Published on May 4, 2020 | Updated on July 23, 2020

Arqus: 2020 call for applications on "Innovative joint programs development grants"

The Université de Lyon, with the support of French Research Agency and the Arqus European University Alliance, are inviting applications for the innovative joint programme development grants. This grant aims to encourage the development of up to 4 joint innovative training programmes proposals. Each project can be financed up to 50 KE (€) depending of the duration of the project (from 1 to 3 year(s) ).


The principal ambition of the ARQUS Alliance, funded by the European Commission, is to act jointly as a laboratory for institutional learning from which to move forward in the design, testing and implementation of an innovative model for deep inter-university cooperation.

This call will finance the constitution of up to four UdL Strategic Partnership Clusters for the future application to joint programme development 2021 calls, such as Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees (EMJMD), International Training Network (ITN), or Graduate Schools of Research (EUR) call of the ANR’s Investment for the Future Program (PAI3), with at least one of the ARQUS consortium universities. This application will also fund: the creation of new courses in English in preexisting programmes with a mandatory mobility to one of the ARQUS partners; or the creation of new double/multiple diplomas with at least one of the ARQUS consortium universities.


Grant applicants are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a permanent position in one (or more) of the following universities : Université Lyon 1, Université Lyon 3, Université Jean Monnet-Saint Etienne, ENS de Lyon;
  • Be recognized within their field(s) for their influential academic and/or scientific achievements;


  • Law
  • Translation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Cancer research
  • Biochemistry & Molecular biology
  • Physics / Engineering Sciences
  • Cybersecurity
  • European affairs
  • Digital arts
  • Sport psychology
  • Psychiatry


Interested applicants can submit their proposal at any time - there are no fixed closing dates. UdL AL3 Administrative coordinator will inform the granted applicants within 2 weeks after their application.

  • Start of applications: May 15, 2020
  • Start of projects: June 2020