Thanks to your help
The Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale selects
and supports best innovative research projects

  • 70+ years

    of medical advances in all areas

  • 426

    new research projects supported in 2018

  • 150+

    diseases fought

  • 45.9 million

    euros devoted to research in 2018

Funded research

The Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (Foundation for Medical Research) selects and supports innovative research projects that promise to advance knowledge of all diseases.

But research is a long-term endeavor, and it may take many years before it results in visible human health benefits.
To objectively measure the effectiveness of its support in the short and longer term, the FRM devotes part of its activities to assessing the impact of its efforts. In 2017, researchers supported by the FRM produced more than 1,200 scientific publications.

News : Venite Cantemus

Venite Cantemus is an international choral event in aid of a charitable cause.
At its fourth edition in November 2019 at l’Opéra Comique, Venite Cantemus will support this year research on mental disorders : they appear most frequently before the age of 25, they complexify and make personal relations between the patients and their family and relatives difficult and painful.
Pyschiatric disorders – amongst which autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and depression- affect 25% of people during their life (source : WHO). It is a major public health challenge.

At Our Side

The FRM would not be what it is today without its supporters and patrons. Our supporters have been engaged for many years, sharing their values for innovation and progress for public health. They remain informed about the FRM’s different campaigns, research progress and major discoveries, taking turns in different media to convey the Fondation’s message.

Thierry Lhermitte / ©Maxime Huriez Thierry Lhermitte

Actor, director, writer and producer

“I have the chance to visit FRM-funded laboratories regularly. I’m fascinated to see all these small steps that lead to great progress. I’m proud to share their initiatives and discoveries with the general public.”

Marina Carrère d'Encausse / ©Thomas Léaud Marina Carrère d'Encausse

Doctor, television and radio host and commentator, and novelist

“In 2013, I agreed to be an FRM spokesperson because I appreciate their focus on being of service to all patients and contributing to scientific progress in all areas of health. Since childhood, I have had a great admiration for researchers.”

Nagui / ©Maxime Huriez Nagui

Television and radio host

“With the FRM, no illness, no patient, no scientific domain is ignored. This approach to research appeals to me. I’ve supported the FRM for many years because I have full confidence in its rigor and expertise.”

Marc Levy / ©Karine Belouaar Marc Levy


“As an FRM sponsor, I’ve had the chance to meet FRM-supported researchers and doctors, and I’ve been astounded by their inventiveness, their generosity, their technical skills, and equally by the humility of these women and men who devote their lives to saving ours.”

Our values

  • Engagements


    The FRM is independent of any political, economic or religious power. Its decisions are guided solely by its charitable goals, the needs expressed by researchers and its founding principles and values.

  • Impartialité


    The FRM judges the quality of projects submitted to it impartially. It sets up procedures for research project selection that guarantee this impartiality.

  • Excellence


    The FRM’s goal is to participate in the development of advanced French medical research that brings about medical progress. Scientific excellence and innovation guide the choice of the research projects funded.

  • Transparence


    The FRM follows procedures and controls that ensure the quality of its management and allow its donors to remain fully informed about the use of their donations.

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