CY Initiative of Excellence is an academic consortium selected by the French government among the 19 French universities of excellence. It brings together CY Cergy Paris Université and ESSEC Business School. The two institutions have joined forces in this ambitious project to strengthen their research potential and international attractiveness.

The 2021 Action Plan of CY Initiative aims to foster the development of scientific excellence and to structure the research strategy of the participating institutions and research teams.

Applications are invited to the following four calls for proposals:

  • An internal call for scientific projects open to researchers and faculty members of CY Initiative research centres, including two funding programmes: the AMBITION program supporting ambitious, medium-term research programmes developed at the level of a research group or a research centre, and the EMERGENCE program supporting innovative research projects of small teams of at least two researchers.
  • A call for external applications to the TALENT program open to high-potential early-stage researchers (two to ten years of postdoctoral experience) wishing to develop their research activity in one of the CY Initiative research groups.
  • A call for external applications for the FELLOWSHIP IN RESIDENCE (FIR) program of CY Advanced Studies. This programme aims to promote internationalisation and interdisciplinarity by hosting visiting researchers (juniors and seniors) for a period of 4 to 12 months at CY Advanced Studies, in connection with the research centres of CY Initiative.
  • A call for applications open to researchers from the EUTOPIA Alliance for the EUTOPIA PhD CO-TUTELLE program offering funding for co-tutelle theses between member universities of the EUTOPIA Alliance (call opening early 2021).

[For more information, see supporting documents]

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