The "Industrial Chairs" programme aims at promoting the integration of eminent French (expatriate or not) or foreign professors into higher education and research organisations, and at strengthening the innovative and strategic research potential in areas of high priority for the French industry. The programme also aims at promoting a strong, multiannual and sustainable partnership between the research organisations and the companies. The main objective of the industrial chair is not only the development of fundamental and applied research in close collaboration with private companies, but also enhanced research training.
All research areas are eligible in this programme.
Proposals must be submitted by the host institutions, in close cooperation with the companies that co-fund the industrial chairs.
The letters of commitment of the companies and the host institutions must be scanned and attached to the financial and administrative file and must be uploaded to the submission web site.
The appelsprojetsrecherche.fr 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.