Attention researchers: the call for for the 2024 Associate Teams is now open

Date :
Changed on 18/07/2023
You can now apply for the Associate Teams program! This is a unique opportunity to develop a bilateral research project with an Inria research group in France for three years.
Convocatoria Equipos Asociados 2024
© Inria / Photo C. Morel


The Associate Teams are part of the French-Chilean Network of Inria researchers and constitute an essential element of Inria's international policy, through which we support bilateral scientific collaboration between France and its strategic partners abroad, including Chile.

In this context, we again invite French and Chilean scientists and researchers to be part of this initiative by applying until October 16, 2023. All Chilean academic partners are eligible for the Inria Chile Associate Teams 2024 program.

What is an Associate Team?

An associate team is a joint research project between an Inria project-team and a foreign research team. For a period of three years, the partners jointly define a scientific objective, a research plan, and a program of bilateral exchanges.

What is the relevance of the program?

Since Inria's arrival in Chile in 2012, 29 French-Chilean research projects in digital sciences and technologies have been funded by this program. Currently, there are nine Associate Teams working, in which researchers from Inria centers in France and Chilean institutions such as the Universidad de Chile, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, the Universidad del Bío Bío, the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez and the Universidad de O'Higgins collaborate.

The objective for Inria Chile is to structure and strengthen scientific collaborations in digital sciences and technologies between Inria project-teams and research teams from Chilean universities, promoting greater bilateral collaboration between researchers from France and Chile.

What are the benefits?

  • Allocation of funds of up to €12,000 per year for the first two years of the project and up to €10,000 in the third year. These amounts are subject to contingencies and may be revised.
  • Funding of exchanges between France and Chile - short and medium-term trips and stays - of the members of the Associate Team (researchers, postdocs, PhD students, engineers, fellows, etc.).
  • Workshops and joint work meetings (expenses related to travel and stays).
  • For researchers from the School of Engineering UC: Associate Teams that initiate new collaborations and are composed by professors of the School of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, may apply for additional funding through the Open Seed Fund program of UC Engineering in July 2024.
  • For researchers from Universidad Santa María: Associate Teams presented with researchers from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María could be co-funded by this university in modalities to be defined.


Download the application guidelines.

For more information, please contact us

If you are a Chilean researcher and you are interested, write to