There are different possibilities/types of thesis funding. First of all, there is the doctoral contract, which is one of the main sources of doctoral funding in France. In Aix-Marseille University (AMU), the recruitment processes for doctoral candidates on the institution's doctoral contracts are organized largely by the doctoral schools (ED) (see ED websites) and partly by the doctoral college, which coordinates 5 thesis call for proposals (AAP) mechanisms: Inter-ED, AMU-DGA (club of DGA partners), AMU-CEA Cadarache, International SHS Partnership and H202020-MSCA-COFUND DOC2AMU programme.
Other sources of funding for the thesis include CIFRE (Convention Industrielle de Formation par la Recherche), EJD (Emploi Jeunes Doctorants) contracts funded by the PACA regional council (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), Labex, A*MIDEX, etc.
Most French research organizations, EPST (CNRS, INRIA, IRD,...) or EPIC (CEA, IRSN, CNES,...) also finance thesis projects in the form of doctoral or research contracts. There are also other sources of thesis funding proposed by foundations or research associations (FRM, AFM, Ligue contre le cancer, Oréal,...)