mardi 29 septembre 2020

Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)

Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
Types of funding


IF: Individual Fellowships ITN: Innovative Training Networks COFUND: Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes
For PhD holders or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline. For universities, research institutes and other sectors from across the world to train researchers to doctorate level. For organisations that fund or manage doctoral or fellowship programmes.
Deadline 2019:
11 sept 2019

Deadline 2019:



Deadline 2019:
26 Sep 2019
Indicative timetable 2020:
08 April 2020 - 09 September 2020
Indicative timetable 2020:
12 October 2019 –-09 January 2020
Indicative timetable 2020:
08 April 2020 - 29 September 2020


More information:

Download the MSCA work programme (for 2018-2020).

mardi 27 octobre 2020

AFM-TELETHON 2020 Scientific call for proposals

Types of financing:

  • Trampoline grant: intended to support young teams or investigators early in their professional career (either permanent or non-permanent position), and/or early stage innovative and high risk projects. This grant is awarded for a maximum of 50,000 euros for one year.
  • Research project for one year, renewable for a second year, and exceptionally for a third year. There is no recommended or maximum budget. Funding can range up to 200K€ for multi-teams and multi-year projects. However, the average amount granted per project is 40K€/ year.
  • Post-doctoral fellowship for one year, renewable for a second year.
  • PhD fellowship for a maximum of three years.

Please note that Fellowship salaries (PhD and post-doctoral fellowships) cannot be included in the budget of a Research grant or a Trampoline grant. PhD and post-doctoral fellows must submit a separate application to cover their salary.


Calendar for the next fellowship and grant calls:

2021 Renewals: Research Grants and Postdoctoral Fellowships

Deadline: October 27th, 2020 17:00 (Paris France Time, UTC+1)

Decision: February 2021


This International Call for Proposals, open to both French and foreign teams, aims to support research which will:

  1. Increase our understanding of the neuromuscular system
  2. Encourage the development of therapies for neuromuscular diseases and rare genetic diseases


Special ATTENTION will be given to projects on innovative therapies for diseases caused by mutations in mitochondrial DNA


  1. Increase our understanding of the neuromuscular system
  2. Fundamental research projects aimed at increasing our understanding of molecular, cellular, physiological and pathological mechanisms, involving the structure and function of skeletal muscles, motor neurons, neuromuscular junctions, aging and degeneration/regeneration in physiological and pathological conditions.
  3. Research projects aimed at increasing our understanding of the clinical and genetic heterogeneity of neuromuscular diseases.
  4. Genetic cardiomyopathies with muscle structure abnormalities.
  5. Understanding the physiopathology of smooth muscle in relation to neuromuscular diseases.
  6. Differentiation of adult, embryonic and iPS stem cells into skeletal muscle or motor neurons (in physiological and pathological conditions).
  7. Genetic/epigenetic regulation of genes and characterization of gene regulation networks within the neuromuscular system.

Nota Bene: Concerning projects on ALS, priority will be given to therapeutic innovation.


  1. Encourage the development of therapies for neuromuscular diseases and rare genetic diseases
  2. Gene and/or cell therapy for rare genetic disorders
  • Breakthrough innovation
  • Gene transfer and gene correction
  • Genome editing
  • Genetically modified cells
  • Development of delivery strategies
  • Control of the immune response (auto-immunity, anti-vector and anti-transgene responses, etc.)
  1. Strategies for modifying gene expression both at the gene and RNA level
    • Projects based on gene transfer, chemical molecules or biotherapies
  2. Pharmacotherapies of neuromuscular diseases.
  • The proposed projects must be exclusively focused on neuro-muscular diseases
  1. Translational research: tools for evaluation of treatments for neuromuscular diseases
    • Outcome measures: functional, connected objects, imaging
    • Genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic biomarkers of pathologies and/or therapies
    • New cellular, tissue and animal models





dimanche 01 novembre 2020

Dispositif CIFRE (Conventions industrielles de formation par la recherche)

Depuis plus de 30 ans, le dispositif Cifre - Conventions Industrielles de Formation par la REcherche - subventionne toute entreprise de droit français qui embauche un doctorant pour le placer au cœur d'une collaboration de recherche avec un laboratoire public. Les travaux aboutiront à la soutenance d'une thèse en trois ans.

Télécharger la brochure

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samedi 08 janvier 2022

Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant Award

PA-19-195: Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (Parent F31)

Application Due Date(s):
Cycle I Due Date April 8; Cycle II Due Date August 8; Cycle III Due Date December 8
Expiration Date: January 8, 2022