Young Researchers Camps

Are you a doctoral or post-doctoral student?

IHU ICAN organizes training and information weeks (summer camp, fall camp, winter camp) on pursuing a career with a PhD, aimed at doctoral and post-doctoral students in its ecosystem.

Whether you’re going into public or private research, or simply want to put your PhD to good use in a new professional environment, these camps are for you!

Find out more about past and future editions below.

Past and future camp dates

  • Summer Camp (Paris):
    • June 10 to 14, 2024 – Registration open
    • June 12 to 16, 2023
    • June 20 to 23, 2022
  • Fall Camp (Emirats Arabes Unis – UAEU):
    • December 11 to 15, 2023 – “Diet sustainability and cardiometabolic health”.
  • Winter Camp (Québec – CMDO) :
    • February 2 to 9, 2024 – Registration closed
    • February 3 to 7, 2023


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Application criteria

  • Be a doctoral or post-doctoral student or a research professional in an ICAN community team
  • Be supported by your hierarchy
  • Have never participated in a similar camp organized by the IHU ICAN or its partners

Documents to provide

  • Curriculum vitae with detailed “contributions” section
  • Cover letter for summer camp participation

IHU ICAN Summer Camp (Paris, France)

Every year, IHU ICAN organizes a summer camp for doctoral and post-doctoral students from its ecosystem, to talk about their professional future. Whether you’re going into public or private research, or simply want to make the most of your PhD in a new professional environment, this camp is for you!

On the program:
Career workshops on research careers
Presentation of the IHU ICAN, with a tour of the ICAN Omics and ICAN BioCell iPS platforms and the Biological Resource Center (BRC).
Workshops on scientific topics and the use of healthcare data…

Autumn camp (Al-Aïn, United Arab Emirates)

For the first time in 2023, IHU ICAN is organizing an autumn camp in Al-Ain (United Arab Emirates) in partnership with the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU).

Dedicated to sustainable nutrition and cardiometabolic health, this unique camp is an opportunity to discover advances in Emirati basic and clinical research.

On the program:
– New perspectives on sustainable food consumption
– How to combat obesity?
– The development of artificial intelligence to combat cardiometabolic diseases
– Presentations by Canadian and French nutrition experts
– Enriching cultural discoveries
– And much, much more!

CMDO Winter Camp (Canada)

Organized by the CMDO network in Canada, the winter camp offers a week of intensive training in interactive workshops with internationally renowned speakers.

Thanks to the precious moments of conviviality it offers, the winter camp is a privileged space for networking, which opens up new postdoctoral opportunities across the Atlantic to participants in the field of fundamental, clinical and epidemiological research in the field of cardiometabolic health.

Learn more about winter camp

Our partners

Since 2014, ICAN has established strong links with the Quebec Network for Research on Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity (CMDO) with the objective of creating a strategic and lasting partnership between France and Quebec on training in the research in the field of cardiometabolic health, diabetes and obesity. This transatlantic program allows young research professionals from the IHU-ICAN and all the universities of Quebec on Canadian soil to work together each year.

In 2023, the IHU ICAN had the pleasure of welcoming young Emirati researchers from the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) in Abu Dhabi to Paris for a week’s training at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital.