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"Setting up European or International Scientific Networks" (MRSEI 5)

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 2018 Work Programme, the French National Research Agency (ANR) proposes the MRSEI call with a continuous submission format throughout the year with three scheduled selection sessions (June, September and November 2018).

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.

Twenty percent of the proposals supported by this programme have already 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.

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 2018, the submission of the MRSEI proposals will be without interumption.

Proposals will be evaluated depending on their submission date.

  • Session 1 : deadline for submitting proposals electronically 5 June 2018
  • Session 2 : deadline for submitting proposals electronically 18 September 2018
  • Session 3 : deadline for submitting proposals electronically: 13 November 2018


Mme Angèla SAMAAN - Scientific director

01 78 09 80 89


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

Release date of the call: Friday 20 April 2018

Deadline for submission of proposals: Tuesday 13 November 2018 13:00