The ESPRI program (Team Supported by the Region and by Inserm) demonstrates the partnership that has been forged between regions, local authorities and Inserm. It is intended to support university teams, young teams or host teams, whose quality has been recognized but the critical mass of which is still not enough to warrant being called an Inserm research unit.
The Inserm-CNRS ATIP - Avenir research program offers significant support to young researchers presenting a very high-level innovative research project.
As part of a partnership between the CNRS and Inserm, a program has been put forward to provide significant support to young researchers presenting a very high-level innovative research project. These young researchers may already be in a job or not.
The objective of this program is to encourage the independent working and mobility of applicants through close interaction with the different personnel members on the research sites. To date, the host sites have been centers owned by Inserm, CNRS, CEA or the FRIs. The teams thus created work towards strengthening the host laboratory research system by developing their own theme independently.
This support for innovation and project excellence should lead to the young researchers creating an independent, recognized team at the end of the contract (minimum 3 years, maximum 5).
Projects must fall within the scope of the fields of life and health sciences. Selection, by peers within specialized committees, is based on the scientific quality of the project presented by the applicant.
The funding provided by the program covers:
Depending on the theme developed, these programs may be funded by partner associations of Inserm and the CNRS.