The CIFRE scheme: Industrial agreement for training through research
What is it?
- This is a financial support from the State given to any socio-economic structure established on the French territory which recruits a PhD student to carry out a research mission which will constitute the subject of his/her thesis.
What is it for?
- To create and strengthen links between public laboratories and companies or local authorities.
- To Boost the competitiveness of companies in terms of R&D by relying on the work of public research.
- For PhD students : to acquire a dual academic and business culture, a vector for professional integration.
How much, how long?
- The duration of a Cifre thesis cannot exceed 36 months.
- The minimum gross salary paid to the PhD student by the company is €23,484 (average salary: €30,000).
- The subsidy paid by the ANRT (delegated by the MESRI) to the employing structure is €14,000 / year paid.
- Eligible companies can claim the Research Tax Credit (CIR) in addition.
- The cost to the company can be halved
How to apply?
- The company prepares a dossier in consultation with the laboratory and the PhD student.
- A collaboration contract is established in parallel with the development structures of the academic institution.
- The ANRT examines the applications as they come in.
- The grant is paid quarterly.
Note: a PhD-Cifre is exclusively dedicated to the research project
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