Sustainable management of natural resources and of the environment, in the context of global changes (climate, history, social) and of economic constraints, to foster a green bio-economy. The resources under scrutiny include subsurface, water, forests and agriculture, wood, soils, and all ecosystem services.
Call for proposals (theses)
- Methane consumption by forest soils: spatial variability of physical and biotic processes involved to estimate the sink of forests in Grand-Est region
- Metrology, Monitoring and Modeling of gas (CO2 and CH4) transfer processes within the system geosphere/biosphere (-1000, 0m)
- Technico-socio-economic requirements for obtaining the social acceptability of a new industrial project of underground exploitation in the former Lorraine coalfield
How to apply
In order to prepare a PhD thesis within the Lorraine Université d’Excellence Program, the interested candidate should consult the PhD topics offered in each social and economic challenges.
These PhD thesis topics are proposed by faculty members or researchers accredited to supervise research.
Candidate application period: according to graduate school schedule (visit each topic)
Each candidate may submit an application on up to three separate research topics.
Application analysis period by each graduate school
The graduate school reviews the applicants for a doctoral contract in the relevant disciplines. They check the level of supervision for each supervisor and the situation of trained doctors. Each candidate will meet the laboratory director, a supervisor or a representative from the graduate school. This interview is to identify the candidate’s motivations and suitability as a candidate for the PhD project proposed by the supervisor. A recommendation will be made to the graduate school. This will summarize the strengths and/or weaknesses of the application.
PhD grants will include monthly income for the PhD student (roughly 1700 € for research only, complement can be provided for teaching missions) and environment for research in the research unit.
Please be aware that in order to offer a variety of subjects, more positions are posted here than available funding. The LUE executive committee will make the final choice on the granted funding (up to 12 positions), based on the recommendations by the doctoral schools.