Candidates should apply to each position independently if they wish to apply to multiple CID51 concours. An application must be filled for each concours. These applications can have similar or different reports and projects. The law forbids changes in applications once the call is closed.

You must follow the Guide du candidat provided by the CNRS. It is recommended to provide

  • a synthetic CV,
  • a complete list of scientific productions: publications, proceedings, patents, software. Preprints, submitted articles or articles in preparation should be mentioned in a different section from articles published in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Candidates are encouraged to mention their mentoring activities, their grant funding, and their implication in the research community (for instance article reviewing, participation to committees, jurys, conference organization)
  • a research report on past activities,
  • a research project. It is recommended to present an integration project (even short) of the candidate in the proposed hosting labs.
  • Recommendation letters are not mandatory but should be downloaded with the application file. Letters sent to the jury after the submission deadline will not be considered.

Interdisciplinarity : The application file should highlight the interdisciplinary aspect of the candidate’s research, by identifying biological aspects and methodological applications.

Application form : We strongly recommend to put together synthetic reports. For example : CRCN : 8 à 10 pages for the research report, and 8 à 10 pages for the research project. DR   : 10 à 12 pages for the research report, and 10 à 12 pages for the research project.

Writing : The CID51 is an interdisciplinary committee: documents are read by reviewers from very different scientific backgrounds. It is therefore important to be didactic and to place your research activities in a broader scientific context.


The CNRS informs the candidates about the duration of the presentation. It is mandatory to respect this timing. Candidates are invited to present their career path, their obtained results, and their research project. The presentation is followed by questions, in a limited time.