Young Researcher Award

Every year, the Jerome Lejeune Foundation launches the Jerome Lejeune Young Researcher Award to encourage and recognise the work of young scientists that are completing or have completed their PhD thesis on Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities of genetic origin.

Open call deadline:

No open call


  • Candidates enrolled in the 2nd year of PhD or who have successfully defended their thesis less than a year before the application deadline.
  • Candidates must be registered in or have obtained their PhD degree from a French doctoral school.


Entries will be considered by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation and the selection of the recipient(s) will take place in May 2021.


An endowment of €10,000 will be awarded. 

Key dates

The call is open once a year between March and April.

Open call: 2021 edition
Deadline: April 22, 2021

How to apply?

Entries can only be submitted in response to the call for Young Researcher Award.

Complete applications must be prepared following the guidelines and should be send as only one PDF file to


Conseil Scientifique – Fondation Jérôme Lejeune
+33 (0)1 5658 5638

Young Researcher Award

All years:

Number of awards: 24

Total Amount: 240.000 €