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PhD Thesis Scholarships and University Research Grants

Natixis Foundation for Quantitative Research awards scholarships to doctoral students and grants to academic research projects.

Requirements for PhD thesis scholarships

Natixis Foundation issues on a regular basis call for candidatures to university doctoral programs, schools of management and master’s programs. Projects selected by the Scientific Committee of Natixis Foundation are allocated a three year scholarship for a total amount of 100,000 euros. Half-scholarships are also awarded as well as grants to complete PhD theses.

The next call for projects will be issued in February 2013


Financed theses

  • 2013 Scholarship

Géraldine Bouveret, alumnus from Imperial College of London

Thesis topic: Risk Management in Pension Funds: Portfolio Optimisation under a Dynamic Solvency Constraint in Probability

Thesis supervisor: Professor Jean-François Chassagneux

  • 2012 Half-scholarship

Pierre Blanc, alumnus from École des Ponts Paris Tech and of Master 2 “Probabilités & Modèles Aléatoires” of University Pierre & Marie Curie

Thesis topic: Market impact and limit order book

Host Research Laboratory: CERMICS ParisTech and University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée

Thesis supervisor: Professor Aurélien Alfonsi

  • 2008 Scholarship

Andréea Minca, alumnus from École Polytechnique and of Master 2 “Probabilités & Modèles Aléatoires” of University Pierre & Marie Curie

Thesis topic: Mathematical modeling of financial contagion

Host Laboratory: “Probabilités & Modèles Aléatoires” – University Pierre & Marie Curie

Thesis Supervisor: Professor Rama Cont

Andreea Minca graduated in 2011 and is now Assistant Professor at Cornell University.