Calls

Plas@Par finances by various types of grants, high quality and innovative research projects within the Plas@Par community.
We launch regular calls for projects such as :

  • PhD and Post-doctoral projects
  • Grants for hosting international researchers
  • Equipment and innovative starting projects
  • Master scholarships in partnership with a foreign laboratory

The typical frequency of these calls is once per year. To stay tuned, get information directly via our RSS feed

For conferences, workshops and thematic schools, projects can be submitted all year round.

Previously funded projects are listed here.

Calls in progress

Permanent call

Sponsorship for European projects set-up and organization

PLAS@PAR encourages the organisation of European projects amongst PLAS@PAR members (including associated members) and international partners on subjects related to plasma physics.

We provide support for the organisation of meetings, travel expenses, invitations of partners.

The call is open all year round. The project must be sent to direction.plasapar@listes.upmc.fr 

The Steering committee will then evaluate the proposal.

 

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Deadline March 15 2017, 18:00

Equipment and innovative research projects calls 2017

 

Equipment call

The main goal of this call is to increase the instrumental environment of the Labex and to help researchers acquire equipment within co-funding schemes. 
For each project, the grant request should be between 5 000€ and 50 000€.

EQUIPMENT form in DOC format

EQUIPMENT form in PDF format

 

Innovative research project call

The support from PLAS@PAR is given to new collaborative research projects. Are eligible: Requests for small equipment and running cost / Requests for mission (maximum 1 month) for scientific collaboration / Co-funding for the presentation of results at international conferences (invited papers only) / Support to experiments on large-scale international research facilities.
For each project, the grant request should be between 3 000€ and 15 000€.

PROJECT form in DOC format

PROJECT form in PDF format

 

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Comprehensive strategy:

The subject must be relevant to one of the 6 Work Packages of PLAS@PAR
• WP1: fundamental processes in plasmas
• WP2: numerical simulations
• WP3: innovative experiences and observations

The thematic field should cover one of the 6 themes of the project: (i) Turbulence, instabilities and energy transport, (ii) Magnetic reconnection,
(iii) Shocks, (iv) Matter in extreme condition, (v) Plasmas in molecular gases, (vi) Interaction of plasmas with solids and liquids.

The form, written in English, should include a general introduction, a short CV of the PI(s) with a list of relevant publications (1 page max.), as well as a 3 to 4-page research project description:
• The project description, its relevance to PLAS@PAR’s WPs
• The status of the project in national and international scientific context, its potential economic or societal impacts
• Cooperation and scientific exchanges generated by the project
• Description of the team in charge of the project and project duration with time involvement for each participant
• Description of the innovative or structuring nature of the project
• Bibliography
• The expected goals one year after the start of the project and at the end of the project
• Additional documents (quotation is mandatory for expenses above 2 000€)

The 1st page must include the signature of the Director(s) of the laboratory(ies).

Follow up of the funded project:

The support of PLAS@PAR must be mentioned in any oral or written scientific communication. Also, the mention: « This work has been done within the LABEX PLAS@PAR project, and received financial state aid managed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche, as part of the Programme Investissements d'Avenir (PIA) under the reference ANR-11-IDEX-0004-02 » should clearly appear in all communications.

DEADLINE: return date for proposals is March 15, 2017 (18:00).

 

Deadline March 15 2017, 18:00

Invitation of international experts (spring call)

Support from PLAS@PAR will be given to projects allowing structuring within the Labex. The call targets an invitation of international teachers or researchers (limited to a maximum of 2 months, funded by UPMC on Labex budget).

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Support from PLAS@PAR will be given to projects allowing structuring within the Labex.

The call targets an invitation of international teachers or researchers (limited to a maximum of 2 months, funded by UPMC on Labex budget). In this call, the Labex will finance a total of 8 months of invitations.

Besides the scientific relevance of the project (including international positioning, aim and expected results of the collaboration), the following criteria will be taken into account during the evaluation process of the proposal by the steering committee:

• Relevance of the project with respect to the objectives of PLAS@PAR (see below),
• Cross work between teams of PLAS@PAR,
• Training activities (especially seminars and lectures)

Return date for proposals is expected by March 15, 2017 (18:00).

Comprehensive strategy


The subject must be relevant to one of the WPs of the PLAS@PAR, which are:

• WP1: fundamental processes in plasmas

• WP2: numerical simulations

• WP3: innovative experiences and observations

The thematic field of the proposal should cover one of the six themes of the project


(i) Turbulence, instabilities and energy transport, (ii) magnetic reconnection, (iii) shocks, (iv) matter in extreme conditions, (v) Plasmas in molecular gases, (vi) Interaction of plasmas with solids and liquids.

Submission form


The form, written in English, includes an executive summary page (see below), the CV of the invited senior scientist with a list of recent publications, the CV of the project holder with a list of recent publications, and a description of the collaborative project (max. 2 pages)
The description should be focused particularly on:

• The work program

• The foreseen impact for PLAS@PAR

• A selection of relevant references. 

• The team(s) involved in the project

• The educational activities (if any)

The executive summary page must include the signature of the Director(s) of the laboratory

The project must be submitted by mail to: direction.plasapar@listes.upmc.fr before March 15 2017, 18:00.

Permanent call

Sponsorship for conferences, workshops, thematic schools & educative events

PLAS@PAR may support conferences, workshops, thematic schools and educative events related to plasma physics and organized by PLAS@PAR members.

The call is open all year round. The project must be sent to direction.plasapar@listes.upmc.fr 6 months before the event.

Beyond the global interest for Plasma Physics and the relations with the Labex scientific objectives, the level of funding will depend on:

  • The global impact for the Labex community (composition of the program committee, speakers)
  • The global impact for Sorbonne Universities community
  • The support provided to students and young researchers.

A scientific program including oral contributions from researcher from the labex not belonging to the Scientific Committee will be considered as an added value.

The Steering Committee will then evaluate each proposal.

Click here to download the application form in DOC

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A list of funded conferences and events is avalable here.