Starting Grant

Please note that there will be no more calls for this program.

Starting Grant Directions


« When I was a postdoc student in Switzerland, I had the opportunity to give a seminar on my work at the Institut du Fer à Moulin in Paris and it is where that I learned about the ENP network and its support programs for young researchers.

Read Manuel Mameli Testimonial

The objective of the ENP Starting Grant Program is to attract and support bright scientists working abroad to help them start their career in the Paris region.

Proposals are selected on the basis of their innovative and daring potential, from all fields of neuroscience. They often turn out to be precious assets on the national scientific scene.

The ENP Starting Grant Program (formerly known as Chair of Excellence) supported 5 scientists between 2007 and 2016. They since all obtained tenure positions:

2012 Cendra Agulhon (Univ. Chapel Hill Genetic Medecine Univ., USA) - Université Paris Descartes, Paris

2011 Claire Wyart (Univ. Berkeley, USA) - CRICM, Hôpital de la Pitié Salpetrière, Paris.

2010 Manuel Mameli (Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland) - Institut du Fer à Moulin until 2016, Paris.

2009 Laure Bally-Cuif (Helmholtz Research Center, Munich, Germany) -  Institut Pasteur, Paris.

 2008 Matthias Groszer  (Wellcome trust centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University, UK ) - Institut du Fer à Moulin, Paris