ATIP-AVENIR Program 2014

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As part of a partnership, Inserm and CNRS launch a call for proposal to allow young researchers to develop and lead a team in a French research structure (teams thus created will aims to strengthen the research of the host but will develop independently their own theme), promote mobility and attract laboratories young team leaders of high level.

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) within the last 10 years (after October 29, 2003). 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 postdoctorate). Laureates of a grant for the young researchers similar to the ATIP-Avenir program are not eligible (e.g. "Young investigator" or "Chairs of Excellence" ANR programmes or “ERC Starting Grant”). No more than two applications are allowed.

Projects must relate to Life sciences or Health. The interdisciplinary projects allying the biology to the mathematics, physics, informatics, chemistry, public health (more specifically economic and social sciences research about social determinants of health), will be examined with a particular attention. Applications from clinicians and qualified women are strongly encouraged.

- Annual grant of € 60,000.
- Two-year salary for a postdoctoral researcher.

In addition, non-tenured successful applicants are guaranteed a monthly gross salary of € 3,600 (before tax deduction) for 3 years.

The host laboratory will provide the team with a dedicated research area of about 50m² (infrastructures fees will be paid by the host lab) and access to the local technological facilities.

Applicants may submit their proposal without an identified host laboratory but must then in parallel contact Inserm and/or CNRS to help identifying a suitable scientific environment.

- Deadline and applications on EVA website : November 29, 2013.
- Contacts : at Inserm Christine Guillard, Christiane Durieux (, at CNRS Catherine Cavard (
- Download the Call for Proposal 2014 (En) (pdf)

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