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Call for interest in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes’s “Ambitious Research Package”

From October 14, 2020 to December 8, 2020

Through its 2017-2021 Regional Scheme for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region aims to support academic research projects conducted by research laboratories in public research institutions, including universities, higher education institutions, organizations and university hospitals.

To this end, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is launching a call for projects for the Ambitious Research Package. This program places strong emphasis on creating value and supporting economic development


A two-phased call for projects:

  • A call for expressions of interest,
  • A phase during which detailed applications are submitted.

Full details can be found on the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region's website, where you can also download the 2021 requirements and application template. The deadline for submitting projects is December 8, 2020, at noon.

The first phase (call for expressions of interest) will identify which projects meet the assessment and eligibility criteria for going on to the detailed offer during the second phase.

The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region has appointed the Université de Lyon to run the call for expressions of interest phase.

The Université de Lyon has built an ad hoc commission from the vice-presidents and directors of research within the site’s public institutions which are eligible for the program. This commission will compile a shortlist of projects at the end of the year.

Project leaders from the Lyon Saint-Étienne university site are required to have their unit director and their institution’s research department sign their application before submitting it to the platform.

To help you build your project, please refer to the FAQ (FR)