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L’Institut Servier Research Grants are awarded for one year of research, enabling:

  • French researchers, future PhDs or postdocs in medicine or pharmacy wishing to acquire additional training and/or supplement their research project abroad.
  • Or foreign researchers, future PhDs or postdocs wishing to supplement their training in France, with priority given to the following therapeutic areas: oncology, immuno-inflammatory diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and paediatric diseases.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Reason for the mobility and why it is necessary
  2. Candidate’s scientific studies and publications
  3. Project utility, relevance and scientific quality
  4. Candidate’s personal implication in the project
  5. Added value for the research team
  6. Candidate’s plans for further study after project completion

Terms and conditions

Grant Winners of the October 2023 session

  • Sylvain BODARD

Research Project: “Super-resolution ultrasound imaging of normal and pathological renal parenchyma aided by deep-learning“.

Host laboratory: Pr Leonardo V. RIELLA, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA

  • Benoît BRILLAND

Research Project:  “Transcriptomic analysis in severe autoimmune diseases“.

Host laboratory: Dr David LANGLAIS, Mc GILL University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada    

  • Elsa FEREDJ

Research Project: “Identification and characterization of novel genetic etiologies underlying tuberculosis disease“.

Host laboratory: Pr Jean-Laurent CASANOVA, Rockefeller University Hospital, New-York, USA

  • Jonathan GARNIER

Research Project: “Pancreatectomy with complex vascular reconstruction, which patient and what is the alternative?”

Host laboratory: Pr Christopher L. WOLFGANG, NYU Langone Health, N-Y, USA/ Pr Marc BESSELINK, Amsterdam UMC, Netherlands

  • Nicolas GENDRON

Research Project: ““Evaluation of combination of a PAD4 inhibitor and ADAMTS13 to target NETosis in cancer associated thrombosis”.

Host laboratory: Pr Denisa WAGNER, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA

  • Zine-Eddine KHENE

Research Project: “Development and validation of a radiopathomics model to predict recurrence after surgical resection of non- metastatic clear-cell renal cell carcinoma“.

Host laboratory: Pr Yair LOTAN, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA

  • Amira MAROUF

Research Project: “Identification and targeting of treatment induced resistance mechanisms to novel immunomodulating agents in relapsed or refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma“.

Host laboratory: Pr Santosha VARDHANA, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, N-Y, USA


Research Project: “Pathogenesis of congenital heart block in anti-SSA auto-antibodies exposed newborns“.

Host laboratory: Pr Marie WAHREN-HERLENIUS, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  •  Violaine RANDRIAN

Research Project: “Inducing anti-tumoral immunity through hypersensitivity to Interferon ƴ”.

Host laboratory: Pr Luis DIAZ, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New-York, USA


Research Project: “Role of immune checkpoint inhibitors and comprehensive analyses of immune tumor microenvironment in papillary renal cell carcinoma: a prospective validation cohort”.

Host laboratory: Pr Denis SOULIERES and Dr Zineb HAMILOU, University of Montreal Hospital, Quebec, Canada

  • Nader YATIM

Research Project: “Tissue-specific contribution of clonal hematopoiesis to macrophages in homeostatic and pathogenic inflammation”.

Host laboratory: Pr Miriam MERAD, Mount Sinai Hospital, New-York, USA