A second group of 71 laboratories has been selected for a share of a €1 billion funding pot aimed at establishing world-class research teams in France.
The laboratories join 100 others selected in March as beneficiaries of the French government’s “excellence laboratories” or Labex fund.
The 71 projects will divide up €534.5 million, with the rest of the €1bn going to the round 1 winners. Each will receive “significant” funding between now and 2020 to enable them to purchase equipment, attract talent and increase their international visibility.
The laboratories, selected from 195 entries, cover a variety of fields, with 27 per cent specialising in biological sciences, 24 per cent in social sciences and humanities, and 20 per cent in energy.