For more than 75 years, the Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) has been fighting for life, by stimulating and supporting progress that has the potential tomorrow to improve and save lives.

By adopting a multidisciplinary approach, la FRM encourages, selects and finances promising research projects across all diseases: cancers, cardiovascular diseases, neurological and psychiatric diseases, infectious diseases, and others.

Convinced of the importance of fundamental research, the breeding ground for all medical innovation, the FRM lends its support to projects of excellence, aiming to increase the knowledge and know-how needed to develop innovative concepts at the origin of major advances, benefiting our health.

Constantly striving to disseminate the knowledge linked to medical research to as many people as possible, the FRM develops and deploys varied materials providing scientific information.

Each year, the FRM lends its support to more than 400 new research projects conducted in the laboratories of public research bodies and higher education (INSERM, CNRS, INRA, CEA, Universities, prestigious schools, health institutions, etc.).

The FRM is independent and carries out its efforts thanks to the generosity of its donors, testators and partners.
The Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale (FRM) is recognized as being for public interest and has been awarded the "Don en confiance" (Giving with confidence) label.

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 2021

  • 70+ years

    of medical advances in all areas

  • 379

    new research projects supported in 2021

  • 150+

    diseases fought

  • 48,4 million

    euros devoted to research in 2021

Our Passionate and Committed Team

The FRM brings together volunteers, volunteers involved in regional committees and employees, all committed and driven by the desire to advance research.

FRM employees

Our values

  • Independence


    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.

  • Impartiality


    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.

  • Transparency


    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.

  • Innovation


    It is central for the FRM to be a part of a permanent forward-looking approach, in particular: in its work methods, in the scientific information materials, in its reflection regarding accessibility to scientific data.

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