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Choisir - ou non - le doctorat ? Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant à l'atelier AvanThèse® du 11 juillet 2017

Vous êtes étudiant de master ou élève ingénieur ou professionnel en évolution de carrière et le doctorat vous intéresse, vous questionne ?

L’ABG présente ses nouveaux formats d’atelier

Parce que l’avenir professionnel des docteurs n’est pas forcément dans la recherche académique, parce qu’il est important de prendre le temps de réfléchir à son projet professionnel, de se préparer et de s’outiller avant de partir en recherche d’emploi…

L’ABG met en place pour le public des docteurs et doctorants une série d’ateliers « Après-Thèse », déclinés chacun sur une journée.

Deux minutes pour convaincre : pitchez lors du PhDTalent Career Fair 2017 !

’Association Bernard Gregory, en partenariat avec PhDTalent, la CASDEN et l'ANDès, vous donne rendez-vous le 20 octobre 2017 sur le PhDTalent Career Fair pour la 4e édition de son concours de pitch professionnel.

Retrouvez-nous au CENTQUATRE à Paris, à l'occasion de cette journée riche, entièrement dédiée aux doctorants & docteurs.

Le principe ? Les candidats disposent de 120 secondes pour convaincre jury et public, en exposant leur expérience de recherche ainsi que leur projet professionnel de façon claire, concise et convaincante.

Envie de participer ? Envoyez-nous dès maintenant vos vidéos de pitch !

franco-allemande day

En partenariat avec le Service Science et Technologie de l'Ambassade de France, l'Université franco-Allemande et l'Institut Français, l'ABG organise la quatrième édition de la journée franco-allemande des jeunes chercheurs à Berlin le 6 juillet 2017.

ABG’s offers

The ABG website exclusively posts job offers that target candidates holding a PhD (except for practice PhDs), thesis topic proposals for holders of a Masters’ or an engineering degree and research internship for Master's students.

The CV-database of ABG

Recognized internationally for its uniqueness, the ABG CV-database is exclusively dedicated to PhD graduates or students defending their thesis within 4 months.

The information a recruiter can see at first glance doesn’t show your name. The candidate’s identity is only visible on the CV(s).
The profile displays scientific skills and professional experience. The CV is attached to the profile.

> Website’s terms of use

Annual report

NEW! 2016 ABG Key facts on a infografics (downloadable)


The ABG communication toolbox.

ABG's new website

Martine Pretceille, University Professor, Director of Association Bernard Gregory (ABG)

Yes, this is the ABG website! It has changed to keep pace with developments in the academic and business worlds. Our objectives remain the same, but our work methods and means of collaborating with our partners and all those involved in PhD training now utilise web 2.0 and web services technology, which help us to better meet the following goals:
  • Facilitate the exchange of information by sharing databases, information and communication tools.
  • Promote collaborative work.
  • Share accomplishments in the framework of developing partnerships.
  • Have a synoptic vision of actions carried out.
  • Increase visibility and efficiency.
In order to achieve these goals the following aspects have been developed:
  • Automation of procedures,
  • A general tracking system,
  • Registration and identification of all users.

Developing synergies between private enterprise and public research

Laurent Cousin

The FutuRIS work group has published a report containing 31 recommendations aiming to develop synergies between private enterprise and public research. Over one-third of them pertain to PhDs and doctoral students.

French National Agency for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (AERES)

Laurent Cousin

Are you planning to do a doctorate and you’re looking for information about a doctoral school, the quality of thesis advising, student life, etc.? Then take a look at the AERES website.

ABG and the Conference des Grandes Ecoles join hands to promote PhD employment

Translation by Cynthia Schoch

ABG recently signed a cooperation agreement with the Conference des Grandes Ecoles for the professional integration of PhDs and post-doctoral students.

Emballages Magazine

Professional weekly magazine on packaging.

"Universities ? Companies ? Employment" Codev Report

Fabrice Martin

Proposals from the Paris Council for Economic Sustainable Development to Paris Mayor. March 2007.

Industrie et Technologies

Monthly magazine on industrial technology.

Jean Panhard Prize

Laurent Cousin

The Jean Panhard Prize is awarded for research pertaining to the automobile industry or road transport. Application deadline: April 30, 2009.

PhD thesis award in Horticulture 2010

Fabrice Martin

PhD thesis award of the French Society of Horticulture. 2010 topic : The tree : vulnerable but sustainable. Deadline for application: February 15, 2010.

Postdoctoral Stays in Chile

René-Luc Bénichou

The ECOS programme for scientific and academic cooperation with Hispano-American countries supports postdoctoral stays in Chile. Deadline for application: 31st March 2006.

National competition of high tech companies creation

Fabrice Martin

2008 edition has been launched! Deadline for application: January 31, 2008.

An NCT and then what?

Maïté Brunel, Evelyne Jardin & C. Schoch

Does the "new chapter in the thesis" (NCT), a skill-enhancement tool offered by the Association Bernard Gregory for PhD candidates in the last year their thesis, have an impact on their professional integration?  In an attempt to see clearly, young PhDs answered a questionnaire.

Lyon City Awards of the Young Researcher

Fabrice Martin

Lyon City gives 4 prizes of €5,400 each. Deadline for application: April 1, 2010.

IFP PhD openings

René-Luc Bénichou

The Institut Français du Pétrole offers 60 PhD openings in 2009. Applications run to March 31st 2009.


Fabrice Martin

On the occasion of the 1st national meeting gathering companies and graduate schools, the MEDEF and the ABG have published a special issue of Docteurs&Co magazine. It is titled:"PhDs in companies: asset innovation".

