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Inria Associate Teams programme

Associate Teams : 2020 call for proposals

An Associate Team is a joint research project created between an Inria project-team and a research team from abroad. The two partners jointly define a scientific objective with a clear added value for each of them, a research plan and a program for bilateral exchanges. To promote and develop such scientific collaborations throughout the world, by supporting high quality research projects, Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department-EIPD annually launches a call for proposals.

Programme goals and priorities

The Associate Teams programme aims in priority to:

  • Support Inria’s International Laboratories (IIL)
  • Strengthen Inria partnerships with our partners that have committed to jointly support a selected number of Associate Teams
  • Support Inria’s international strategic partnerships
  • Develop new collaborations

 

2020 PRIORITIES

Inria’s International Laboratories (IIL):

  • Inria Chile and partner universities in Chili
  • LIRIMA , in particular in Digital Agriculture

Co-funded Associated Team’s :

  • FAPESP, Brazil
  • CAS, China
  • Universities and Research Institutes in India (co-funded with DST-CEFIPRA ), in Japan (co-funded with JSPS ) and Taiwan (co-funded with MOST )

International Partnerships :

  • KAIST in South Korea ,
  • AIST and NICT in Japan
  • NUS, Singapore , in particular in Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

Development of  new collaborations:

  • UCL ,  United Kingdom
  • Germany , with a thematic priority on Artificial Intelligence and on Cybersecurity

→ See complete text of the Call

Submission

The Inria researcher coordinating the project on the French side submits the online application form on the specific web site and uploads the template for the scientific project proposal (WORD or LATEX).

A letter of intent needs to be signed by the research team from abroad and uploaded on the specific website.

Funding

An " Associate Team" is created for a period of three years and is awarded a grant :

  • up to 13.000 euros/ year for the first two years of the project, for Associate Teams with non European countries; up to 9 000 euros/ year for Associate Teams with European partners.
  • up to 10.000 euros/year for the third year for Associate Teams with non European countries;  up to 7 000 euros/ year for Associate Teams with European partners.

For specific agreements :

-        The Associate Team is equally financed by Sao Paulo and French partners for a period of three years and is awarded a maximum grant of 26 000€/ year for three years (13 000 € provided by Inria and the same amount by the FAPESP ).

-        Associate Teams with India, Japan and Taiwan will receive a maximum of 20 000 euros total grant/year for three years (10 000 euros/year provided by Inria and the same amount provided by the partner country).

-        In the framework of the specific agreement with CAS , the concerned Associate Teams will receive a 16-month post-doc and a grant from CAS of an amount equivalent to that of Inria (10 000 euros/year provided by Inria).

The Associate Team budget is dedicated to support :

  • exchanges between France and the partner country for researchers, engineers, postdoctoral fellows, PhD students and interns.
  • the organization of joint workshops/working meetings.

This budget is not intended to fund participation in conferences

Specific Calls 2020

Inria has signed some specific agreements with partner institutions abroad to co-fund research projects.

According to theses specific agreements:

-        The submission of proposals has to be done in parallel to Inria (online submission process) and to the partner institution in Brazil, India, Japan and Taiwan, following the specific procedures of each funding partner.

-        CAS coordinators will follow the specific call’s procedure.  

-        The selection process is carried out by a Joint Selection Committee.

Note: some partners have their own time line and procedures for this call, we strongly recommend to refer to their specific procedures and conditions.

In this context, specific calls have been opened with the following partners:

Brazil - (Deadline for brasilian partner : October 28, 2019)

Agreement with the São Paulo Research Foundation-FAPESP

See specific call

Template for scientific project (WORD or LATEX)

Submission deadline for projects with India: October 28, 2019

For the Brazilian candidates, please see the FAPESP website and the SPRINT programme call for proposals that will be published before July 31st.

India - (Deadline for indian partner : October 9, 2019)

Agreement with Department of Science and Technology - DST under CEFIPRA’s umbrella

See specific call

Template for scientific project (WORD or LATEX)

Submission deadline for projects with India: October 9, 2019

Projects have to be sent by the Indian PI to CEFIPRA.

IP Management Charter template (only for selected projects).

For more information, please refer to the web site : http://www.cefipra.org/

Japan - (Deadline for japanese partner : September 4, 2019)

Agreement with Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – JSPS

See specific call

Template for scientific project (WORD or LATEX)

Please be advised that for Japanese applicants, submission deadline for projects with Japan is September 4, 2019

 Important: Please be aware that Japanese universities and research institutions have their own time line and procedures before submitting their projects to JSPS. Thus, this date may vary from one institution to the other. Make sure that your Japanese counterpart submits the project according to each university’s procedures.

For more information, please refer to the JSPS web site: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-bilat/call.html

China - (Deadline for chinese partner : October 9, 2019 )

Agreement with Chinese Academy of Sciences - CAS

See specific call

Template for scientific project (WORD or LATEX)

Associate Teams proposals involving a Chinese partner, which is not one of the CAS institutes, should be submitted to Inria according to the general call guidelines (no double submission to be provided in this case).

Website : http://liama.ia.ac.cn/

Taïwan - (Deadline for taiwanese partner : October 9, 2019 )

Agreement with Ministry of Science and Technology - MOST

See specific call 

Template for scientific project (WORD or LATEX)

Submission deadline for projects with Taiwan: October 9, 2019

For more information, please refer to the MOST web site https://www.most.gov.tw/en/public

Keywords: Call for projects International relations Associate teams

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