Under the impetus of the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI), the National Research Agency (ANR), the French Development Agency (AFD) and the National Council for Scientific Research of Lebanon (CNRS-L) are launching "Action-Lebanon" call for project proposals. This call will aim at supporting urgent, rapid and structuring research projects, of a maximum duration of 18 months, whose scientific relevance is related to the Covid-19 pandemic and to the recent multidimensional crises that occurred at a very critical period in Lebanon's history.
The project proposals expected in this call should notably contribute to assess and analyze the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the different human, social, economic, environmental and health aspects, and propose mechanisms to reduce vulnerability and strengthen Lebanese resilience in all categories (scientific, health, social, economic, psychological, etc.). Issues related to risk assessment and management, direct and indirect impact analysis, and remediation are therefore key.
Research proposals should anticipate sustainable responses and cover at least one of the following themes:
Project proposals must be submitted on behalf of a binational French-Lebanese consortium.
The proposal must be finalized on the submission site by the closing date and time, June 2st, 2021 at 1:00 PM (Paris time). No documents will be accepted after this date and time. No modification of data will be possible after this date and time.
You will find all the information concerning the submission modalities and the eligibility criteria in the text of the call “Action-Lebanon”.
A webinar is scheduled via Webex on 22th of april at 10am Paris time
Link to the meeting : https://anr.webex.com/anr/j.php?MTID=mdc8c48b6243feb798d10b11c1cac6cbc
Number: 163 358 8093
Join by phone: +33 17091 8646 (France toll) Access code: 163 358 8093
Applicants should check with their national contact points to ensure that their project is compatible with the constraints of their funding agency before submitting a proposal.