The international interdisciplinary PhD program "Frontiers in Life Sciences" (French acronym: FdV, for Frontières du Vivant), established in 2006 aims at promoting research projects centered on an understanding of Life requiring the blending of different disciplines.
The graduate school recruits students from all over the world that were trained in any discipline (natural sciences, humanities, medicine...). Partner institutions and foundations ensure the long-term continuation of the program and the international character of the recruitment. In addition, special budget will be devoted to promote students scientific life.
The FdV PhD program accommodates students and visiting professors at the heart of Paris, in FdV-dedicated teaching facilities organized to maximize intellectual exchanges.
The FdV PhD program is part of the "Liliane Bettencourt program" created and funded by the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation to help creative and talented students develop their PhD in an environment as enriching as the best world graduate programs.
The FdV school is one of the five graduate schools gathered in the Paris Descartes Paris Diderot PhD Program in Life Sciences