ApogeeBio 2022

The ApogeeBio post-doctoral fellowship program gives you an opportunity to join a research team at Genopole, a leading French biocluster for academic research and innovation located just south of Paris.

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IMPORTANT: Update of the timelines
  • Deadline for submission 30 January 2023
  • First phase of selection (assessment of the full application dossier) February -> April 2023
  • Second phase of selection (interview step) April  -> May 2023: precise dates will be communicated asap so as you can anticipate in case of selection to this step
  • Notification of final selections  May 2023 
  • Grant establishment process up to 6 month after notification


Projects must start within the six months following the signing of the grant.

ApogeebioWho can apply?

The programme is intended to enhance and stimultate the international mobility toward Genopole biocluster. In order to apply to the ApogeeBio fellowship programme, the applicants have to demonstrate that they are responding to the following binding eligibility criteria presented in the table below. It will be also the responsibility of the hosting team to check that the application of the candidate is in line with the requirements.

Eligibility Criteria 



Academic Training/Experience

On the date of application, the candidate should have a PhD or four years of experience as a researcher; he/she must be among the first three authors for at least one manuscript, either published, in press or accepted for publication.

Career time frame

Candidates can apply within the four years following the obtainment of their PhD or after four years of research experience.
The point of reference for this time frame is the application deadline. A one-year extension is accorded per pregnancy, parental leave or national service.

Research topics

Total freedom is given to the applicant to design the research project and to choose the most appropriate host institution among partners

MSCA Mobility Rule

Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, research mobility, internships, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months, successive or not, in the three years immediately prior to the application deadline.
Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account in this mobility rule. A declaration on one's word of honor will be requested for the mobility rule.


The call is open to researchers of any nationality.

Formal proposal criteria

Any application received after the precise date and time of the deadline will be ineligible.
Applications must be complete.
Applications must be submitted in English.
Only one application per call and per fellow.

ApogeebioApplication file

Sign in to your candidate space to complete your application file.
The application need to be filled out in English and comprise the following items.
  • The candidate’s extended CV must contain all basic data including personal information, educational background (graduate, post-graduate, PhD, other degrees), research and/or trainer activities, track record, etc.
  • The research proposal must contain the following items (10 pages max.)
    • Publishable abstract and up to five keywords (1 page max.)
    • Description of the project, including background and aims, methods, figures and references, significance and scientific soundness compared to the current state of knowledge within the setting of the project (9 pages max.)
  • A personal statement (maximum 2 pages, written personally using no templates) to include:
    • Career objectives
    • Activities envisioned to enhance one's scientific profile within the academic or private sector
    • Targeted collaboration opportunities beyond the academic sector
    • General motivation for participation in the program
  • Letters of recommendation: Two letters of recommendation must be included. The letter authors should describe the applicant's previous research activities, research capacities and working experience.
  • Ethics declaration: A check list and guidelines from the EU Horizon 2020 are provided to identify ethical matters relating to their research proposal. A table will be provided to the applicants.
  • Declaration on one's word of honor for the mobility rule (c.f. eligibility criteria)
    • Copy of PhD certificate or equivalent document attesting to the four-year research experience.

ApogeebioETHICS aspects of the research

“Consider that ethics issues arise in many areas of research. Apart from the obvious example, the medical field, research protocols in social sciences, ethnography, psychology, environmental studies, security research, etc. may involve the voluntary participation of research subjects and the collection of data that might be considered as personal. You must protect your volunteers, yourself and your researcher colleagues. Start thinking about ethics while designing your research protocols."

Ethics also matter for scholarly publication. Major scientific journals in many areas will increasingly require ethics committee approval before publishing research articles. Thus, you should be prepared for ethics procedures whatever the source of its funding.

How to complete your ethics self-assessment?


ApogeeBioo has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034259