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IMPULSION call for projects


To provide an attractive research and education environment for researchers and faculty who are new to the Université de Lyon, by offering grants up to 80,000€. In particular, it aims at supporting researchers and lecturers new to the area in developing research and educational projects.

How to apply?

The preselection phase implemented by the member institutions of the Université de Lyon lasts until 20 October 2017.

To find out who to contact in your institution, or if you have any other question about the call for projects, please contact our dedicated team:

Who can apply?

The IMPULSION call for projects created by the Université de Lyon (UdL) is part of the IDEXLYON project. It is aimed at new researchers and faculty who have taken up a position as MCF (Associate Professor), PR (University Professor), CR (Research Fellow) or DR (Research Director) within a member institution, as part of the 2017 wave of recruitments.


  • The applicant must have taken up a post as MCF (Associate Professor), PR (University Professor, CR (Research Fellow) or DR (Research Director) within a member institution of the Université de Lyon as part of the 2017 wave of recruitments;
  • Exogenous profile (four out of six years of experience immediately preceding recruitment must have been obtained outside any of our institutions).


The final selection will be based on the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality and high potential of the applicant;
  • Quality of experience and international profile.

The institutions are responsible for submitting applications to the Université de Lyon, once preselection has been completed. Institutions will submit a maximum of three applications by 5 November 2017 at the latest.

For further information on the IDEXLYON project, please visit our French website
Download the IMPULSION Call for projects announcement [PDF - 287 Ko]