Child Brain Institute

Child Brain Institute

Call for Expression of Interest


The Child Brain Institute aims to federate scientists around a global project, going beyond the health framework to address all the vulnerabilities of the child’s cognitive development. Our aim is to better understand the developing brain in order to provide children with the tools they need for learning, education and health. The Child Brain Institute aims to contribute to the construction of a public policy, in terms of parenting, educational strategies, early signs detection for knowledge and evidenced-based prevention and care.


A new 4 floors building will be built within Robert Debré Hospital (Paris, France) in direct connection with the current premises. It will house care units and new research platforms to facilitate innovation and excellence. It aims to federate scientific forces around a project that apprehends the different facets of the child’s affective and cognitive development as well as the phenomena that can affect them, in order to address the multiple challenges faced by the most vulnerable.


The Children’s Brain Institute aims to bring together internationally recognized teams in a single building as part of a unique partnership between the Hospital, NeuroSpin, INSERM, CNRS, Institut Pasteur and Université Paris Cité.

To reach this objective, a Call for Expression of Interest (CEI) is launched to the scientific community: biological sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. At the end of this CEI, we expect to have a better representation of the teams interested in joining the building of the Child Brain Institute as well as their projects.

Once the CEI is concluded, a call for proposals will be issued inviting teams to submit a full proposal. The best teams with excellent projects related to the themes of the Child Brain Institute will be selected by an international jury.

Submission of Application file to the following address:


Closing date of the call for expressions of interest: 30 June 2022 at 11:00 (CEST)