4th-year PhD Scholarship

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation in its commitment to the research on Down syndrome, awards every year a 4th-year PhD scholarship to young scientists working on Down syndrome and enrolled in a French doctoral school, facilitating the finalization of their thesis in the best conditions

Open call deadline:

No open call

Eligibility

♦ 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 and resulting publication(s) must acknowledge the Jerome Lejeune Foundation.

* Teams can only present one candidate.

* The funds provided by the Jerome Lejeune Foundation cannot in any way be used to purchase or make use of human embryonic or fetal tissues or another biological material obtained through abortions, IVF or human cloning or to create new human germinal cells.* 

Selection process

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.  

Amount

The scholarship covers the salary of the candidate to an amount of 40.000 € for 12 months.

Application procedure

Applications must be carefully prepared following the guidelines.

Complete applications should be send as only one PDF file to: conseilscientifique@fondationlejeune.org

FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Conseil Scientifique – Fondation Jérôme Lejeune
conseilscientifique@fondationlejeune.org
+33 (0)1 5658 5638

4th-year PhD scholarship Award

Program started in 2020: 2 awardees

Total amount: 80.000 €