EUR Live : Calls for PhD are launched

Publié le 4 mai 2020

The PIA founded project (ANR18-EURE-011) of graduate school of research EUR-LIVE is officially starting. Together, UPEC, Inserm and CNRS will study vulnerability in health with an interdisciplinary approach in the educational and research fields of health & biology, public-health & epidemiology, economics, chemistry & environment. Calls for PhD are launched.


le 4 mai 2020

Studying Vulnerability in Health with an inter disciplinary approach

At the crossroad of health/biology, economics and environmental sciences, EUR-LIVE offers unique advanced interdisciplinary research programmes with a strong international focus.
Studying Vulnerability in Health with an interdisciplinary approach in the fields of Health & biology Economics Chemistry & environment.

Studying Vulnerability in Health with an interdisciplinary approach in the fields of
-    Health & biology
-    Public health & epidemiology
-    Economics
-    Chemistry and environment

Why study Vulnerability

Vulnerability is particularly important in the field of health and well-being. Vulnerability is linked to multiple factors and depends on their interaction both at one time and throughout life.

Advancing knowledge on vulnerability thus requires expertise in health, economics and environmental sciences in order to consider health, environmental stressors and socioeconomic inequality from a lifetime perspective. A broader perspective on vulnerability assessment implies to conduct a multidimensional, multilevel and multidirectional analysis and to integrate the work of several fields.


The EUR-LIVE programme gives Master students the opportunity to:

  • Acquire a shared scientific culture, despite their diverse disciplinary background.
  • Make up their own fl exible curriculum with additional courses on vulnerability.
  • Benefit from a close transdisciplinary supervision from multiple tutors related to two disciplinary fields or more.
  • Conduct individual research project across two disciplines at UPEC laboratories and other academic or non-academic partners.


International & interdisciplinary

  • At the doctoral level, EUR-LIVE in association with UPEC’s Doctoral Schools encourage mobility with financial support for internships or grants for research projects.
  • EUR-LIVE will update programmes regularly based on its alumni feedback to ensure optimal professional integration.
  • EUR-LIVE will enhance pedagogical exchanges between different UPEC departments, collaborating with academic and non-academic partners.
  • Graduating from UPEC Doctoral Schools, EUR-LIVE PhD students will achieve their research in co-direction with other universities (national or from abroad).

HOW TO APPLY: Eligibility & selection criteria

High potential students will be selected among UPEC and other national and international universities.

All candidates must complete a formal application, including:
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcript (two last years)
  • Ph.D project (up to 5 pages) including the following topics: Problematic, Literature review, Ph.D Originality, Methodology, References.
  • Academic references are welcome

> Download the call for a Doctoral Scholarship in Economics and Public Health (2020-2023)
> Download the call for a Doctoral Scholarship in Environment and Health (2020-2023)
> Download the call for a Doctoral Scholarship in Health and Biology (2020-2023)


Important dates

Submissions open:  May 04th 2020
Submissions close: June 05th 2020
Decisions on acceptance: July 1th 2020
Start of Ph.D.:  October 1th 2020


EUR-LIVE Coordinator: Prof. Geneviève DERUMEAUX
EUR-Live administrative contact:

Health & Biology:
Prof. Sophie HÜE
Prof. Pascale FANEN

Public Health:

Health Economics:
Prof. Thomas BARNAY

Chemistry & Environment:
Prof. Isabelle COLL