Associate Teams 2019 call: Deadline September 26th!

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Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department (EIPD) launches the 2019 call for Inria Associate Teams. 

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.


Successfull proposals are created for a period of three years and are awarded a grant from Inria in the range of 10 000 – 13 000€ /year.

Application guidelines

An Associate Team proposal must be edited and submitted by the French principal investigator via the dedicated Web site at:

Proposals will be evaluated by Inria’s COST-GTRI[1] according to the following criteria:

  • Scientific excellence of the project (motivation of the general problems, identification of the main challenges, intended approaches/methodologies/ techniques);
  • Balanced participation of researchers from various career stages and contribution to fostering young researchers’ participation;
  • Relevance and consistency of the mobility and work program;
  • Expected results and impact of the joint project for each partner (mutual advancement of research through the transfer of knowledge and expertise);
  • Contribution of the foreign partner to the budget of the Associate Team;
  • Strategy to obtain other funding, in particular from the H2020 framework programme.

[1] Scientific Committee in charge of project evaluations.

Associate Teams with California

The aim of the Inria@SiliconValley program is to strengthen and structure existing collaborations between Inria and its partners in California, and support new innovative projects.
As such, Inria@SiliconValley fosters the creation of Associate teams between Inria research teams and California partners.
Coordinated by Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department (EIPD) with an Inria senior scientist based full time in California, Inria@SiliconValley offers:

  • A dedicated website to promote joint research activities, funding opportunities (French and US), news etc.
  • The HAL INRIA-SiliconValley Collection that gathers all the publications related to the program.
  • A newsletter to inform the community and communicate at large about the initiatives arising from the collaborations.
  • The organization of workshops to exchange about ongoing collaborations and investigate opportunities for new ones. The participation of the Inria@SiliconValley associate teams is key and the related expenses need to be budgeted by the teams. Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department (EIPD) will inform as soon as possible the associate teams’ Principal Investigators about the workshop’s tentative dates and location (the workshop usually takes place around May/June) so that teams can plan ahead if they wish to organize a co-located working meeting with their collaborators.
  • EIPD programs targeted to Inria-California cooperation (sabbatical, post-doc, International Chair etc.).
  • Support for innovation activities in relation with the local eco-system (e.g., see the partnership with NETVA since 2016).

Important dates:

The submission deadline for the 2019 Associate Team call is September 26, 2018

Inria Associate Teams results will be published by the end of January, 2019

Details and submission: