Core fellows

The call for Core fellows is currently closed. 

The next call for Core fellows will be announced in December 2019. Stay tuned! 


Research leaders seeking a home to expand their research focus or jump start a new research program within the premise of CRI research priorities and wish to contribute as pillars and mentors of the CRI Research community. Fellows are required to hold a permanent position in France (see Note below) and can relocate their active research group to CRI. A research funding package will be allocated to the successful candidates (see below).


Develop bold, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects and/or pilot methodologies, supported in part by external funding. Play a leading role in mentoring, teaching, and collaborative activities within the CRI. Extend CRI external research network and partners.

Application stages

1. Online Pre-proposal (due January 30th, 2019 23:00 CET)

  • Online form questionnaire (includes general info, project abstract, nominations for reference letters, and other questions)
  • 4-page project description (download template here)
  • 2-page CV, highlighting top 3-5 publications
  • Full publication record

The abstract, questionnaire and electively the project proposal, will be shared within the CRI community for comments and suggestions aimed at further enhancing the project. All documents are uploaded via the online form and must be in English.

2. Feedback period ends (February 11th, 2019, 23:00 CET)

3. Final proposal – amending initial submission based on the feedback received (due February 17th, 2019, 23:00 CET)

4. Pre-selection – Criteria: (i) past research achievements (ii) scientific quality of project (iii) overlap with CRI strategy and fellow call, (iv) fit with the CRI environment. Response to candidates will be notified by February 23rd.

5. Final selection – preselected candidates will be invited to Paris for seminars and interviews with the international Scientific Advisory Board that will make the final recommendation (obligatory presence in Paris, March 18-19th 2019).

Funding and Resources

Research funding package includes: small equipment and consumables (up to 60,000€/year, depending on fellow’s budgetary needs), and support in financing a project team of postdocs, PhD students, and short-term interns (up to 1.5 person/year). The fellows will benefit from CRI Research lab facilities and expertise (see here)