PhD projects should be linked to fields of science covered by the ILL PhD program:
Magnetism , Materials Science, Soft Condensed Matter, Biology & Health, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Instruments, Methods and Engineering
Projects can be proposed by any academic researcher authorised to supervise PhD students and belonging to a university or affiliated institution in one of the ILL’s Associate (France, Germany or The United Kingdom) or Scientific Member countries (Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, The Czech Republic, Sweden, Belgium, Slovakia, Denmark, Poland).
PhD projects satisfying the criteria for the academic in-house mission of the ILL’s PhD program are put into competition via a transparent selection process.
Selection is a two-stage procedure involving evaluation by in-house review panels and decisions by the ILL directors.
Notification of short-listed projects will be sent out around mid January 2019. Final selection will take place on 5 February 2019, when the ILL supervisors of the short-listed projects are invited to defend the project via a presentation.
Scientific excellence is the main selection criterion. However, other criteria will also play a role in the selection process of PhD projects:
—> How well the submitted project contributes to the main mission of the ILL PhD program, namely to enhance the academic life at the ILL while simultaneously training future experts in neutron science.
—> How well the PhD proposal helps ILL scientists to strengthen their scientific profile by knitting close ties with the user community. The ILL co-supervisor should therefore play an important role in the definition of the project.
—> In addition, the ILL management has to make sure that a proper balance is achieved in terms of scientific topics, ILL instrumentation groups, as well as the national distribution of host universities corresponding to the PhD proposals.
—> Finally, a student candidate may be proposed for the submitted PhD project, in which case the student’s CV and cover letter should be attached to the email sent to phd(at)ill.fr along with the other application documents. Although NOT a prerequisite for a valid PhD proposal, a strong student candidate would be a plus, albeit not a guarantee, for acceptance of the PhD project. Full consideration will be given to PhD proposals not containing a student candidate according to the criteria listed above.
ILL Graduate School
ILL Graduate School
Institut Max von Laue – Paul Langevin (ILL)
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