Second call for applicants launched

AUFRANDE is recruiting for more than 40 doctoral research positions as part of its highly ambitious interdisciplinary program, bringing together universities, research institutes and non-academic institutions worldwide.

Each open position proposes three research projects from which applicants are invited to choose the option that best suits them.

AUFRANDE researchers will benefit from high standards and excellent working conditions in France, including international experience with a long-term stay in Australia, access to research discipline experts, and top-level training, as well as close interactions with academic and industry leaders across the world, enhancing their career potential and employability.

The program aims to recruit 64 doctoral researchers in total.

The second call for applicants opened on 27 November 2023 and will close on 24 January at 11:59 PM CET.

See the positions.

AUFRANDE is co-funded by the European Union and committed to the MSCA’s best practices for providing sustainable training and international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility.


Sunday 1 October was International Coffee Day but more importantly, it was also the day we officially launched AUFRANDE.

The program, co-funded by the European Union and partners, will run for the next five years. To prepare for this big moment, the coordination team at RMIT Europe has spent the last year:

  • negotiating and formalising legal agreements with our partners
  • securing pairings for co-hosted PhD positions
  • organising online meetings with the consortium
  • progressing co-tutelle agreements between our French and Australian universities
  • communicating our latest updates on social media

We have ran the first call for applicants and is progressing through the enrolment of the selected candidates. We can’t wait to introduce them to you! Follow us and be the first to meet our new AUFRANDE fellows.

Would you like to join them? Don’t miss the second call for applicants, opening in November! More than 30 PhD fellowships will be available for excellent candidates.