Selected – 2016

Setting up European or International Scientific Networks (MRSEI)

In the framework of its 2016 Work Programme, the French National Research Agency (ANR) proposes a dedicated instrument for "Setting up European or International Scientific Networks" (MRSEI). Its aim is to give French researchers easier access to European programmes (H2020) and other international calls as well as to encourage the formation and coordination of transnational networks.

Funding will be provided across all disciplines for research networks specifically intended for the preparation and submitting of a collaborative project in response to a large-scale European or international call for proposals with major scientific, technological or societal impacts.

Projects selected will receive €30,000 in funding over an 18-month period. The ANR grant is purely intended to fund the operating costs of the project; 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, which acts as principal investigator, will receive the funding on behalf of the entire consortium;
  • peer selection carried out by a single ad hoc evaluation panel, without the need to consult external peer reviewers.
Opening : 2016-04-19 at 10:17 CEST
Application Deadline : 2016-06-06 at 13:00 CEST

Submission site opening date: 25 April, 2016

Submission documents signed by all partners must be scanned and uploaded to the submission site no later than: 6 June, 2016 at 1 p.m. (Paris time).


Mme Angèla SAMAAN  - International scientific officer - 01 78 09 80 89  mrsei(at)

M. Maurice HERAL – Scientific director   maurice.heral(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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