Call for applications

Student Initiative Fund: applications are open for the fall session

From September 10, 2020 to October 28, 2020

Do you belong to a student organization and would you like to lead a project that would benefit other students at the Lyon Saint-Étienne sites? The Université de Lyon can help you finance your project via the Student Initiative Fund (FIE – Fonds d’initiative étudiante) that organizes several sessions per year.


The Student Initiative Fund (FIE) encourages students in the Lyon and Saint-Étienne area to get involved in community life by supporting local projects and initiatives for students. This call for projects aims to support a vibrant community life and student involvement.

Some FIE sessions highlight a specific topic in a "Theme FIE", in addition to a “standard” FIE, enabling students to apply for increased funding for their projects.

  • The “standard” FIE: potential funding from €1,000 to €7,500, not exceeding 50% of the project budget;
  • The “Theme” FIE: potential funding from €1,000 to €9,000, not exceeding 70% of the project budget.

Please note that a minimum amount of €1,000 has been established in 2020

For full information on admission criteria, go to the FIE page


  • Applications open for the call for projects: September 10, 2020
  • Deadline for applications: October 28, 2020
  • Standard FIE panel: November 24, 2020, in the afternoon