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Programme for EArly-stage Researchers in Lille

Project description

Helping PhD students combine science and scientific solutions

The EU-funded PEARL project is offering top quality doctoral programmes for 30 Early-Stage Researchers to perform interdisciplinary research projects in the four areas of precision health, science for a changing planet, information and knowledge society, and changing cultures, societies and practices. The selected scientific domains proposed by PEARL combine science and scientific solutions with societal approaches to build tomorrow’s inclusive society. This doctoral programme is co-funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and the French National Research Agency. One of the top aims of PEARL is to train the researchers for scientific and technical excellence. A second goal is to boost their careers by providing them opportunities for inter-sectorial and international mobility.


PEARL, proposed by I-SITE ULNE, will target three main objectives: (1) training, in an interdisciplinary context, a generation of early-stage researchers (PhD students) for scientific and technical excellence and equipping them with unique skills in terms of transferable background, fully build on selected societal challenges needs. (2) implementing innovative actions aimed at boosting the careers of PhD students, exposing them to inter-sectorial (via a strong network of public and private organisations) and international mobility (taking advantage of a unique cross-border campus), and at enabling them to develop skills via an efficient mentoring and managerial scheme and (3) helping I-SITE ULNE to achieve its main goal: to be ranked among Europe's 50 leading reference universities and to be recognized at the highest international level.

Meeting European standards for doctoral studies, PEARL aims to welcome and guide recruited PhD students in the best conditions, provide them with a secure and unparalleled environment to carry out their research. The selected scientific domains proposed by PEARL combine science and scientific solutions with societal approaches to build tomorrow’s inclusive society promoting citizen well-being, aiming at transferring fundamental discoveries to applied technologies, to produce tangible innovation in society. PEARL will offer top quality conditions and a highly attractive environment of excellence, intended to fuel student’s desire to learn, as well as boost their taste for entrepreneurship and, creativity in research. The interdisciplinary / transnational character of the PhD projects, along with international and inter-sectorial secondments will be an asset for the future employability of PhD students both in and outside academia.


Net EU contribution
€ 2 440 800,00
42 rue paul duez
59800 Lille

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Hauts-de-France Nord-Pas de Calais Nord
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Other funding
€ 2 440 800,00