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As part of IDEXLYON, the Université de Lyon is launching the third IMPULSION call for projects. The scheme aims to provide financial support to researchers and faculty new to the Lyon Saint-Etienne site to help them to develop research and educational projects. Around twenty applicants will be selected and may benefit from grants of up to 80,000 Euros.

IMPULSION aims to create an attractive research and educational environment for researchers and faculty new to a Université de Lyon institution, by offering funding of up to 80,000 Euros. This financial support gives future recipients the opportunity to develop their research and educational projects, and to purchase the technical equipment those projects require. During the last two calls for projects, 37 applicants were selected and benefited from funding. “I am convinced that Lyon is one of the best cities for research in Europe, perhaps even the world. My laboratory is a pioneer of research in my field. My IMPULSION project grant provided me with over €60,000 in funding, which enabled me to buy a large computer server and hire a research engineer,’ said Anamaria Necsulea, Romanian researcher in bioinformatics and molecular evolution, and IMPULSION 2017 laureate.

“I came to Lyon mainly because the UMR Environnement, Ville et Société laboratory (Joint Research Unit Laboratory for Environment, City and Society) was so attractive (...). Very few laboratories in France can boast such a large number of skills. The IMPULSION project provides us with the financial means to do innovative research in areas that are not confined to Europe’s main priority research themes. As researchers, that gives us a great level of freedom,” explained Etienne Cossart, professor of physical geography and IMPULSION 2016 laureate.

In the past, grants have been awarded to researchers and faculty from world leading universities, such as the University of California - Berkeley, MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Harvard University, Oxford University, the EPFL (l’Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne or the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne), and Rome University - La Sapienza.

Around twenty applicants will be selected this time. The final selection will be based on the scientific quality of the applicant’s project and their experience. The international dimension of the applicant’s experience will carry particular weight.

Practical details

Open to applicants from July 2017
For more information, please see the IMPULSION call for projects page on the IDEXLYON website:

Focus on previous call for projects