The Grants office provides a range of professional services to the ICM community and is also available to external enquiries to build collaborative proposals. It supports the ICM community in securing competitive funds/grants for research.
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Main activities :

  1. Collecting and distributing appropriate information
  2. Providing scientific and administrative guidance and services regarding submission
  3. Negotiating and committing contractual relationships with funding sources
  4. Monitoring, follow-ups, meeting deadlines and scientific reporting of the different
    sponsored research projects



For any questions, please contact the Grants office.



Many different grants :

  • Increase from 13M€ to 15 M€ of grant revenues since 2012
  • Ex : International grants represents 9% of the total budget,
  • 10M€ of grants per year on an average




  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR – the French Research Funding Agency) launch every years few calls covering ICM topics. These calls could involve French or International consortia. Since 2012, 75 proposals were funded. ICM success rate on the last Generic call (AAPG 2017) : 18% against 11,9% at the national level
  • ASSOCIATIONS-FONDATIONS: Numerous associations and foundations offer funding for research in Neuroscience. The grant office aims at identifying all advantageous funding for the ICM teams. ICM teams apply to French association or foundation calls (Fondation de France, Fondation Maladies rares, Fondation pour le Recherche Médicale, Fondation pour la recherche sur le Cerveau, Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose en Plaque…). They obtained more than 252 grants since 2012.
  • Public funding: Public organisations also can provide funds for the ICM researchers (INCA, Ville de Paris, cancéropôle, APHP, Idex Sorbonne Université, ANSES…). ICM teams get more than 120 grants since 2012.




  • 2 major international awards of 1,5 M$ each (Allen Distinguished Investigator & New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Investigator)
  • Since 2012, 37 renowed International association or foundation grants have been reached, among them we can mention: The Paul Allen Family Foundation, THE MICHAEL J FOX FOUNDATION, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, Fondation Schlumberger, Frick Foundation
  • 2 NIH have been also obtained by ICM teams.




The European Commission (EC) finances individual and collaborative projects of excellent scientific quality and high scientific and/or societal impact:

  • EC proposes individual research grants for the early stage and confirmed researchers: ERC Starting, ERC Consolidator, ERC Advanced grants. Since 2012, ICM has hosted /managed 10 ERC grants in coordination (including 7 ongoing) and two ERC grants as a partner.
  • EC allows to support collaborative fundamental projects in the framework of the ERC Synergy call (relaunched in 2017)
  • Through the H2020 (former FP), FET Flagship and IMI grants, the EC provides funding for collaborative translational projects in the field of Societal Challenges, Personalised Medicine, Rare Diseases, e-Health, etc. Since 2012, ICM has managed 11 H2020 collaborative grants.
  • Through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, EC finances collaborative training projects: Innovative Training Networks (dedicated to the post-docs training), COFUND (for docs and post-docs training). ICM is a partner of one ITN. Individual post-docs may apply for the Individual Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowships. Since 2012, 9 ICM post-docs have been granted MSCA fellowships.


10 ERC grants including 8 ongoing

  1. Alberto Bacci (finished): Self-Modulating Neurons in the Cerebral Cortex: From Molecular Mechanisms to Cortical Network Activities
  2. Mathias Pessiglione (finished): Why do we do what we do? Biological, psychological and computational bases of motivation
  3. Frederic Darios (finished): Role of endoplasmic reticulum in neurodegeneration: physiopathology of a form of hereditary spastic paraplegia as a model
  4. Claire Julie Liliane Wyart: Dynamic sensory-motor integration in spinal circuits
  5. Richard Miles: Epilepsies of the temporal lobe: emergence, basal state and paroxysmal transitions
  6. Edor Kabashi: Defining functional networks of genetic causes for ALS and related neurodegenerative disorders
  7. Stéphanie Baulac: Neurobiology of epilepsy genes
  8. Stanley Durrleman: Learning spatiotemporal patterns in longitudinal image data sets of the aging brain
  9. Nelson Alexandre MARCHANTE REBOLA: Impact of NMDA receptor diversity in sensory information processing
  10. Nicolas Renier (informations coming soon)