Selected – 2022

Call for proposals: "Setting up European or International Scientific Networks" (MRSEI), Edition 2022

In the framework of its 2022 Work Programme, the French National Research Agency (ANR) proposes the MRSEI call with a continuous submission format throughout the year with four scheduled selection sessions.

Through MRSEI call, researchers working in French laboratories should have easier ability to apply to European programmes (Horizon Europe) and other international calls and thus have the opportunity to lead ambitious transnational networks.

Funding will only be provided for research networks, in all the disciplines, and that have specifically been set up to prepare and submit a collaborative project in response to a large-scale European or international call for proposals with major scientific, technological or societal impacts.

NB: For all information about Horizon Europe calls, please contact the national contact points (NCPs):

Selected projects will receive €30,000 in funding over an 24-month period. The ANR grant is purely intended to fund the setting up of the scientific network; 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.
Opening : 2022-01-12 at 09h00 CET
Application Deadline : 2022-10-18 at 13h00 CEST

1st evaluation session    7th of february 2022
2nd evaluation session    28th of april 2022
3rd evaluation session    1st of July 2022
4tht evaluation session    18th of october 2022

Contact :

Dr Delphine CALLU, PhD – Head of MRSEI coordination; mrsei(at)


Consult the upcoming and current calls of the portal

The portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.


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