INRIA is the French national institute for research in computer science and control.  INRIA is dedicated to fundamental and applied research in information and communication technology (ICT). The Institute also plays a major role in technology transfer by fostering training through research, diffusion of scientific and technical information, development, as well as providing expert advice and participating in international programs. By playing a leading role in the scientific community in the field and being in close contact with industry, INRIA is a major participant in the development of ICT in France.

The Foundation works with INRIA on PhD scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships for study in France