Calls

Plas@Par finances by various types of grants, high quality and innovative research projects within the Plas@Par community.
We launch regular calls for projects such as :

  • PhD and Post-doctoral projects
  • Grants for hosting international researchers
  • Equipment and innovative starting projects
  • Master scholarships in partnership with a foreign laboratory

The typical frequency of these calls is once per year. To stay tuned, get information directly via our RSS feed

For conferences, workshops and thematic schools, projects can be submitted all year round.

Previously funded projects are listed here.

Calls in progress

Permanent call

Sponsorship for European projects set-up and organization

PLAS@PAR encourages the organisation of European projects amongst PLAS@PAR members (including associated members) and international partners on subjects related to plasma physics.

We provide support for the organisation of meetings, travel expenses, invitations of partners.

The call is open all year round. The project must be sent to direction.plasapar@listes.upmc.fr 

The Steering committee will then evaluate the proposal.

 

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Permanent call

Sponsorship for conferences, workshops, thematic schools & educative events

PLAS@PAR may support conferences, workshops, thematic schools and educative events related to plasma physics and organized by PLAS@PAR members.

The call is open all year round. The project must be sent to direction.plasapar@listes.upmc.fr 6 months before the event.

Beyond the global interest for Plasma Physics and the relations with the Labex scientific objectives, the level of funding will depend on:

  • The global impact for the Labex community (composition of the program committee, speakers)
  • The global impact for Sorbonne Universities community
  • The support provided to students and young researchers.

A scientific program including oral contributions from researcher from the labex not belonging to the Scientific Committee will be considered as an added value.

The Steering Committee will then evaluate each proposal.

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A list of funded conferences and events is avalable here.

Postdoctoral projects 2018

Deadline November 17th 2017, 20:00

PLAS@PAR will fund subjects for postdoctoral positions for up to 18 months.

The details of this call can be found in the documents below.

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Description of the call:

In 2017, PLAS@PAR will fund postdoctoral positions for up to 18 months.

The monthly gross salary is about ~ 2880€ for a postdoc who recently obtained his PhD, and ~ 3160€ for a postdoc who obtained his PhD more than 3 years ago.

Comprehensive strategy:

The subject must be relevant to at least one of the WPs of PLAS@PAR, which are:
· WP1: fundamental processes in plasmas
· WP2: numerical simulations (code development)
· WP3: innovative experiments or observations

The thematic field should cover at least one of the six themes of PLAS@PAR:
(i) Turbulence, instabilities and energy transport, (ii) Magnetic reconnection, (iii) Shocks, (iv) Matter in extreme conditions, (v) Plasmas in molecular gases, (vi) Interaction of plasmas with solids and liquids.

 

Submission and selection process

The project must be submitted by email to: direction.plasapar@listes.upmc.fr before November 15th 2017 (20:00):

• A first eligibility scan will be done by the steering committee.

• The International Scientific Council will establish a list of the projects, which will be interviewed on January 15, 2018.

The position for the selected projects will be widely advertised. The final laureate will need approbation by the steering committee of the Labex.

NB:

• 18-month contracts should start before April 30th, 2018.

• 12-month contracts should start before September 30th, 2018

 

Evaluation criteria:

For the evaluation of the proposal, the International Scientific Council will appreciate the following criteria:

Relevance to PLAS@PAR’s themes:

• Scientific excellence and impact

• Objectives (well-defined, original)

• Feasibility with the time allocated

• Clearly set methodology

• Legacy (e.g., new model, patent, new experimental set up, etc.)

• Visibility (e.g., international collaborations)

Will be considered as important criteria for this call:

• Federacy (interaction between multiple labs within PLAS@PAR)

• Explicit links with large scale research infrastructures (for instance: ITER, LMJ-PETAL, X-FEL, SPIRAL-2, FAIR, ELI, APOLLON)

• Applications in the field of stellar plasmas.


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Autumn Call for Invitations of international experts in 2018

Deadline November 17th 2017, 20:00


PLAS@PAR will fund invitations for international researchers and university teachers to stimulate and foster the PLAS@PAR community. Our motivation is to stimulate emerging work that would not have existed without the help of PLAS@PAR. The mission is limited to a maximum duration of 2 months, funded fully by UPMC on PLAS@PAR budget. In this call we will fund in total up 8 months of research invitations.

The details of this call can be found in the documents below.

 

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Description of the call:

The support from PLAS@PAR given to the project allows structuring the Labex. The call targets an invitation of foreign teachers or researchers (a mission limited to a maximum of 2 months, funded by UPMC on Labex budget). In this call, the Labex will finance a total of 8 months of invitations.
Besides the scientific relevance of the project (including international positioning, aim and expected results of the collaboration), the following criteria will be taken into account during the evaluation process of the proposal by the steering committee:
·     Relevance of the project with respect to the objectives of PLAS@PAR (see below),
·     Cross work between teams of PLAS@PAR,
·     Training activities (seminars, lectures, summer school, etc.)

Comprehensive strategy:

The subject must be relevant to one of the WPs of the PLAS@PAR, which are:
·     WP1:  fundamental processes in plasmas
·     WP2: numerical simulations
·     WP3: innovative experiences and observations
The thematic field of the proposal should cover one of the six themes of the project
 (i) Turbulence, instabilities and energy transport, (ii) magnetic reconnection, (iii) shocks, (iv) matter in extreme conditions, (v) Plasmas in molecular gases, (vi) Interaction of plasmas with solids and liquids.

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