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"Setting up European or International Scientific Networks" (MRSEI)

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

Download the list of selected projects below.

In the framework of its 2017 Work Programme, the French National Research Agency (ANR) proposes its 4th call for "Setting up European or International Scientific Networks" (MRSEI). Its aim 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.

Fifteen percent of the proposals supported by this program have received European grants.

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.

Projects selected will receive €30,000 in funding over an 18-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.

The MRSEI next call is scheduled for next fall.

For all information about H2020 calls, please contact the national contact points (NCPs).

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.

Submission documents signed by all partners must be scanned and uploaded to the submission site no later than: 19 June, 2017 at 1 p.m. (Paris time).


Mme Angèla SAMAAN - Scientific director   - 01 78 09 80 89

Release date of the call: Monday 22 May 2017

Deadline for submission of proposals: Monday 19 June 2017 13:00