IRP - English version

1. Objectives of the program

International Research Projects (IRPs) or Projets de Recherche Internationaux (PRI) are  thematically open tools.

The IRPs aim to support an existing or emerging promising partnership by giving the means to establish their collaboration over the long term to scientific projects of excellence and strong impact potential, between two or more countries.

The creation of an IRP must demonstrate complementarity between the teams and reciprocal added value for the partners involved.

The ultimate goal is to consolidate a partnership established between an Inserm team and a foreign team (or, depending on scientific relevance, several foreign teams).

For its 2021 call for proposals, Inserm has been aiming for the greater harmonization through geographical targeting based on the country’s investment in research and development

IRP calls in 2021 will exclusively target the following countries or regions :

Austria                                                             Japan
Belgium                                                           Norway
China                                                               Netherlands
Denmark                                                         South Korea
Finland                                                            Switzerland
Hong Kong                                                     Taiwan

The duration of these joint research projects between an Inserm research team and one (or more) foreign research team(s) is five (5) years.

The selected IRPs will be granted - beyond the resources directly mobilized by the participating laboratories - funding of up to:

            - €60,000 for IRPs in Europe;
            - €75,000 for IRPs outside of Europe.

2. Schedule of the call

Opening : June 21st 2021
Closing :  September 13th 2021, 5:00 PM (Paris Summer Time)

The candidates will be informed of the results at the beginning of the year 2022. The projects will start in 2022.

3. Documents for the call

To be consulted :

In order to register, you must acces to your Eva3 account :
If you do not have an Eva3 account, please refer to the following technical guide :

To be downloaded and registered on Eva3 platform in the final stage of submission:

- The application form including the scientific project – to be downloaded and completed
- A list of relevant scientific outputs of the laboratories – to be downloaded and completed
- A recommendation of the Head of the laboratory ("DU") – to be downloaded and completed

Finally, you will need to provide

- the CV of each coordinator (French and foreign) - no format requirements  ;
- a support letter signed by the foreign coordinator - no format requirements.

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