Selected – 2015

Hosting High-Level Researchers

This programme aims to promote the hosting of prominent junior or senior researchers from abroad, by offering them substantial funding to carry out an ambitious research project in various new domains that have received little, if any, attention in France. The programme is intended to enable hosting institutions to strengthen their international visibility and appeal through innovative research while enabling them to integrate new international networks.

To this end, the Hosting High-Level Researchers call will offer the selected researchers substantial funding – up to €500,000 to junior researchers and up to €1,000,000 to senior researchers – to benefit from high quality and high-level hosting conditions. 

The grant will enable these scientists to carry out their basic or industrial research project for a period of 36 to 48 months. The ANR funding can cover all or part of the researcher's salary.

The Hosting High-Level Researchers programme is characterized by its outstanding flexibility and strengthened efficiency, with the aim of sustainably attracting to France new talents from any country (simplified eligibility criteria; maintaining the funding to strengthen the project if additional financing is obtained; portability of funding to another institution if a candidate is recruited on a permanent contract).

Opening : 2015-03-10 at 16:29 CET
Application Deadline : 2015-05-29 at 13:00 CEST

ERRATUM 19 March 2015: Please note that some further details have been added to paragraph 2.3. Characteristics of the funding granted, pages 7&8 of the call for proposals.


A project proposal must be submitted by the candidate as a Principal Investigator.

However, once a project is selected for financing, the ANR will establish the grant agreement with the hosting institution (legal entity) and not with the researcher himself/herself (natural person). Hence before submitting his or her proposal, the researcher needs to make sure of the commitment of the hosting institution which will sign the grant agreement if the candidate is selected.

Each project proposal must include the following documents:

  • A form (to be completed online),
  • A scientific document (see the call text), to be submitted to the submission website,
  • An administrative and financial document signed by the candidate, the director of the hosting laboratory and the legal representative of the hosting institution (to be uploaded to the submission site).


Scientific Project Officers
Dr Célestin BAKALA
Phone: (+33) (0)1 73 54 83 01
E-mail: celestin.bakala(at)

Phone: (+33) (0)1 73 54 82 35
E-mail: eleonore.dispersyn(at)

Programme Director
Prof. Dr Charles GIRY-DELOISON
Phone: (+33) (0)1 73 54 81 68
E-mail: charles.girydeloison(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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