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

On The October 22, 2019

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is launching a call for projects for an “Ambitious Research Package”, which aims to support the laboratory projects conducted by public research institutions or related institutions with high socio-economic potential. The Université de Lyon is responsible for the first phase, the call for interest.

Through its 2017–2021 Regional Scheme for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes 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, it 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

  1. A call for expressions of interest, led by the Université de Lyon;
  2. A phase during which detailed applications are submitted.

The first phase will identify which projects meet the assessment and eligibility criteria for going on to the detailed offer during the second phase.

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes has appointed the Université de Lyon to run the call for 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 between the final quarter and mid-January.

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

How to apply

► Full details are available on this page (in French)

You can download the 2020 requirements and an application template, and submit your project by October 22, 2019, at noon.

To help you build your project, please refer to the FAQs (in French)