In the service of health and research for more than 70 years, the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) is one of the largest nonprofit sources of funding for French medical research on all diseases: cancers, neurological and psychiatric diseases, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, diabetes, rare diseases and others.

Every year, it supports more than 400 new research projects, carried out by public research organizations and higher educational institutions (INSERM, CNRS, INRA, CEA, universities, grandes écoles, health institutions, etc.).

Maintaining its independence, the FRM is able to act thanks to the generosity of its donors, bequests and partners.
The Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale is recognized as a charitable organization and certified by the group Don en Confiance.

Denis Duverne

“I am aware that medical research in France needs additional resources. We will continue to promote excellence while striving to ensure that the rate of project selection is sufficient to motivate the best.”

Denis Duverne, Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Key figures in 2020

  • 70+ years

    of medical advances in all areas

  • 404

    new research projects supported in 2020

  • 150+

    diseases fought

  • 53,2 million

    euros devoted to research in 2020

Our Passionate and Committed Team

The FRM brings together volunteers and employees, all committed and driven by the desire to advance research.
Salariés FRM

Regional Committee Leaders

Forum des Comités Régionaux

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.

We use “cookies” to identify you when you visit our website. They are really helpful and we rely on them in order to understand what you do you when you visit : how do you use our website, which articles and sections are popular etc… For more information or to deny the use of cookies, please visit this page (in French)