First Step - English version

1.       Objectives of the program

The First step projects (projets Tremplin international) are exploration tools open both geographically and thematically. They aim to initiate a new collaboration between a young researcher (up to 5 years after recruitment at Inserm – eligible to Atip-Avenir and ERC starting grant fellows) and a foreign team. They are intended to begin and develop scientific and technological exchanges of excellence between two research laboratories. The creation of a First step project must demonstrate a potential for complementary expertise.

The duration of this partnership is one (1) year.

Beyond the resources directly mobilised by the participating laboratories, First Step projects will be granted funding of 10000€ for one year (fixed amount).

2.       Schedule of the call

Opening : June 21st, 2021
Closing : September 13th, 2021, at 5:00 PM (Paris Summer Time)

The candidates will be informed of the results at the beginning of 2022. The projects will start in 2022

3. Documents for the call

To be consulted :

In order to register, you must acces to your Eva3 account : https://www.eva3.inserm.fr/login
If you do not have an Eva3 account, please refer to the following technical guide :

To be downloaded and uploaded on Eva platform in the final stage of submission:

  • The application form including the scientific project – to be downloaded and completed
  • A list of relevant scientific outputs of the laboratories – to be downloaded and completed
  • A recommendation of the Head of the laboratory ("DU") – to be downloaded and completed
  • The CV of each coordinator (French and foreign) - no forms imposed
  • A support letter signed by the foreign coordinator, indicating, the case being, funding which could be attributed to the project. - no forms imposed

4.       Contact

firststep@inserm.fr