Applicants have been informed by email of the results of step 1 concerning the letters of intent. Candidates selected for step 2 have until May 15 (midnight) to submit a complete application and a CV of their supervisor(s) via the « démarches simplifiées » platform.


In order to support research on psychotrauma and resilience, the Cn2r opens a call for student applications to fund two grants:

1 end (last year) of doctoral degree grant (1 year)
1 post-doctoral research grant (2 years)

The research projects submitted by the applicants may be any discipline, provided that they centrally address psychotrauma and resilience-related topics. The methodological quality of the project, its innovative nature, as well as its feasibility and transdisciplinarity will be considered. The experience, domain of expertise, publications, and communications of the applicant will also be assessed.


The research project will need to be primarily conducted within a French laboratory, regardless of the student’s nationality. Collaborations with foreign laboratories are nevertheless entirely possible. The winning projects will benefit from methodological support from the ‘Cellule d’Aide Méthodologique’. For this purpose, the applicant and his supervisor will be invited to sign a reciprocal commitment agreement. The candidate will also have the possibility of being hosted on an ad hoc basis at the Cn2r’s offices in Paris or Lille.

End of doctoral degree grant

Object : helping students with a scientific or medical background in the finalization of their thesis, by allowing them to obtain a 1-year funding extension.
Prerequisite : to be enrolled in a doctoral program during the 2022-2023 academic year – the thesis will have to be defended by the end of the 12-month funding period.
Funding: 40 000€ maximum including the salary (at least 85%), operating costs and small equipment. Registration fees are not eligible.
Payment arrangements : 80% of the funding at the beggining of the contract, after signing the agreement. The remaining balance after validation of the final report.

Post-doctoral grant

Object: the implementation of a 2-year long research project.
Prerequisite: joining the host laboratory by the end of December 2022.
Funding: 110 000€ maximum including the salary (at least 90%), operating costs and small equipment. Registration fees are not eligible.
Payment arrangements : 60% of the funding at the beggining of the contract, after signing the agreement. 20% at mid-term upon submission of an intermediate progress report, the remaining balance after validation of the final report.


Applicants must submit a letter of intent (step 1) by completing the document provided. This letter of intent will be evaluated by a scientific committee. Applicants whose letter of intent will be selected will be asked to submit a more complete application file (which will be sent by email). This file will be reviewed by a member of the scientific committee and an external evaluator (step 2). It will notably include a summary of the candidate’s previous work, a detailed description of the research proposal and the work environment in which the scientific project will be conducted (including a CV from the supervisor). Candidates whose applications will again be selected will be invited for an audition (step 3).


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