Support to event organization

The SFBD subsidizes every year scientific events in the field of developmental biology (conferences, colloquiums or thematic schools) organized in France. The amount of grant is between 500 – 1000 euros depending on the importance and the duration of the event. The SFBD Call for Applications has a yearly deadline on the 15th of June and 15th November.

STATUS : open DEADLINE : the call is closed for 2023 Next call opens in 2024 500-1000


How to apply?

The application file (in English or in French) must contain in one single pdf file:

  • The detailed program of the event
  • A letter describing the event and justifying the request to the SFBD

Selection procedure

The selection is made by the SFBD Board based on the content of the application.

  • The theme of the scientific event must correspond to the fields covered by the SFBD
  • The logo of the SFBD needs to appear in the program and on the poster of the event
  • Our support does not cover department retreats
  • The organizers do not necessarily need to be members of the SFBD

Application form

Events supported in 2023

Inaugural French Zebrafish Meeting

Organised at the institut Agro de Montpellier October 18-20, 2023

Marseille PBE (Plant Biology Europe) meeting 2023

Organised at the Palais du Pharo in Marseille, July 3-6, 2023

27th European Drosophila Research Conference (EDRC)

Organised in Lyon, October 20-23, 2023

Plant Peptides and Receptors 2023

Organised at the ENS de Lyon, October 2-4 2023

Workshop “Biophysics of gastruloids”

Organised on the Luminy campus in Marseille November 27-28, 2023

35th French Drosophila Meeting

Organised at the LAzaret in Sète, October 14-17, 2024

Journées André Picard 2024

Organised at the Oceanographic observatory of Banyuls sur Mer, February 1-2, 2024

Ver Midi XXV

Organised in Lyon, on April 2nd, 2024

Symposium IBPS – 10 years

Organised at the Institut de Biologie Paris Seine (IPBS), November 6-8 2024

Coup de projecteur sur les organoïdes cérébraux : pourquoi et comment ?

Organised at the Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon (CRNL) in Lyon, on December 2023

Work “piRNAs and PIWI proteins”

Organised at Genopolys in Montpellier, April 3-5, 2024.

I4th Joint meeting of Paris Area Drosophila & Nematodes Communities

Organised at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris, on June 17th 2024

International final conference of the NEUcrest project

Organised at the Belambra Club, Giens, on March 3-6 2024

Events supported in 2022

Qbio symposium MeMoDEvo

Organized at the Pasteur Institute in Paris on December 12 and 13, 2022

Disque imaginal de drosophile
34th French Drosophila Research Conference

Organized in Sète, from October 9 to 12, 2022

Neurodevelopment Symposium adjacent to FENS forum

Held in Paris from July 9 to 13, 2022

Tri-Regional Developmental Biology Meeting

Held in Strasbourg on June 20, 2023

4th edition of ComSciCom France

Held in Nancy from July 3rd to 5th 2023

13th days of the André Picard network

Organized by the IBPS in Paris on March 27 and 28, 2023

Thematic School: from 3D culture to the organoid, a multidisciplinary approach

Held in Toulouse, from October 9 to 13, 2023

14TH DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY COURSE: From Stem Cells to Morphogenesis

Held in Paris from October 17 to 26, 2023

VIP@DIF: when Worms meet Drosophila

Scheduled in Paris on June 19, 2023

Events supported in 2021

12ème journées du Réseau André Picard

Organized at Villefranche sur Mer (Sorbonne University), on 24th and 25th of march 2022

“From stem cells to morphogenesis”, International Course in Developmental Biology

Organized at Sorbonne University (Institut Curie, Paris), autumn 2022

Summer school MusKLE

Organized at Lyon, on 25-30 june 2022

Events supported in 2020

The VERMidi XXIII meeting 

Initially organized at Sorbonne University in Paris – Organized remotely due to Covid19 on March 13th 2020 

The EMBO Workshop: Muscle, formation, maintenance, regeneration and pathology

Initially planned in Gouvieux, 5-10 april 2020 – Postponed October 25-30 due to Covid19

The Mechanics in Developmental Biology Meeting

Initially organized at the Institut Curie in Paris, on April 17th 2020 – Organized online June 12th

18th day of the Neural Network Development Club 

Organised at the Institut de la Vision in Paris, on June 12th 2020 – cancelled

The 1st joint VIP/DIF-Day annual symposium

Organized at the Institut Jacques Monod in Paris, on June 18th 2020 – postponed to December 9th 2020

The Drosophila Development and Genetics in Toulouse; 30 years and beyond

Organised at the CBI in Toulouse, 17-18 September 2020

The 11th international course “From stem cells to morphogenesis”

Organised by the Institut Curie and Sorbonne University in Paris, September 16 – October 4 2020

The 34th French Drosophila Meeting 2020

Organized on 11-14 October 2020 in Sète, France

The 2020 Quantitative Approach of Life Colloquim

Organized in Paris at the begining 2021

Events supported in 2019

Workshop on molecular mechanisms controlling flower development

Organized on the French Riviera, June 18-22 2019

10th International Tunicate Meeting

Organized in Villefranche-Sur-Mer, July 7-12 2019

10th Developmental Biology Course: From Stem Cells to Morphogenesis

Organized by the Institut Curie and Sorbonne University in Paris, September 16 – October 16 2019

33rd annual French Drosophila conference

Organized in the Lyon ENS, November 6-9 2019

Meeting Cilia, Flagella & Centrosomes

Organized at the Institut Imagine in Paris, November 27-29 2019

Events supported in 2018

Mechanobiology and Physics of Life

Organized in Clermont-Ferrand, January 30th 2018

Cell migration in health and diseases

Organized by Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, June 27 – July 3 2018

32nd French Drosophila Meeting

Organized in Presqu’ile de Giens, October 9-12 2018

Events supported in 2017

Interdisciplinary spring school on animal and plant morphogenesis 2017

Organized in Montpellier, February 26 – March 4 2017

European Amphibian Club 2017

Organized in Rennes, June 28 – 30 2017

Club des Belles Souris 2017

Organized at the Centre de Biologie Intégrative in Toulouse, November 9th 2017


Organized in Athens, October 5-7 2017

31st French Drosophila Meeting

Organized in Presqu’ile de Giens, November 7 -10 2017