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Prepare for H2020: Setting up European or International Scientific Networks (MRSEI)

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).

Application date
19 Jun 2017
18 months
Europe France North-East North-West Paris Île-de-France South-East South-West Europe H2020
Humanities Anthropology, Ethnology and Folklore Archaeology Architecture Art & Art History Classical Studies Digital Humanities History History & Philosophy of Science Linguistics Literature Media Studies Music & Musicology Philosophy Religion & Theology Social sciences Business and Administrative Sciences Communication Sciences Demography Economics Environmental Sciences Gender Studies Geography International Relations Law Pedagogic & Education Research Political science Psychology & Cognitive Sciences Social Anthropology Sociology Other Agronomy Biology Chemistry Computer science Engineering Mathematics Medicine Physics
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 99 years
Program Type
Societal Challenges Societal challenge 5: Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials Societal challenge 3: Secure, clean and efficient energy Societal challenge 1: Health, demographic change and wellbeing Societal challenge 2: Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Marine, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy Societal challenge 4: Smart, green and integrated transport Societal challenge 6: Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies Societal challenge 7: Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens Excellent Science European Research Council (ERC) Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions European Research Infrastructures, including e-Infrastructures Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Industrial Leadership Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT) Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Space Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology (NMBP) Access to risk finance Innovation in SMEs Other Science with and for Society Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation Euratom Knowledge and Innovation Communities, KICs Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (FTIP) Cross-cutting activities (focus areas) ERA-NET JPI Art. 185
Award granted
€ 30.000