We demand the reinstatement of 300 positions offered through the CNRS recruitment campaign

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Public research is facing difficult times, yet its importance for society has never been more critical. At a moment in time when we are being confronted with the challenges imposed upon us by climate change, when democratic regimes face profound questioning, and when we must be increasingly vigilant in the face of “fake news”, never has the necessity to understand the world in a collective and unbiased manner, as well as to shed light on these things that threaten us, been more urgent.

Even so, the elimination of 340 permanent CNRS (National scientific research centre / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) positions has been planned to occur by 2022, and this is in addition to the 1581 permanent positions that have already been eliminated since 2005.

We cannot remain silent in the face of this significant lack of investment in research, in the face of the sacrifices of an entire generation of young researchers, and in the face of the presaged loss of expertise and attractiveness of our research system. We must demand support for fundamental research. Today, we must again act. Recent budgetary news have given us the opportunity: for the 2019 CNRS recruitment campaign only 250 positions will be opened, while 300 were opened last year (-17%) and in the years preceding. The heads of the various CNRS research sections have recently sounded the alarm via a text published in Le Monde, and it behooves every researcher, every academic, every student, and every citizen to lend them their support.

By defending the CNRS we participate equally in the general defence of higher education and of public research in France, and we act in favour of the production and diffusion of knowledge to the largest possible audience.

To demand the reinstatement of the 50 positions that have been eliminated this year please sign and join the 11572 first signatories (see the complete list at the bottom of the page) !

Signez ici !

Rendez nous les 50 postes !

**your signature**

11,572 signatures



How do we finance 50 CNRS positions?

The average cost of a CNRS researcher, averaged over his or her entire career and over all grades, is about 100 000 euros per year (this includes salary and contributions to social security, retirement, etc.). 50 positions are therefore valued at 5 million euros. Where can we find 5 million euros? Here are a few suggestions: – The ANR (National Research Agency / Agence Nationale de la Recherche) has seen a 65-million-euro budget increase over 2 years. 5 million euros for the CNRS is therefore feasible. – Program 190, which concerns dual research (civil and military) distributes 92 million euros per year to large private companies without any traceability (according to the La République En Marche ! party spokeswoman for the “Research and Higher Education” mission of the 2019 budget proposal). Taking 5 million euros to finance CNRS positions would not be scandalous*. – The research tax credit represents 6 billion euros of fiscal expenditure, with results that we can barely see in terms of innovation (for example, in terms of patents or publications). *It is of note that an amendment with this exact goal was proposed by a deputy of the La République En Marche ! party, but it was rejected by the majority!

Firs signatories

Bruno Andreotti, Laboratoire de Physique Statistique

Dominique Archambault, Université Paris 8-Vincennes-Saint-Denis, CHART

Olivier Berné, IRAP

Muriel Darmon, CESSP-CNRS

Ghislain Deleplace, Université Paris 8, LED

François Denord, CESSP

Claude-Olivier Doron, SPHERE

Pascale Dubus, IHMC

Olivier Gimenez, CEFE UMR 5175 – CNRS

Pierre-Henri Gouyon, UMR CNRS-MNHN ISYEB

Hugo Harari-Kermadec, IDHES, ENS Paris-Saclay

Philippe Huneman, IHPST UMR8590

Sophie Jallais, PHARE

chantal Jaquet, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Marc Joly, Laboratoire Printemps (UVSQ/CNRS)

