Ecole des Neurosciences de Paris (ENP)

The Ecole des Neurosciences de Paris (ENP) is a non-profit foundation created in 2007 by the French Ministry of Research and Higher Education. In 2015, the ENP gathers a network of 109 teams located in  21 research centers in the Paris region performing research in 7 areas:

  • Neurogenetics/neurodevelopment
  • Neuropharmacology/cell signaling
  • Neurophysiology/ systems neuroscience
  • Neurological and psychiatric diseases
  • Cognitive Neurosciences/neuropsychology
  • Computational Neurosciences/ neural theory
  • Interface Physics /technology/Robotics
Since 2007, ENP has launched, recruited and/or supported, through 4 mains programs (see below):

  • 17 Invited International scientists hosted by ENP teams;
  • 63 Scientific events supported and/or organized by ENP;
  • 5 Starting grant: start-up support for young group leaders;
  • 63 Graduate students, now 27 alumni.
ENP’s main actions 
You are a scientific personality and wishes to start a sabbatical stay in one of the ENP teams? ENP gives you this opportunity through the “Invited Scientists” program.
  • Applications have to be submitted by a team leader from ENP
  • Free duration from 3 to 12 months
  • General costs covered by ENP
  • Help to find accommodation in Paris
  • Year-round applications
You are a junior foreign research team wishing to start your career in France? ENP helps you develop and materialize your research project in France.

  • Initial selection by the Research Centers of the ENP & applications have to be submitted by an ENP team leader
  • Prospective teams have to come from abroad
  • Decision by steering committee and ENP Board of Trustees
  • The junior faculty commits to participating to the training program of the ENP
  • No deadline
  • A 4-year program open to all students having carried out their most recent university studies outside France
  • One call per year:
  • Free application
  • Working language: English
  • Attractive fellowship
  • Affordable quality education in France