The Jerome Lejeune Foundation in its commitment to the research on Down syndrome and other intellectual disabilities of genetic origin, awards every year a 4th-year PhD scholarship to young scientists working on Down Syndrome or Fragile X Syndrome and enrolled in a French doctoral school, facilitating the finalisation of their thesis in the best conditions.
4th year PhD scholarship 2022
Deadline: April 11, 2022
♦ PhD students registered in their 3rd year of PhD in a French university.
♦ The 4th year extension must be well justified.
♦ The research project of the candidate must be directly related to Down Syndrome or Fragile X Syndrome and resulting publication(s) must acknowledge the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.
* Teams can only present one candidate.
Applications will be evaluated and ranked by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.
The Board of Directors of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation will take the final decision based upon the recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Board.
Selection is based on compliance with the eligibility criteria, candidate profile and motivation, scientific excellence of the hosting laboratory and expertise on Down syndrome.
The scholarship covers the salary of the candidate to an amount of 40.000 € for 12 months.
How to apply?
Applications must be prepared following the guidelines and submitted via our online application system.
Awarded 4th-year PhD scholarships
Program started in 2020: 4 awardees
Total amount: 160.000 €