Our research grants program supports fundamental, translational and clinical research projects. Pilot or exploratory grants for early stage research projects, and advanced grants for projects that have some preliminary data. The Spring call is dedicated to research in both Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities from genetic origin, while the Autumn call is exclusively dedicated to Down Syndrome research.
Eligibility: Principal investigators must hold a long term appointment within an academic institution at least for the duration of the research project.
Calls for proposals: Twice a year.
Pilot grants: 40.000 €
Advanced grants: 80.000 €
The Jerome Lejeune Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded for a period of up to two years and support excellent postdoctoral researchers working in academia. Each year the call is focused on a specific topic in Down syndrome research.
Eligibility: Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent at the start of the fellowship.
Calls for proposals: Once a year in December
Award amount: 130.000 € over 2 years
Postdoctoral fellowships 2021-2022
Young Researcher Award
This prize aims to reward and encourage the work of talented young researchers that are developing or have developed projects with therapeutic potential for Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities.
Eligibility: Be enrolled in at least the second year of a PhD program or have defended their PhD thesis no more than one year before the submission date. Carry out your research work within a French institution.
Calls for proposals: once a year in March
Award amount: 10.000 €
4th-year PhD Scholarship
These individual fellowships subsidize the 4th year of a PhD program for students working on Down syndrome. The objective is to enable these young researchers to finalise their research project and publications in order to advance and pursue their scientific careers.
Eligibility: Be enrolled in the third year of a PhD program within a French institution.
Calls for proposals: once a year in February
Award amount: 40.000 € over 1 year