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Know the professions and professional environments

Discover and access academic research

Context & objective

70% of doctoral students at the start of their doctorate declare that they want to enter the academic research and higher education sector after their diploma and more than 33% actually work in this sector after an often complex career. It is essential to understand this ecosystem in order to be able to prepare a convincing application.

> Know the landscape of academic research
> Prepare your application


Module 1: Understanding the framework of academic research in France

  • Understand the organization of academic research

  • Identify research operators and public research establishments

  • Study the legislative framework and its evolution

  • Discover public research policies

  • Understand the socio-economic weight and missions of higher education and research

  • Place France in the international landscape

Module 2: Understanding Research Evaluation

  • Identify evaluation agencies (missions and objectives)

  • Understand the role and functioning of HCERES

Module 3: Understanding Research Funding

  • Identify resource agencies and their operation (definition and missions)

  • Understand the role and functioning of the ANR

Module 4: Know careers in academic research and higher education and recruitment methods

  • Identify the different possible careers for PhDs in academic research and higher education

  • Understand the recruitment policies and methods according to the organizations

  • Discuss the profile and project of each participant

Module 5: Training in recruitment in academic research

  • Prepare the first two minutes of the audition

  • Present your profile in front of the group

Pedagogical tools and methodology

ESR sector data; Exchanges on the profile of each; Oral presentation exercise in front of the group and debriefing; Tips and mistakes to avoid in the preparation of files.


Doctoral students and contractual researchers

Practical arrangements

Duration: 1.5 days

Number of participants: Up to 12 participants

Training courses

Before: Build your professional project

After: Start your job search - Optimize your digital identity and use of social media

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