Call for students applications. Academic year 2020-2021


In the framework of the Grenoble Graduate School in Chemistry, Biology, and Health (CBH-EUR-GS), the GRAL research programme funds MSc (Master 2) research scholarships. The candidates should be interested in any of the research topics of the labs associated with the GRAL programme at the IRIG institute: IBS, BCI, BGE, CBM, and PCV.

The call is open to EU and non-EU students.

We seek motivated candidates interested in the following Master programmes (2nd year MSc / Master 2 / M2) at Université Grenoble Alpes (taught in English):

Master in biology:

Master in Nanosciences, nanotechnologies:

Master in Physics:

The successful candidates are expected to register to one of the above Master 2 programmes at Université Grenoble Alpes. A GRAL scholarship of 8 000 € is offered to cover the academic year from September 2020 to June 2021, which includes 4 months of courses and 6 months of research internship. A maximum of 7 scholarships are available this year.

Further information can be obtained from GRAL’s Executive Manager:

  • Opening of the call for applications: February 2020
  • Applications must be submitted by May 24th 2020
  • Results: June 2020

Candidates must be accepted and registered in the 2nd year of a dedicated MSc programme (M2) of Université Grenoble Alpes to receive the GRAL scholarship. For more information about registration at Université Grenoble Alpes, check UGA’s website (in French only at the moment). Application deadlines can differ between the different Master programmes.

The candidates must send their application in a unique pdf file to before May 24th 2020 (23:59, CET), including:

  • A cover letter indicating the selected MSc programme at Université Grenoble Alpes, and choices 1 and 2 for the 6-month research internship project
  • A CV
  • Diplomas and copies of academic transcripts equivalent to a 1st year of MSc (or 3-yr BSc and 1 year of MSc), translated to French or English when appropriate
  • Level of language proficiency (e.g. TOEIC, Bulats, etc.) if you’re not a native English speaker
  • One letter of recommendation

The files will be evaluated by a selection committee composed by the GRAL Directory and the MSc programmes’ administration. The admission to a 2nd year MSc programme (M2) at Université Grenoble Alpes is fully independent of the GRAL Master 2 Research Scholarship.

The scholarship is conditional to the registration to a Master 2 programme at UGA, and to the recipient maintaining a satisfactory academic record in the programme.


Non-EU students must contact the CAMPUS France services of their country.

If you’re a non-EU student residing in Europe, look here.

If you’re a non-EU national enrolling for the first time in a university program in France, log in to the Etudes en France platform. This applies if you are a citizen from: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burundi Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, the Republic of the Congo, South Korea, Ivory Coast, Egypt, United States, Gabon, Guinea, Haïti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, Taiwan, Tchad, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, and Vietnam.

If you’re a non-EU national, not residing in Europe, and not citizen of one of the countries listed above, look here.


List of research internships available for the GRAL Master 2 Research Scholarship.
Academic Year 2020-2021


Up to one Master 2 scholarship per group will be funded by GRAL.

Lab. Group Research project Supervisor(s)
BCI IMAC In vitro and in vivo characterisations of five promising biomarkers for the diagnosis and treatment of preeclampsia
Nadia Alfaidy
BCI IMAC Role of N‐myc Downstream Regulated Gene member 4 (NDRG4) in adrenocortical cancer aggressiveness
Nadia Cherradi
BCI PBRC Interactions between Pseudomonas aeruginosa toxin ExoU and its eukaryotic partners
Viviana Job
BCI PBRC Transmembrane pore formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa toxin ExlA
Antoine Maillard
BGE Gen&Chem Function of the ESCRT protein CHMP1B in membrane remodelling
Laurence Aubry
CBM AFFOND Localization and role of Prokineticin receptors 1 and 2 in cerebral vascular endothelial cell
Christel Marquette
IBS CHANNELS Design of light-gated potassium channels
Michel Vivaudou
IBS DYNAMOP Design of advanced fluorescent proteins for super-resolution fluorescence microscopy
Dominique Bourgeois
IBS EBEV Does banana shaped dimeric ALIX influence Chmp4b polymerization and membrane remodelling?
Cécile Boscheron
IBS FDP Deciphering multivalent interactions in the clathrin-mediated endocytosis pathway
Sigrid Milles
IBS IRPAS Molecular interplay at the phagocytic synapse
Philippe Frachet
IBS IRPAS Do C1s mutations identified in diseases affect the function of this immune protease?
Christine Gaboriaud
IBS IRPAS Characterization of the interaction between new recombinant Immunoglobulins M and the complement
Jean-Baptiste Reiser
IBS MEM Development of electron diffraction for 3D nano-sized crystals of proteins
Dominique Housset
IBS MEM Structural characterization of bunyavirus replication complexes by single particle cryo-electron microscopy and tomography
Hélène Malet
IBS MEM Using atomic force microscopy topography to reconstruct large biological complexes
Jean-Luc Pellequer
IBS METALLO Structural study of the Nitrogenase active site maturation using CryoElectron Microscopy in anaerobic conditions
Mickaël V. Cherrier
IBS METALLO Mechanism of radical SAM enzymes involved in the maturation of ribosomally-synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides with antibiotic properties
Yvain Nicolet
IBS MICA Moving Structural Biology into the Cell
Irina Gutsche
IBS MICA Visual Proteomics by high resolution cryo-EM of crude cell extracts
Irina Gutsche & Ambroise Desfosses
IBS MP Engineering production of NADPH oxidase NOX2/p22phox using lentiviral expression system: Towards structural characterization and protein therapy of X-linked chronic granulomatous disease (X-CGD)
Marie José Stasia & Franck Fieschi
IBS PATBAC Exploring the link between the human microbiome and cancer development
Pauline Macheboeuf
IBS SAGAG Enzymatic regulation of cell-surface glycanic landscape in human disease
Romain Vivès
IBS VIC Investigating an epigenetic pathway in a deadly emerging fungal superbug
Carlo Petosa
IBS VIC Nucleoid organisation and dynamics of the radioresistant bacterium, Deinococcus radiodurans, in response to extreme irradiation
Pierre Vauclare & Joanna Timmins
IBS VRM Borna disease virus replication: do N, P and X form a ternary complex?
Thibaut Crepin
PCV ChromDev Impact of epigenome editing on gene expression and cell fate in plants
Christel Carles
PCV Flo_Re Prediction of gene regulatory network from genome sequence
François Parcy
PCV Flo_Re In planta characterization of LFY and UFO interactions
Gabrielle Tichtinsky
PCV LPM Exploring the molecular and structural consequences of UV-B illumination in microalgae using bioimaging techniques
Florence Courtois
PCV StrucDev Determining the function of SEPALLATA3 oligomers in flower development
Véronique Hugouvieux
PCV StrucDev Phyllogen-MADS Transcription Factor Interactions and Dynamics
Chloe Zubieta



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