Nanoscale Science and Engineering are disciplines at the interface between chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, material science, microelectronics, technology, and surface science. Advanced concepts, emerging or breakthrough technologies and processes, and novel innovations require training new scientists through contact with world-class specialists in these fields. Interdisciplinarity, fundamental knowledge, as well as experimental skills and know-how are all necessary.
The added-value of the Toulouse location is that physicists and chemists have proved that they are able to work hand in hand and to share common research goals, and to mobilize their respective knowledge and know-how for technological and scientific innovation. Another strength of Toulouse lies in its theoretical and computational physics and chemistry community.
The mission of the Toulouse graduate school in Nanoscale Science and Engineering coupled to the NEXT LabEx is to bring together the key forces in research and education in Toulouse from a leading university (UPS), two well recognized engineering schools (INSA and INP-ENSIACET) and the main French national research organism (CNRS). This will also give new opportunities to the master and PhD students involved in NanoX. In short, NanoX will:
This graduate school is made of five existing Master's degrees and one doctoral school which belong to three higher education institutions of the University of Toulouse: INSA-Toulouse, Université Paul Sabatier, INP-ENSIACET (see also table below). NanoX will also benefit from other funded programs of excellence: the Mimetis Equipex and the NEXT Labex.
The city and the campus…
Toulouse is a dynamic French city, the fourth largest one in France, it is known as the hub of Europe's aeronautics and aerospace industry, it has an important university campus, one of the oldest in Europe (founded in 1209) with approximately 100,000 students.
It is located 150 kilometers (93 miles) from the Mediterranean Sea, 230 km (143 mi) from the Atlantic Ocean and 680 km (420 mi) from Paris. Spain is not so far away, both geographically and in terms of mentality.
The international airport of Toulouse Blagnac features direct flights to destinations mostly in Europe and Northern Africa with a few additional seasonal long-haul connections. The air route between Toulouse Blagnac and Paris Orly is one of the busiest in Europe, transporting more than 2 million passengers a year. This makes Toulouse a city easily accessible and opened to the world.
- master-level students already enrolled in one of the five master/engineer degrees of the consortium
- bachelor or L3 students who will be graduated in June 2018
- PhD students of the Doctoral School Matter Sciences
- foreign students looking to do a 6-month-long internship in a lab that belongs to the NanoX project
What is a typical PhD scholarship in France?
NanoX only funds MSc internships, not PhDs. However, the labs of the Matter Sciences Doctoral School propose several subjects, available on the website of the doctoral school. Whereas the sources of funding varies, PhD students receive similar net salaries, around 1400€ a month. The contract is usually for three years, extendable up to a maximum of 12 months. It sets out the legal framework of the PhD, including the activities the candidate will be involved in.
apply to one of our educational programs
* Any other possibility can be examined by the executive and educational committees of NanoX (send an e-mail to Prof. Romuald Poteau, firstname.lastname@example.org)
NanoX educational programs are proposed in addition to the core curricula proposed in the various institutions. If you want to apply for a given MSc or engineering degree and benefit from one of the educational programs, you must first contact the following education officers, with a systematic copy to the head of the NanoX GSR (Prof. Romuald Poteau, email@example.com):
MSc or Engineering degree levels
See also: Master for Bachelors n+i
If you are interested by a PhD proposal of the Matter Sciences Doctoral School, please use the application form of the EDSDM website. No cc to NanoX is requested.
International call / Incoming mobility program. MSc or 3rd-year undergraduate level
In addition to the financial support they can get from their home country, students enrolled in non-French universities or engineering schools can benefit from scholarships. These scholarships are available for the incoming mobility of top international MSc students (or 3rd-year undergraduate level) who want to do an internship in one of the NanoX associated laboratory, download the call for more details.
Outgoing mobility program. MSc 1 and 2 / Engineering school 4A and 5A
Spring 2019: Grants of up to €3,400 are available to promote the international outgoing mobility of graduate students (MSc degrees or Engineering degrees) who belong to the NanoX perimeter. Download the Call for more details (last Update: 2019/01/16)
The 6 labs of the NEXT Laboratory of Excellence, http://www.next-toulouse.eu/
The labs of the so-called “Chemistry Institute”, http://ict.ups-tlse.fr/ (some of them are also members of the NEXT Laboratory of Excellence; the so-called Pharma-dev lab does not belong to this perimeter)
Some groups of the CIRIMAT lab (in relation with the four specialization tracks in Material Science at INP-ENSIACET or at UPS), http://www.cirimat.cnrs.fr/
The project of Graduate School of Research (“Ecole Universitaire de Recherche”, EUR, in French) “NanoX” has been selected in November 2017, out of 191 applications reviewed by an international jury in the framework of the “Investissement d'Avenir” Program 3. The aim of the project is to set up a graduate school combining master's and PhD programs in close relationships with research laboratories part of the consortium.
The NanoX GSR relies (i) on a research laboratory of excellence, the Labex NEXT, created in 2011 and which has a significant pulling effect in basic and applied research, in the Nano, Extreme measurements and theory domains, and at the interface between chemistry, material science, technology and physics, (ii) on the new NanoX graduate school of research, which aims at building an innovative model of ‘French graduate school of research’. The selected projects combine universities, schools of engineering and research organizations, have a strong international dimension, and stronger links with business opportunities and economic actors.