Context & Conditions

  • Depends on the ANRT
  • 13,000 beneficiaries since 1981 ~ 1400 CIFRES / YEAR
  • Business / Lab / PhD Partnership
  • 3 types: Conventions / Defense (DGA) / France-Morocco (CNRST)
  • CDI or CDD of 36 months


  • The ANRT on behalf of the Ministry in charge of Research pays the company an annual subsidy of € 14,000 for 3 years for a gross annual salary, on a permanent contract contract or a three-year fixed-term contract, at least equal to 23,484 €.
  • Like any expenditure contributing to the development of a company’s R & D, the remaining costs are eligible for the Research Tax Credit (RTC) of 30%.
  • Expenses incurred in collaboration with the academic research laboratory may also be eligible for the Research Tax Credit.

Additional Information

  • Success rate 80%
  • Cotutelle with a possible foreign laboratory
  • Possibility to apply for the whole year
  • Lengthy period for adoption: 3 months
  • IP Returns to Industrial (unless agreed to)
  • The institution retains the freedom to use the results for its own research


  • Personalized information (companies & laboratories)
  • CIFRE telephone “discovery” 15 minutes via the website
  • Possibility of cotutelle with foreign laboratory
  •  Possibility of Twin CIFRE with a doctoral student

Key dates in the call for project

  • Call - Permanently open