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Launch of the Rhône Campus Alliance (ACR) call to fund French-Swiss research projects

From May 25, 2022 to September 15, 2022

This call for projects aims to strengthen collaborations between partners of the Rhône Campus Alliance, by implementing new projects or consolidating existing ones.

The Rhône Campus Alliance (Alliance Campus Rhodanien – ACR) was founded in 2017 with the aim of strengthening scientific and academic synergies between the University of Geneva, the Université Grenoble Alpes, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland, the University of Lausanne, the Université de Lyon and the Université Savoie Mont-Blanc, due to their geographical proximity, by encouraging specific collaborations linked to the complementary and shared institutional expertise and facilities.


Objectives of the call for projects:

  1. To promote specific themes and/or methodological approaches that will lead to the development of long-term academic and scientific cooperation;
  2. To support scientific partnerships of shared interest that have a structuring effect;
  3. To encourage closer links with those outside the university environment: the public, semi-public, private and community sectors, particularly within or for the benefit of the Lake Geneva-Rhône region;
  4. To link existing projects in Switzerland and France;
  5. To encourage the development of European projects such as Interreg or ANR-FNS by supporting preparatory studies and research.

The types of projects eligible for funding are varied. For more information, please read the call for projects online (download link at the top right of this page).



  • Open to all themes. Special consideration will be given to proposals that encourage interdisciplinarity.

Eligibility criteria:

  • For a project to be eligible, it must be led by at least two applicants from ACR institutions, with at least one on each side of the border.
  • Applicants must be faculty members, tenured research professors from Alliance institutions, or researchers from national organizations affiliated with a laboratory at an Alliance institution.
  • The maximum duration of a project is 12 months.


  • The Impulse Fund will fund projects up to €15,000.
    For more information on the types of expenses eligible for funding, please read the call for projects document available for download on this page.

Apply on the online platform