• open to all the campus research teams
  • no minimum required amount per project
  • projects that cannot get funding by the usual national and international channels
  • financial support for 5 years

Calls for projects

See Calls for Research projects" (menu Recherche Doctorat > Programmes Idex Recherche)

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2015 Call for IDEX Research Projects Campaign

Future decisions:

  • decisions about the Émergence, Transversalité and Actions Thématiques Stratégiques programs will be taken by the Arbitration Committee on November 24, 2015 and submitted for approval by the Board of COMUE (Communautés d'Universités et Etablissements) on December 18, 2015.

Evaluation procedure

The stages of the evaluation process

  • All projects submitted for the AAPs of the Chaires d'Attractivité, Actions Thématiques Stratégiques, Émergence et Transversalité programs are reviewed by scientists, experts appointed because of their expertise in a research area. These expert assessments are then forwarded to the IDEX Arbitration Committee (CAr) which selects the winners of the awards. It is finally approved by Federal University of Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées Board of Directors.
  • The Nouveaux Entrants  and Équipement programs have specific evaluation procedures, please see the respective pages for these programs.

Geographical diversity of the Arbitration Committee members


Geographical diversity of experts

(from application evaluation data of candidates for the " Émergence " and " Transversalité " programs 2014)


Attractivity chairs


The goal of the Chaires d'Attractivité program is to attract French or foreign scientists with a high international profile to work sustainably with university teams, contribute to their dynamism and involvement in world-class research programs to the Toulouse Midi-Pyrenees Federal University.

Requests for information about the Chaires d'Attractivité program should be addressed to:
chairesatuniv-toulouse [dot] fr

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Emerging fields


The Émergence program aims to give a significant boost to ground-breaking scientific and/or technological projects:

  • thematic and/or
  • methodological and/or
  • epistemological

and state of the art. It's about contributing to the scientific renewal of our site by notably by supporting scientifically risky projects. The project will also be evaluated based on the challenges that it will be addressing.

This program does not have a fixed a priorithematic orientation. The projects proposed will have to differentiate themselves from those funded by BQR (Bonus for Quality of Research) institutions, for example. The goal is to support innovative projects that, once mature, will be subject to calls for projects at national, European or international level.

Requests for information about the Emerging fields program should be addressed to:                                 emergenceatuniv-toulouse [dot] fr ( )

emergenceatuniv-toulouse [dot] fr

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Subject Area Stratagems


This program comes out of the programming committee work which specifies the scientific and technological priorities to be upheld by the IDEX, in line with the economic, societal and environmental issues in the field. The current program has identified four priority scientific areas.

Each Action thématique Stratégique aims to support multidisciplinary projects dealing with scientific issues that are associated with the blockages identified in socio-economic fields.

The aim of this program is to attract site research teams on whose work the ATS is yet to impact, but who can demonstrate the relevance of their projects with regard to the issues raised by the Call for Projects.


Requests for information about the Actions thématiques Stratégiques program should be addressed to: atsatuniv-toulouse [dot] fr

Priority subject areas for the 2015 call

The four programming committees worked to show up priority scientific subject areas in each field, taking into account the work they had done in autumn 2013 and the results of the call for projects campaigns in 2013 and 2014. The thematic developments of each ATS are therefore distinct and we urge you to consult the corresponding paragraphs carefully before preparing your proposals. The projects expected in this program are aimed at addressing scientific issues that are blocks to the development process of an innovation.


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