ASTRID Maturation is a dedicated programme supporting the development of scientific work carried out in the framework of ASTRID, PhD theses funded by DGA/AID and research projects by engineering schools under DGA/AID supervision. This programme is of a dual use nature: applications must serve both civilian and military purposes.
The ASTRID-Maturation programme aims to:
The programme, at the border between upstream- and technological-research, is complementary to RAPID and DGA upstream studies programmes (as far as military applications are concerned) and other civilian supporting programmes.
In order to promote innovation, the participation of at least one company is required per project.
ASTRID-Maturation Project must refer to an initial project from: ASTRID call, PhD theses and school project under of DGA scopes, PhD theses funded/co-funded by RAPID, PhD theses and post-doctoral fellowship funded/co-funded by Cyber research center of DGA, projects funded by the generic call of French National research Agency and cofunded by DGA or challenges (DESCARTES, DEFALS,MALIN).
The scientific work of the initial project must meet the calendar conditions indicated in the call.
The grant awarded to the projects, whose duration must be between 2 and 3 years, is capped at € 500 k. An optional grant for experimentation, up to 150k€ excl. Taxes, can be granted for experimentation or testing prototypes, models, demonstrators of the project by an end-user (army forces, entity in charge of the implementation, DGA center)
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.