Starting Grant Testimony

 Laure Bally-Cuif and Zebrafish Neurogenetics

I spent several years abroad with my team willing to come back to France and join ENP. But waiting times for grant applications, their uncertain results, and the small number of tenured positions offered each year made it very hard for us to do so. Integrating research teams formed outside of France or rebuilding quickly an efficient good-size team are not easy tasks.

The ENP Starting Grant offered me a fast and personalized support, adapted to the specific needs of my team. They covered immediately salaries for the post-doc students who moved along with us and all expenses for their required material. I have been able to rebuild my team quickly, kept on working and stayed competitive at an international scale.