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Call of proposals: "Setting up European or/and International Scientific Networks" - MRSEI

This call for proposals is now closed. You can view all open calls for proposals by clicking here.

In the framework of its 2019 Work Programme, the French National Research Agency (ANR) proposes the MRSEI call with a continuous submission format throughout the year with two scheduled selection sessions (March and September 2019).

The aims of this call is to give French researchers easier access to European programmes (H2020) and other international calls as well as encourage the formation and coordination of transnational networks.

Funding will be provided across all disciplines for research networks specifically intended for the preparation and submission of a collaborative project in response to a large-scale European or international call for proposals with major scientific, technological or societal impacts.

Selected projects will receive €30,000 in funding over an 24-month period. The ANR grant is purely intended to fund the operating costs of the project; the call is not designed to offer funding for the research itself.

This instrument has been designed to be flexible and effective, facilitating swift decision-making and fast deployment of funds:


  • a simplified application file;
  • a single beneficiary: the French research organisation, acting as principal investigator, will receive the funding on behalf of the entire consortium;
  • peer selection carried out by a single ad hoc evaluation panel, without the need to consult external peer reviewers.

General information

For 2019, the submission of the MRSEI proposals will be without interumption. Therefore, proposals will be evaluated depending on their submission date.
Release date of the call: Tuesday 15 January 2019
Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 17 September 2019 13:00
Session 2019-1: deadline for submitting proposals electronically, 21 March 2019, 13:00 (Paris, CET)
Session 2019-2: deadline for submitting proposals electronically, 17 September 2019, 13:00 (Paris, CET)

Contact : Dr Paul Célestin BAKALA – Programme Coordinator
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Release date of the call: Wednesday 16 January 2019

Deadline for submission of proposals: Thursday 21 March 2019 13:00