La Recherche Prize 2010

Fabrice Martin

You lead multidisciplinary researches in a French speaking environment? Embark on La Recherche Prize 2010!

PhD in chemistry of Leiden University

Evelyne Jardin

Aude Duquesne's good and less good memories of her PhD in the Netherlands. Testimony on PhD supervision, lab mood and defense ceremony.

LCPC PhD openings

Fabrice Martin

The French Public Works Research Laboratory (LCPC) offers 59 PhD openings in 2010.

Sorry, this post is still in French only.

PhD Studentships Open to Mobility

René-Luc Benichou

The French Ministry of Higher Education and Research lists graduate schools offering PhD openings open to thematic or geographic mobility. With direct links to thesis topics.

Cemagref PhD Contracts

René-Luc Benichou

Focused on agricultural and environmental engineering research, the Cemagref offers about 30 PhD studentships. Deadline for application: 14 May 2010.

PhD and postdoc grants from the Ile-de-France regional government

Fabrice Martin, traduction Cynthia Schoch

Like very year, the Ile-de-France Regional Council has made its call for proposals and applications for PhD and postdoc grants. Respective deadlines: 15 and 30 May 2007.

IFREMER PhD Fellowships

René-Luc Benichou

The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea invites applications for 27 PhD research positions. Closing date: 23 May 2007.

CEA PhD openings

The Atomic Energy Commision (CEA) proposes 3-years PhD contracts in all its fields of expertise. All subjects open to applications are online.

IFREMER Postdoctoral Fellowships

René-Luc Bénichou

The French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea offers postdoctoral contracts. Deadline for application: 31 August 2009.

PhD Studentships in Biology and Health in Lille

René-Luc Benichou

The Lille Graduate School of Biology and Health invites applications for 69 PhD studentships. Closing date: 24 August 2007.

National competition of high tech companies creation: 2008 results

Fabrice Martin

Year 2008 is over. The results of this 10th edition have been released and it is now time for reports. This year, 54% of the 170 award winners are doctorate holders.

French National Assembly, thesis award

Fabrice Martin

Each year, the French National Assembly gives a prize in order to help publishing PhD thesis dealing with French parliamentary history or law.

14th 'Le Monde' Awards for Research


Established in 1997 by 'Le Monde de l'éducation' magazine, this PhD thesis competition, upholded by the Charles Leopold Mayer Foundation, Credit coopératif Foundation and the French Ministry of national education, higher education and research aims at popularizing and disseminating the work of young French-speaking researchers that might influence our scientific, economic, social and/or artistic environment.

In social sciences and humanities

After a two steps selection, 5 award winners will see published a revised version of their thesis- in the 'Partage du savoir' collection of the 'Presses Universitaires de France'.

In life, matter and techno sciences
Five doctors will be rewarded. They will publish an article (written on the basis of the one they provided for the selection with the support of editorial assistance) presenting their work to a wider audience. These articles will be published for free in a dedicated supplement of the daily Le Monde.

Paris City Great Prize of Innovation 2010

Fabrice Martin

Paris City Hall has launched the call for tenders for its new Great Prize of Innovation. Deadline for application : July 2, 2010

Leem Recherche Postdoctoral fellowships

Fabrice Martin

Leem Recherche proposes 6 postdoctoral fellowships in 2007 on identification and/or validation of biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis.

Promising sectors in the Greater Paris Region

Evelyne Jardin

The CROCIS (the Paris Region Observation Center for Trade, Industry and Services) has inventoried high potential business activities in the Greater Paris region.

Career Space of Groupe SEB

Fabrice Martin

At Groupe SEB's, innovation is the first of the 4 cardinal virtues and PhDs are welcome.

ABG celebrates its 30th anniversary, 10 years of the New Chapter in the Thesis and… the next 30 years!

The ABG will celebrate its 30-year anniversary on 16 November 2010, in the presence of Madame Valérie Pécresse, Minister of Higher Education and Research. Thirty years dedicated to helping PhD students, PhDs and their employers, thirty years working for the mobility of young researchers. The event will take place at the University of Paris Descartes Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.

[Read also Skills enhancement, the New Chapter in the Thesis celebrates 10 years.]

This anniversary marks a turning point in the history of the association. Whilst its goals and values remain the same as those of its founders, methods and means are evolving and adapting to an environment of intensive change. Universities are becoming autonomous and pooling their PhD training courses in the framework of the PRES (research and higher education clusters); businesses are involved in innovation and even “open innovation”; PhDs and PhD students are gathering together to form associations, an imperative for their survival… It is no longer possible for any economic or academic player to act in an isolated manner without cooperating and pooling knowledge and skills. It’s the age of collective intelligence.

For an open governance
Bearing in mind these developments, ABG has altered its statutes. The Association of French Regions, the Conférence des Présidents d'Université and the Conférence des Grandes Écoles are now ex officio members. A board of “PhDs associations” has also been formed within the board of directors.

A question of supply and demand

Fabrice Martin

A paper in Nature magazine tries to reconcile those saying too many PhDs are trained and those complaining about the lack of opportunities for jobseekers.

Science and Technology Indicators

Fabrice Martin

The Observatory of Science and Technology has released the 2006 edition of its science and technology indicators.

Mitacs Globalink Research Award – Campus France

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

(Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici)

An initiative and a mobility support between France and Canada intended for Master (M2) and PhD students from French universities. Successful applicants will be able to participate in a research project, supervised by a host professor at a Canadian university, as early as February 2016. Application deadline: November 20, 2015.

Jobs in 2015

René-Luc Bénichou

According to a recent report, research is a promising job. Still, forecasters also predict uncertainties…


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