1- Terms

The call for proposals for the 2021 FFRD Research Grants was open on 15 February.

For this ninth edition, the Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research planned to support 2 research projects: 1 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.

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

The Scientific Council has to meet on Monday 4 October to preselect candidates who will be interviewed on Monday 8 November.

2- Preselected

As each year, we would like to thank all candidates who responded to the call for proposals of 15 February 2021 and submitted their application.

As announced, the Francophone Foundation for Diabetes Research planned to support 2 research projects: 1 clinical research project and 1 basic research project  of €300K each.

For this ninth year, we received nearly thirty application files.

Having carefully studied the projects, first evaluated by 3 appointed external experts and examined at the meeting of the Scientific Council of October 4th:

7 preselected candidates  have been selected for a face-to-face interview before the Scientific Council on November 8th, in the FFRD’s offices in Paris.

  • Dr Olivier BOURRON, Paris
  • Dr Agnès COSTE, Toulouse
  • Dr Isabelle DUGAIL, Paris
  • Pr Mariana IGOILLO-ESTEVE, Bruxelles
  • Dr Ralf JOCKERS, Paris
  • Pr Etienne LARGERParis
  • Dr Sylvaine YOU, Paris


The FFRD would like to congratulate them!

The final choices of the Scientific Council will be communicated to the 2 recipients of the 2021 FFRD Research Grants at the end of the hearings day on November 8th.