CNRS Calls for proposals

Get up-to-date news about the CNRS international calls for proposals (International Emerging Actions, PhD Joint Programmes…)

Ongoing calls

International Emerging Actions (IEA) – 2023

International Emerging Actions are “PI-to-PI” projects designed to explore new areas of research and establish new international partnerships through short-term missions, the organization of working meetings and the launch of joint research work on a common scientific project.
The call is open to researchers working in a CNRS unit.

Application deadline: September 28, 2023


Passed calls

Scientific High Level Visiting Fellowships (SSHN) 2023

These grants finance research stays in France in CNRS laboratories for researchers living in the United Kingdom, in order to support the development of structuring Franco-British research collaborations

Application deadline : closed

JSPS Standard Call

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) offers 8 Standard fellowships for young researchers who want to spend 12 to 24 months for a research internship in a Japanese laboratory. The grants are intended for post-doctoral fellows who defended their thesis less than 6 years ago (after 2 April 2017). The fellowships are intended for young researchers of French nationality or young foreign researchers who have defended their thesis in France and can prove that they have been working for at least three years in a university or research organisation in France. All disciplines are concerned. JSPS entrusted CNRS with the evaluation and selection of fellows.

Deadline for application:  closed

Download documents for the call :



2-1.(Standard)FY2023 Application Guidelines

2-2.(Standard)FY2023 Application form

2-3.(Standard)FY2023 Instructions for the application form

2-6.(Standard)FY2023 INVITATION LETTER (Sample)

Tremplin International – Mobility support (2023)

InSHS is launching a new call intended to promote mobility, give the opportunity to stay abroad in order to carry out fieldwork, surveys, work on archives, manuscripts, etc., develop its international research network, conduct research that may lead to subsequent. 

Submission deadline : closed

For more informations about this call, click here

Call for proposals Doctoral contracts with international mobility 2023

InShS launches call for thesis subject proposals for four 36-month doctoral contracts with international mobility which will start on October 1, 2023.

Application deadline : closed

For more informations about this call, click here :

scientific cooperation with Africa

The CNRS launched a series of calls for projects to promote scientific cooperation with and on the African continent. As indicated in the CNRS multi-year cooperation plan with Africa, the objectives are to meet the different needs expressed by our scientific communities as well as the priorities set by African partners.

These three calls for projects are closed

  • Residential research schools
    Download the call here
  • Visiting fellowships
    Download the call here
  • Joint Research Programme in Africa
    Donwload the call here

PhD Joint Programmes

The CNRS launches PhD Joint Programmes every year with some of its major international partners.
Stay tuned for upcoming calls