Morgan Jouvenet

Laurent Loison, IHPST UMR 8590

Cédric Lomba, Cresppa

Frédéric Lordon, CESSP

Pascal Maillard, EA 1337 Université de Strasbourg

Jean-Marie Maillars, LPTMC, CNRS, Sorbonne Université

Nicolas Mariot, CESSP UMR 8209

Marie-Domitille Porcheron, CRAE EA 4291 UPJV Amiens

Joel Pothier, Sorbonne Université

Thomas Pradeu, ImmunoConcept

Maxime Quijoux, Lise

Céline Ruet, Université paris 13

Arnaud Saint-Martin, CESSP/CNRS

Stéphane Schmitt, SPHERE

Nathalie Sigot Université, Paris 1, PHARE

Maud Simonet, IDHES/CNRS

Christian Topalov, Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales

Eric Valentin, CRAE EA 4291 UPJV AMIENS


Liste de signataires 

Dernières signatures
11,572 Thibaut Jonckheere CPT -CNRS Jan 20, 2019
11,571 Laurent Willemez Printemps (UMR CNRS-UVSQ 8085) Jan 20, 2019
11,570 Carine van Heijenoort CNRS-ICSN Jan 20, 2019
11,569 Patrick Echegut Retraité CNRS Orléans Jan 20, 2019
11,568 freddy BALENGONDJI Jan 19, 2019
11,567 Sébastien PARIS Jan 19, 2019
11,566 Philippe Cloteaux Éducation nationale Jan 19, 2019
11,565 Simone Speziale CPT Jan 19, 2019
11,564 Michel Rouleux CPT UMR 7332 Jan 19, 2019
11,563 Marco Pettini Centre de Physique Théorique Jan 19, 2019
11,562 Daniel Gandolfo CPT-CNRS Luminy Marseille Jan 18, 2019
11,561 Claude-Alain Pillet CPT UMR 7332 Jan 18, 2019
11,560 Mélissa Cizeron INMG Jan 18, 2019
11,559 Olivier Namy I2BC, CNRS UMR9198 Jan 18, 2019
11,558 Geneviève Legay Jan 18, 2019
11,557 Servane Tauszig-Delamasure CNRS Jan 18, 2019
11,556 Nathan Faivre CNRS Jan 18, 2019
11,555 yves bergougnoux cnrs ISMO Jan 18, 2019
11,554 Alexis OSSENI Institut NeuroMyoGène Lyon1 Jan 18, 2019
11,553 Marie-Anne Arrio IMPMC Jan 18, 2019
11,552 Fernando Guerrieri Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l'Insecte UMR 7261 Jan 18, 2019
11,551 Thomas Boulin CNRS UMR 5310 Jan 18, 2019
11,550 Marie-Pierre JULIEN Université de Lorraine 2L2S Jan 18, 2019
11,549 Pierre-Olivier MARI Institut NeuroMyoGene Jan 18, 2019
11,548 Florent TAUPELET Institut NeuroMyoGène Jan 18, 2019
11,547 JULIEN GONDIN INMG CNRS 5310 Jan 18, 2019
11,546 Noura ZARIOHI INMG Jan 18, 2019
11,545 Frederic Moret INMG Jan 18, 2019
11,544 Lise-Marie DONNIO INMG Jan 18, 2019
11,543 Camille VACHON INMG Jan 18, 2019
11,542 Damien Neuillet INMG (UCBL/CNRS/INSERM) Jan 18, 2019
11,541 Victor Heurtier INSERM Jan 18, 2019
11,540 Elfie Perdereau IRBI Jan 18, 2019
11,539 Vincent Bollenot Paris 1 Jan 18, 2019
11,538 Lorène Marchal Jan 18, 2019
11,537 Ewen Forget Éducation nationale Jan 17, 2019
11,536 Nicolas Brisebarre CNRS, Laboratoire LIP, ENS Lyon Jan 17, 2019
11,535 Ramon Guevara Erra INCC Universite Paris Descartes Jan 16, 2019
11,534 Catherine Boisson-vidal UMRS1140 Jan 16, 2019
11,533 Guillaume Olivari Jan 16, 2019
11,532 Arthur Portron Faculté des Sciences du Sport, Aix Marseille Université Jan 16, 2019
11,531 Paul Rouschmeyer Jan 16, 2019
11,530 Céline PAEYE Vision Action Cognition Jan 16, 2019
11,529 Fannie SEMPREZ SPPIN Jan 16, 2019
11,528 Annie MICOURAUD CNRS VILLEJUIF Jan 15, 2019
11,527 Marie-France XIBERRAS Jan 15, 2019
11,526 Cendra Agulhon UMR 8002 Jan 15, 2019
11,525 Elodie Hernandez Jan 15, 2019
11,524 Anaïs Briquet Jan 15, 2019
11,523 solene olivari Jan 15, 2019