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Chairs of Excellence

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 to France the best researchers, professors, foreign or French, by offering, with the assistance of the host establishments and organizations, substantial resources to build up a team and to start an ambitious project with clear anticipated impact. The programme functions by means of a call for proposals open to all research disciplines. The 2012 programme proposes three types of chairs:

  • Long-term Junior and
  • Senior Chairs of Excellence
  • Short-term Senior Chairs of Excellence


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 website available on December 19th, 2011.

The project proposals must be submitted on the ANR submission web site before the call for proposals closing deadline: March 16th, 2012 at 1h00 pm (Paris local time).

Each partner must confirm participation in the proposal by signing its administrative and financial document. This document is generated from the ANR submission site after closure of the call for proposals. Once scanned in PDF format, the coordinator must upload it to the submission web site no later than: April 4th, 2012 at 1h00 pm (Paris local time).


Technical and scientific questions:   
Dr Celestin BAKALA
Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 54 83 01

Administrative and financial questions:
Mrs. Nathalie GALARD
Tel.: +33 (0)1 78 09 80 79
Prof. Joseph JEANFILS
Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 54 81 48

Release date of the call: Friday 9 December 2011

Deadline for submission of proposals: Friday 16 March 2012 13:00