND program of the European Union, the QuanTEdu-France PhD program and the Labex QuantAlps.

Candidates are encouraged to apply to all the different programs if they fulfill the corresponding eligibility criteria. We strive for gender diversity and equality in the profiles of the selected candidates and we are particularly committed to support women in quantum sciences and technologies.


We are seeking talented and motivated applicants in the domains of physics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, chemistry and humanities, for a PhD thesis in quantum sciences and/or technologies (see the Guide of Applicants for details). The thesis project has to plan a secondment in a company (2 months) or in an international academic laboratory (4 months). Applicants have to satisfy the EU MSCA mobility criteria (they must not have spent more than 12 months in France during the last three years (i.e., between March 16th 2021 and March 15th, 2024), not including holidays.


We are seeking talented and motivated applicants in the domains of physics, computer science, electrical engineering and mathematics, for a PhD thesis in quantum technologies. Thesis topics have to cover quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum communication, quantum sensors or quantum metrology.

QuantAlps Labex

We are seeking talented and motivated applicants in the domain of physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, and humanities, for a PhD thesis in quantum sciences. The PhD thesis project must fulfil at least one of the Labex synergy criteria : i) co-supervision by researchers belonging to two different teams of the QuantAlps laboratories; ii) interdisciplinary of inter-Labex project; iii) collaboration with R&D laboratories or companies.

Practical informations

PhD Starting date: October 1st, 2024 to January 1st, 2025

Gross salary prior to employee tax deduction:

  • 2 200 € for QuanTEdu-France

  • 2 200 € for QuantAlps Labex

  • 2 300 € for QuanG. Yearly enrollment to University Grenoble Alpes is around 500 € (covered by QuanG)

Additional travel allowance will be granted by QuanG and QuanTEdu programs For QuanG:

  • For QuanG, it will cover up to 8 000 €, the secondment costs including travel and accommodation, and the participation to international conferences and schools.

  • For QuanTEdu-France, a funding of 5 000 € is awarded to finance missions (registration, travel and accomodation) during the thesis.

Duration: 36 months

Application procedure:

Candidates have to apply for QuanG, QuanTEdu and QuantAlps programs through the application interface with its online form. They have to present a PhD project together with their future supervisors, following the instructions detailed in the application interface.

Two reference letters following the model proposed in the application interface should be sent directly to the email address: "quantum-grenoble-phd@listes.grenoble.cnrs.fr"

Deadlines and timeline:

  • By March 15th, 2024 at 17:00 (central European time): the complete application should be submitted through the web interface and the reference letters should be sent by email to "quantum-grenoble-phd@listes.grenoble.cnrs.fr". If you do not have your Master 2 grades by March 15th, you can send your official results before April 1st by email to "quantum-grenoble-phd@listes.grenoble.cnrs.fr".
  • April 8th to 12th, 2024: selection of candidates for an interview
  • June 3rd to 5th, 2024: interview of the selected candidates
  • June 7th, 2024: information on the outcome of the selection
  • June 14th, 2024: acceptance of the positions is required from the selected candidates
Updated on  January 30, 2024