IHU ICAN Summer Camp - Young Researchers Summer Camp

Are you a doctoral or post-doctoral student?

IHU ICAN organizes summer and fall camps 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, as well as the winter camp organized by our partner, the CMDO network.


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Past and future camp dates

  • Summer Camp (Paris):
    • June 20 to 23, 2022
    • June 12 to 16, 2023
    • Next entries: early 2024
  • Fall Camp (Emirats Arabes Unis – UAEU):
    • December 11 to 15, 2023 – Registrations until mid-October 2023
  • Winter Camp (Québec – CMDO) :
    • February 3 to 7, 2023
    • February 2 to 9, 2024 – Registration deadline: October 31, 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 the IHU ICAN summer camp

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…

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.