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SFV “Michel Cantarel” student grant

To encourage young researchers' works the French Vacuum Society (SFV) will reward 5 PhD students attending  PLATHINIUM 2023. The 'Michel CANTAREL' Grants consist off a certificate (diploma) and a cash prize of € 300 for each awarded student.


To be eligible for the “Michel Cantarel” Student Grant, the Applicant must:

  • be registered as a graduate student
  • present an oral or poster contribution (see Application section)
  • pay the registration fees
  • be present during the Closing ceremony


To compete to the "Michel Cantarel” Student Grants, PhD students have to check "yes" in the Abstract submission form (section: SFV “Michel Cantarel” Student grant) and must send by email to the Conference Secretary before 3rd July 2023:

  • One short-CV (3 pages maximum) including:
    • Date of birth
    • Date of thesis beginning and tentative date of PhD discussion (from 15 September 2022)
    • Name of the PhD supervisor(s)
    • School, University curriculum
    • Career path (if needed)
    • Abstract of the PhD work
    • List of publications and communications (oral, poster)
  • Motivation letter written by the applicant
  • Support letter from the PhD supervisor(s)
  • Copy of the 2022-2023 student card



The documents listed above must be received by July 3rd by email to the Conference Secretary. The support letter must be sent by email by the supervisor.

The SFV “Michel Cantarel” Student Grant' Committee will proceed in 3 steps:

  • By the end of August, a first selection: 8 finalists will be chosen based on the scientific and the originality of the work.
  • The Final selection will proceed during the conference: The Committee will attend the selected presentations (during oral and poster sessions) in order to decide for the best works.
  • The Granted PhD students will be rewarded during the Closing ceremony at the end of the conference.





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