These grants hope to support and promote innovative research in the field of health data analysis.
You can apply if you are doing a Masters, writing your thesis or doing post doc research.

Applications must be submitted on the OpenHealth Institute website before 10th April 2016.

OpenHealth Institute is a non-profit association governed by the French Law of 1901. Created at the end of 2015, its mission is to contribute to general interest projects which create scientific value and promote the use of healthcare data and Big Data from the medical world.

This objective is particularly reflected by the Institute's support for scientific research in France in the field of health data processing.

Project eligibility

Are you doing a Masters, writing your thesis or doing post doc research ? Do you have an innovative research project in the field of collecting and processing health data for public healthcare ?

OpenHealth Institute allocates grants up to 6,000 euros :

  • For masters internships over 4 or 5 months;
  • to support thesis work on new themes in the field of health data analysis;
  • to finance post doc missions, in particular at overseas laboratories.

Applications must be submitted on the OpenHealth Institute website before 10th April 2016.

Projects selection

The projects are selected by our OpenHealth Institute's Scientific Council, based on the following criteria:

  • The project's positioning : originality, scientific pertinence, innovative nature;
  • project content :   the subject and the concepts, suitability of the chosen methodology;
  • project feasibility : realistic objectives, technical feasibility, feasibility within the allocated time-frame;
  • project results : significance of the expected consequences;
  • qualities of the applicant : education and qualifications, publications;
  • reputation of the laboratory : scientific environment, publications.

Grant allocation

When a project is selected, OpenHealth Institute sends the applicant notification of undertaking. It specifies how the grant will be paid and the conditions to be met for receiving the grant. An agreement will be signed by the person receiving the grant and the laboratory or the employer.

Pledge from the beneficiaries

The selected applicants pledge to take part in the different events organised by OpenHealth Institute to promote work carried out with its support and to explicitly mention the support of the Institute in any publications and theses. They also pledge to provide the Institute with the results of any work carried out (theses, publications, etc.) for publication on the Openhealth Institute website.


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By telephone: 33 (0)2 90 69 02 30

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