Research fellowships for interns, assistant doctors and veterinarians

As part of its 'training in research through research' policy and strengthening the links between fundamental research and clinical research, therapeutics and in public health, Inserm offers research fellowships enabling early-career doctors, pharmacists or odontologists to prepare a Doctor of Science.

Who can apply?

The research fellowships are for interns, registrars or teaching hospital assistant doctors, doctors, pharmacists or odontologists, who hold a 2-year Research Master's and thesis required for a medical degree on the date on which the position is taken up. This position enables the successful candidate to pursue a Doctor of Science.

The duration of the contact offered is two years full-time.

The host laboratory must be an Inserm research unit.

Research fellowship for veterinarians

Inserm and the French National Veterinary Schools (ENV) want to strengthen ties between their research laboratories in animal biology and comparative pathology.

Within this framework Inserm offers research fellowships to young veterinarians from the ENVs, who hold a Diploma of Fundamental Veterinary Studies (DEFV), or Research Master's 2 on the date on which the position is taken up. The selection criteria and procedure are the same for "Intern and assistant doctors" fellowships.

How are applicants selected?

Applicants are selected based on the following criteria:

  • scientific quality of the research project and its relevance to the host laboratory
  • the applicant's course, research and publications
  • the applicants professional project defended in a covering letter
  • quality of the host laboratory and the doctoral supervisor
  • relevance of the project to the missions of Inserm and of the Theme-Based Institutes within which the project is carried out

An Ad Hoc Committee made up of university hospital representatives and researchers draws up a shortlist of applicants which will be followed by interviews.


Christiane Durieux, Program Assessment and Follow-Up Department  
Marc Cressant, Human Resources Department