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NIDA–Inserm Postdoctoral Drug Abuse Research Fellowships for U.S. and French Scientists

Application Deadline: May 1

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (Inserm) have established a binational postdoctoral research exchange fellowship program. In fiscal year 2014, NIDA will support up to two fellowships for French scientists to work in the United States with a current NIDA grantee, and Inserm will support up to two awards for U.S. scientists to work in France with a mentor at an Inserm research unit or center.

What Does the Fellowship Include?

The 6- to 12-month fellowship may be renewed once (after evaluation of the first fellowship period) and provides rigorous postdoctoral research training in the United States (for French applicants) or France (for U.S. applicants).

  • French scientists spending their fellowship in the United States will receive an annual stipend of $42,000USD for living and personal expenses and a $6,000USD stipend to cover the cost of personal health insurance and professional development activities. NIDA will provide one round-trip, economy class airfare for the fellow only.
  • U.S. scientists spending their fellowship in France will be employed by Inserm under a temporary contract providing an annual salary between 34,200€ and 45,600€ (depending upon the number of years of postdoctoral experience), including personal health insurance. Inserm will provide one round-trip, economy class airfare for the fellow only.

What Are the Requirements for Applicants?

French applicants must:

  • Hold an earned doctoral degree in medicine or biomedical sciences.
  • Have completed postdoctoral research demonstrating the ability to engage in independent research.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of France.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of France.
  • Be eligible for a J-1 visa to enter the United States.
  • Be proficient in written and spoken English.

U.S. applicants must:

  • Hold an earned doctoral degree in medicine or biomedical sciences.
  • Have completed postdoctoral research demonstrating the ability to engage in independent research.
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Live and work in the United States at the time the application is submitted.
  • Be eligible for a temporary-stay visa to work in France.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are proficient in written and spoken French.

What Are the Requirements for Mentors?

Fellows must conduct their research with an eligible mentor at an eligible institution.

French mentors:

U.S. mentors:

  • Should be a current NIDA-funded researcher (extramural or intramural) conducting research in computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, statistics, genetics, or epigenetics related to addiction whose project will be active throughout the proposed fellowship period. Researchers funded by other NIH Institutes may be considered on a case by case basis.
  • Should be a researcher included in the List of Prospective NIDA-funded Mentors (PDF, 215KB).
  • Must work at an institution that sponsors the U.S. Department of State “J” Exchange Visitor Program and can prepare and issue the requisite Form DS-2019 for the NIDA–Inserm applicant and his/her dependents.

How Should I Apply?

The NIDA–Inserm Drug Abuse Research Fellowship application requires careful and thorough coordination between the applicant and mentor.

Individuals wishing to apply must:

  • Contact an eligible researcher who is willing to serve as a mentor.
  • Notify the NIDA International Program (for the French applicants) and the Inserm Department of National and Foreign Affairs (for the U.S. applicants) of their plans to apply.
  • Write a no more than three -page research plan for working with the mentor to investigate computational neuroscience, bioinformatics, statistics, genetics, or epigenetics in drug abuse and addiction.

Have the mentor complete his or her section of the application and submit the application to:

French applicants:
NIDA International Program
c/o IQ Solutions, Inc.
11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 901
Rockville, MD 20852 USA
Telephone: +1-301-984-1471
Fax: +1-301-984-1473
Email: ip@nida.nih.gov

U.S. applicants:
Département des Partenariats et des Relations Exterieures – DPRE
Inserm
101 Rue de Tolbiac
75013 Paris, France
Telephone: +33 1 44 23 61 80
Contact: Agnès Kergus (agnes.kergus@inserm.fr)

What Materials Should I Use To Apply?

Instruction and application materials for the NIDA-Inserm Drug Abuse Research Fellowship can be downloaded from this website in Microsoft Word format.

When Should I Apply?

Application Deadline: May 1

When Will I Be Notified That I Have or Have Not Been Selected?

Notification of Award: July 1

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