CNRS Calls for proposals

Get up-to-date news about the CNRS international calls for proposals (International Emerging Actions, Strategic partnerships & Joint Research Projects)

International Emerging Action (IEA)

International Emerging Actions are PI-to-PI projects, the purpose of which is the exploration of new fields of research and new international partnerships. They involve mobility of scientists. They last 2 years.

2019 Call for proposals

  • Opening date: June 18, 2019
  • Closing date: September 17, 2019
  • Notification of results: December 2019

Scientific and financial reports must be submitted annually.

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Strategic Partnerships

CNRS launches strategic partnerships with major international players in order to fund 3 years PhD grants and travels between the two selected teams in each country.

Deadline to submit : January 15, 2019
Deadline to submit : April 1, 2019
Deadline to submit : April 10, 2019
Deadline to submit : April 15, 2019
Deadline to submit : April 26, 2019

Joint Research Project (PRC)

The CNRS finances PRCs with partner institutions outside of France. PRCs are jointly selected and financed by the CNRS and its partner institution.

Joint calls for proposals timetable

Two-year projects
Starting date: April 30, 2019
Closing date: July 29, 2019
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Starting date: July 16, 2019
Closing date: September 17, 2019
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EIG Concert-Japan

The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan is an international initiative to support and enhance science, technology and innovation (STI) cooperation between European countries and Japan. Its primary function is to collaboratively implement multilateral joint funding. As far as it is relevant to that objective, the EIG CONCERT-Japan also aims to facilitate coordination between participating organisations in their activities relating to the programmes of the European Union and those undertaken within other international collaborative frameworks, through the identification of common preferences, priorities and areas of mutual interest. Japan being a priority partner in the world, the CNRS is a member of the EIG CONCERT-Japan and hosts its executive secretariat. Personel working in CNRS units are thus eligible to the calls for proposals launched by CONCERT-Japan.

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