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The call for proposals for the 2017 FFRD Research Grants was open on 20 February.

For this fifth edition, the Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research planned to support 2 research grants1 clinical research project and 1 basic research project of €300K each.

This call for proposals is intended for Francophone researchers groups only.

The application forms must be submitted EXCLUSIVELY IN ENGLISH, with an abstract in French AND in English, in PDF FORMAT ONLY, by filling in the submission form.

Projects must not exceed 8 pages, except abstract, CV and references.

The Scientific Council has to meet on Monday 2 October to preselect candidates who will be interviewed on Monday 6 November.

2- Preselected

We would like to thank all candidates for their interest in the Francophone Fondation for Diabetes Research through their response to its call for proposals on last 20 February.

For this fifth consecutive year, the FFRD received more than 20 application files.

After a very close review of the projects, evaluated first by 3 appointed external experts and then examined at the meeting of the Scientific Council of
 2 October:

7 candidates have been preselected for a face-to-face interview before the Scientific Council which held at the head offices of the FFRD in Paris, on November 6th:

  • Dr Olivier BOURRON, Paris
  • Pr Philippe FROGUEL, Lille
  • Dr Sylvie GUERDER, Toulouse
  • Pr Samy HADJADJ, Poitiers
  • Pr Dominique LANGIN, Toulouse
  • Dr Raphaël SCHARFMANN, Paris
  • Dr Hubert VIDAL, Oullins


Let the FFRD congratulate them for it!

As announced, the FFRD has supported 2 projects : 1 clinical research project and 1 basic research project.

The final decision of the Scientific Council was known following the meeting of November 6th when the 2 recipients of the 2017 FFRD Research Grants have been selected.