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Chairs of Excellence Programme

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

The Chairs of Excellence Programme aims to attract the best researchers and professors, either French or foreign, in France by providing with the support of the host organisations, substantial means to set up a team and undertake an ambitious research project with a visible impact. The programme operates through a call for proposals open to all research disciplines.

The 2011 edition of the programme proposes three types of chairs:

  • Long-term Junior Chairs (36 to 48 months)
  • Long-term Senior Chairs (36 to 48 months)
  • Short-term Senior Chairs (18 to 24 months)


General information

Attention: the contact details mentioned below may not be valid as of today. In order to find the adequate contact details, please consult the "departments" section.

Deadline of the electronic submission of projects: March 23th, 2011 at 1h00 pm (Paris local time)

Deadline for submitting the « document of submission Â», signed by all partners, scanned in PDF format: March 31th, 2011 at 1H00 PM (Paris local time)

Contacts :

  • Administrative and financial questions:
    Monique COHEN

    tel: +33 1 39 25 79 70

ANR Programme Director: Joseph Jeanfils 
tel: +33 1 73 54 81 48

Release date of the call: Friday 21 January 2011

Deadline for submission of proposals: Wednesday 23 March 2011 13:00