Each year the Jerome Lejeune Foundation and the Sisley-d’Ornano Foundation launch a call for jointly-awarded postdoctoral fellowships. These aim to support the career development of promising young scientists working on fundamental, translational and clinical aspects of Down syndrome and other genetic diseases with intellectual disability.
Open Call deadline:
No open call
In 2021, the research conducted by the postdoctoral fellow applicant should be dedicated to:
♦ Candidates must hold a doctoral degree or equivalent at the start of the fellowship.
♦ The research project of the candidate must be directly related to the topics of the call.
♦ The research project is to be conducted within an academic institution.
Important: 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.
How are applications selected?
Projects will be evaluated and ranked by a dedicated selection committee composed of 4-6 external reviewers.
All applications are evaluated by the selection committee based on compliance with the eligibility criteria, scientific excellence, novelty, feasibility and potential impact on clinical or therapeutic applications, quality of the research environment and the profile of the applicant.
How much money is awarded?
The Jerome Lejeune and Sisley-d’Ornano fellowships are awarded for a period of two years to an amount of 130.000 euros.
The number of fellowship awarded will depend on the annual budget allocated by the Jerome Lejeune Foundation to the calls.
When can I apply?
The call for postdoctoral fellowships opens from December to February.
Awarded Postdoctoral fellowships
All years/last 5 years:
Number of fellowships: 16
Total Amount: 2.080.000 €