Open – 2023

Chairs of excellence in Biology and Health - 2023

The French Health Innovation Plan 2030 aims to return France to its position as leader in Biology and Health innovation. To reach the best international level, France must extend its commitment to the whole value chain, from basic Life Science research to translational and clinical health research, and support innovation. It must provide enough resources to attract or maintain nationally the world’s top researchers in their field. These researchers, who are leaders in Biology and Health research, will strive to make France a leader among countries capable of producing scientific knowledge, of generating innovation and encouraging Biotech and Medtech development to improve public health, attract international investments, and major health industrials.

The Chairs of excellence in Biology and Health measure aims to provide leading researchers of all origins with significant funding to conduct new major projects, over a 5-year period, in France. These Chairs are either open to researchers already working in a French institution, or researchers working abroad and seeking to create a team or join a research institute in France. They will enable the development of their research programmes, and provide leverage to apply to major European calls for proposals.

The budget for this call is set at €80 million, for a maximum amount of €2 million per Chair. This call will be subject to 3 rounds per year, namely 40 to 50 Chairs funded.

Stage 1 is a pre-selection stage, at the end of which only the shortlisted applications will be invited to submit a full application and will be invited to an interview (Stage 2).

Closing date to submit the letters of intent (stage 1)

Round 1: 20 June 2023 at 11:00 am (CEST)
Round 2: 21 September 2023 at 11:00 am (CEST)
Round 3: 23 April 2024 at 11:00 am (CEST)

Closing date to submit full proposals (stage 2)

Round 1: 17 October 2023 at 11:00 am (CEST)
Round 2: 16 January 2024 at 11:00 am (CET)
Round 3: 10 September 2024 at 11:00 am (CEST)

Attention: an updated version of the call has been published on the 6th December 2023.

Opening : 2023-05-17 at 09:00 CEST
Full proposal submission closing date R2 : 2024-01-16 at 11:00 CET
Letter of intent submission closing date R3 : 2024-04-23 at 11:00 CEST
Full proposal submission closing date R3 : 2024-09-10 at 11:00 CEST



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