Call for projects 2021 : Postdoc/Engineer Allocation

3 June 2021 → 10 September 2021



Exceptionally this year, Postdoc/Engineer allocation and Equipment funding will be evaluated independently, and the research project have to be link with one of these three categories:

Co-development of innovative technologies & methods. The aim of this type of project is to support the establishment of innovative/disruptive technologies which will benefit the Life Science community.

Dissemination of Innovative Technologies for Life Sciences. The aim of this type of project is to support the establishment of competitive technology platforms and to introduce relevant prototypes in biological research environments.

Prematuration project of innovative technologies for life sciences. The goal is to support pre-maturation of projects aiming at the creation of technology start-ups.

For each project category, details of the eligibility criteria are provided in the application form.

Prematuration Projects will be given priority.



Any research team from the region Ile de France can apply with a project in line with the aims, positioning and thematic axes of the DIM.

A researcher can only coordinate one project within the framework of this call but can be partner in other projects. A researcher that has been selected for funding in 2020 cannot apply to this call.

Collaborations with partners come from different institutes are encouraged but not required. Additional teams can participate to the project to bring additional specific expertise without geographic limitation. Team out of the region Ile de France will not be funded. A start-up/company can be associated to the project but will not have access to fund.

If you apply for equipment funding you cannot apply for postdoc/engineer allocation and vice versa.

The proposed project should not have been previously supported by another DIM, the SESAME program, a program from the Genopole or a collaborative project from a competitive cluster.

Project selection will be organized by the DIM ELICIT Steering Committee and will be based on external evaluations. Results will be announced in November 2021.

Applications will have to be sent to

We will acknowledge the receipt of all the applications within a week.

Projects will have to be written in English.



• Application form
• Resume of person to be recruited if already identified



In the context of this call 2020, the DIM ELICIT will fund for each project either a:

o a post-doctoral allocation (65-70k€)
o an engineer salary (65-70k€)


Application Form

Full description of the call can be downloaded by clicking here.


Additional Info

For any question about eligibility requirements, please contact either or