i-Bio encourages seed projects, risk-taking and originality. Projects should be designed for a period of 2 years and written in English. Proposals must be returned by email to sciences-ibio@sorbonne-universite.fr before January 5, 2023. Please use the form downloadable here. An acknowledgment of receipt will be sent within 48 hours.

The project will be presented by a person, referred to as the coordinator, holding a permanent position (researcher, lecturer-researcher, engineer or technician at Sorbonne University, CNRS, Inserm, etc.) and affiliated to a group of the IBPS or the IFM.

The project will necessarily involve a partner holding a permanent position and coming from a different scientific discipline than the coordinator. The partner’s team must be affiliated to Sorbonne University Alliance or to one of the members of the European University Alliance 4eu+.

  • The coordinator and the partner of one given project can belong to the same UMR but not to the same team.
  • Two people from the same team can participate in two independent projects.
  • One person can be involved in several submitted projects, by only once as a coordinator.
  • Coordinators and partners of collaborative projects funded by i-Bio in 2022 are not eligible for this call.

The scientific evaluation panel in charge of the project selection will be composed of external peer reviewers, chosen for their scientific expertise related to the projects being evaluated. Each proposal will be evaluated by two members of the scientific evaluation panel. The evaluation criteria are the quality and originality of the scientific project, the strength of its interdisciplinary approach and the complementarity of the collaboration. The scientific evaluation panel will meet up in February 2023 to discuss each proposal and determine the ranking of the proposals. i-Bio will publish the list of projects selected to receive funding commencing in March 2023.

The selected projects will be financed up to a maximum amount of 50 k€ per project. The allocated funds will be available until the end of 2024. The following costs are eligible: staff expenses, instrument and material costs, outsourcing/subcontracting, mission expenses and travel costs.