Selected – 2023

Second Call for Partnerships with African Higher Education - PEA 2022

The French National Research Agency (ANR) launches the second call on «Partnerships with the African Higher Education», funded by the French Development Agency (AFD), in the context of the « Bienvenue en France » strategy held by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and Campus France. This actions aims at long-term partnership projects between one or more French Higher Education institutes and an African Higher Education institute, for graduate, master and PhD courses in some given activity sectors.

To foster the development of strategic sectors for African economies, the main targets are:

  • to offer African students the possibility of finding in their own countries or regions high-quality formations, since graduate level, to respond to the local socio-economic needs;
  • to help actors of the French Higher Education sector in the development of partnerships with their African counterparts ;
  • to foster students and teachers mobility between French and African partners.

In a transversal way, projects should favor the access, the participation and the permanence of women in the selected activity sectors.

The applicants must choose between two types of projects with the pre-proposal. The choice is definitive.

The PEA program is limited to the 18 following African countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Comores, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Senegal, Chad and Togo. The call specifies the conditions for applications.

Upcoming documents:

Submission website

Opening : 2022-02-03 at 14:00 CET
Pre-proposal deadline : 2022-05-03 at 12:00 CEST
Opening for full proposal submission : 2022-11-15 at 12:00 CET
Application Deadline : 2023-01-31 at 12:00 CET

Opening :2022-01-03 at 09h30 CEST
Pre-proposal deadline :2021-05-03 at 12h00 CEST
Diligence deadline : 2022-06-02
Proposal opening : 2022-11-15
Proposal deadline : 2023-01-31

Submission procedures

Submission and evaluation of proposals will be done in two stages. Pre-proposals and proposals have to be submitted online by the French coordinator via the ANR electronic submission system by following the format and rules described in the call text (available on this webpage, only in French)

Only pre-proposals selected after stage 1 will be allowed to submit a full proposal.

Contacts :

During all the process, the call secretariat (pea(at) is the contact point for all candidates.

Funded projects


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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