Call for proposal: ATIP – Avenir Program 2018

Under a partnership between Inserm and CNRS, a call for proposals is launched aimed at:

  • Enabling young scientists to create and lead a team within an established Inserm or CNRS laboratory in France. The ATIP - Avenir teams will strengthen the research of the host units but will develop independently their own scientific project.
  • Promoting mobility and attracting young team leaders of high-level working abroad.

The ATIP - Avenir grant is allocated for a period of 3 years. After evaluation, it can be extended for an additional 2 years.

It is open to any young scientists, whatever their present position and nationality, who have defended their PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) for over 2 years and under 10 years (PhD between September 15th 2007 and September 15th 2015). Successful applicants will have to develop their projects within a structure in which he/she has not been working for more than 18 months and will not find any previous mentors (of PhD and/or post doctorate). Laureates of a grant for the young researchers similar to the ATIP-Avenir program are not eligible (e.g. ANR or ERC programs to manage a research group). ATIP-Avenir laureates can candidate to similar programs, but cannot cumulate funding for programs similar to ATIP-Avenir.

Applicants cannot apply for more than two different ATIP-Avenir calls.

Projects must relate to Life sciences or Health. The contract will have to begin during the first half of the year 2019. Applications from clinicians and qualified women are strongly encouraged. Projects should comply with ethics rules of Inserm and CNRS.

Opening: October 17th 2017

Applications must be submitted in electronic form before November 16th 2017

For more information click here (pdf).