mercredi 14 octobre 2020

Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award:

PAR-20-021: NINDS Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) for Training of Postdoctoral Fellows (F32 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Application Due Date(s):
February 11, 2020, June 9, 2020, and October 14, 2020, February 11, 2021, June 9, 2021, October 14, 2021, February 9, 2022, June 8, 2022, and October 11, 2022.
Expiration Date: January 8, 2023

jeudi 15 octobre 2020

Fondation de France : Bourse d'étude sur la maladie d'Alzheimer de la Fondation Philippe Chatrier

La Fondation s'attèle à financer les projets de recherche sur les traitements, mais aussi sur le diagnostic précoce de la maladie d’Alzheimer : pour que les traitements nouveaux soient efficaces, il faut qu'ils soient administrés dès les premiers stades de la maladie.

Critères d’attribution :

  • Etre chercheur post-doctorant
    • Travailler sur la maladie d’Alzheimer
    • Priorité à ceux souhaitant passer un an dans un laboratoire à l’étranger


Date limite : 15 octobre 2020

mercredi 21 octobre 2020

Paris Region Fellowship Programme (European co-fund): Call for proposals

The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP) is a EU co-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) in the frame of the European Commission H2020 programme that will strengthen the research capacity and international influence of the Paris Region, in France.

The two main challenges of the 5-year programme starting in January 2021 are:

  • Recruiting a total of 52 international leaders of all nationalities at post-doctoral positions in research and innovation, covering a large panel of disciplines
  • Providing intersectoral mobility, specifically created professional training and career development measures for these experienced researchers

The first call with a deadline in October 21, 2020 will recruit 26 researchers for 2-year post-doctoral fellowships.

In compliance with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie mobility rule: applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the last three years before the call deadline e.g. October 21st, 2020 for the 1st call. The applicant is asked to certify this in the Application Form.

If your subject of research belongs to one of the 13 “Domains of Major Interest” labels endorsed by the Paris Region (including the DIM ELICIT core technologies or end-user applications), you are concerned and you can find out further information on the Région Île-de-France webpage:

You can directly apply here:

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





vendredi 30 octobre 2020

Le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT) : bourses de recherche postdoctorale (B3X)

Le FQRNT attribue des bourses de 30 000 $ aux postdoctorants. La durée minimale de la recherche postdoctorale est de six mois et la durée maximale est de 24 mois.

La recherche postdoctorale doit être effectuée dans un autre établissement que celui qui a décerné le doctorat. Les milieux d'accueil hors du Québec internationalement reconnus sont privilégiés.

Pour bénéficier d'une bourse de formation, il faut avoir la citoyenneté canadienne ou la résidence permanente au sens de la Loi sur l'immigration et la protection des réfugiés (L. C. 2001, ch. 27) et être domicilié au Québec au sens de la Loi sur l'assurance maladie du Québec.

+ d'infos :

samedi 31 octobre 2020

The Branco Weiss Fellowship – Society in Science

The fellowship is designed for postdocs at home in sciences, engineering and social sciences who are willing to engage in a dialogue on relevant social, cultural, political or economic issues across the frontiers of their particular discipline.
The Branco Weiss Fellowship is designed to support postdoctoral researchers after their PhD and before their first faculty appointment. Those in current postdoctoral positions are also eligible.

More information:

mardi 10 novembre 2020

BrightFocus Foundation: Alzheimer's Disease Research Grant


BrightFocus provides research funds for U.S. domestic as well as international researchers pursuing pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of Alzheimer's disease.

Full Proposal deadline: 10 November 2020, 5:00 PM EST

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards:

Postdoctoral fellowship awards are intended for young researchers in their final stages of mentored training. These awards fund projects in an established laboratory that will serve as the basis for the applicant's own independent research career.

  • Award Amount: $200,000
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Fellowships are limited to researchers within 5 years of doctoral degree conferral (or end of residency). All other applicants are encouraged to apply for a standard award.

lundi 01 février 2021

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds: PhD fellowships

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds awards PhD fellowships to outstanding junior scientists who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project of approximately 3 years in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.
The fellowship comprises a competitive monthly stipend that is initially granted for 2 years and that can be extended for up to another 12 months.

Deadlines of application: 1 February, 1 June, 1 October of each year.

More information: