Calls for projects

Calls for projects are a way to obtain subsidies. Below are the main categories of calls for projects:


  • Horizon 2020 : program for research and development from 2014-2020
  • FEDER (« Fonds Européen de Développement Régional ») – European Regional Development Fund which aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions.
  • European Territorial Cooperation (« Coopération territoriale »): Cohesion policy instrument that aims at solving issues across borders and jointly developing the potential of diverse territories.

National :

  • « Agence Nationale de la Recherche – ANR » : The French National Research Agency is a public administrative institution under the authority of the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation. The agency funds project-based research carried out by public operators cooperating with each other or with private companies.
  • Single Inter-Ministry Fund (« Fonds Unique Interministériel » – FUI) : Program aiming at supporting research for developing products and services that can be commercialized on the short and mid term

Région Sud :

  • « Appels à Projets de Recherche Finalisée – APRF » : Encouraging medium-size innovative and collaborative research projects, which bring together regional companies and experts
  • PACA Labs : regional program to support digital innovation and experiments
  • Calls for Projects in the Research sector (« Appels à projets Recherche »)

Alpes Maritimes Departmental Council :

  • Calls for Projects in the Health sector (« Appel à projets Santé ») : Tackling major current and future challenges linked to health

City of Nice :

  • Young Researchers’ Individidualized Assistance (« Aide individuelle jeunes chercheurs » ) :
    Support scheme for young researchers specializing in the Life Sciences and Health industries
  • Calls for projects « Doyen Jean Lepine » : Once a year, this committee gathers renowned specialists to review submissions by the research labs of the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis after a call for project

Below are the calls for projects launched by Université Côte d’Azur and its partners :

Research Calls for Projects :

  • Calls for applications – postdoctoral positions in the field of AI and Massive Data Processing
  • Call for applications for the UCAJEDI Advanced Research Program 2019 Campaign
  • Call for application Marie de Nice 2019 (individual grant for young researchers)

Call for Projects Research Université Nice Sophia Antipolis

  • Call for projects UNS 2019 “Scientific Credits Incentives” – CSI 2020
  • Scientific Incentive Credits – CSI: to help fund research operations at Research Laboratories, Federative Research Institutes and Joint Centers
  • Post-Doctoral sponsorship

Closed Calls for Projects :

  • Call for projects Université Côte d’Azur for the award of contract
  • Call for projects for the award of 15 thesis grants on the e-health theme
  • Call for applications of the UCAJEDI Advanced Research Program Campaign 2019
  • Call for applications “Young Researchers Individual Aids” 2018
  • Joint call for applications Nice Town Hall & Cote d’Azur University “Young Researchers Individual Aids” 2018
  • Calls for Doctoral Research Projects

Project leaders may be accompanied by the Research Unit Europe of the DRVI (Direction de la Recherche, de la Valorisation et de l’Innovation) for research and assistance in project development, taking into account :

  • The identification of the call for projects,
  • Definition and budgeting of project needs (human resources, operation, equipment …),
  • Comprehension of administrative data.

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