The call for the Associated Teams 2022 is now open

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Changed on 03/08/2021
Applications for this program, which is part of Inria Chile's International Laboratory and seeks to support scientific collaborations and promote strategic alliances between Chilean and French researchers, are open until October 7, 2021.
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An Associated Team is a three-year joint research project between Inria research groups in France and researchers abroad. The participating researchers jointly define a scientific objective, a research plan and a program of bilateral exchanges.

The Associated Teams are an essential element of Inria's international policy and one of the main tools to support bilateral scientific collaborations, promote and strengthen its strategic alliances outside France.

It is in this context that the Inria Chile International Laboratory invites again Chilean researchers who want to be part of this initiative in 2022, which promotes international mobility and strategic alliances between Chilean and French researchers through the development of a joint research project.

Since 2012, this program has funded 26 French-Chilean research projects.

The lines of work of this program are very broad. This is demonstrated by the new French-Chilean Associated Teams created in 2021: SUSAIN - Towards a Sustainable Artificial Intelligence, which addresses the challenge of reducing the energy consumption of artificial intelligence algorithms deployed in the context of high performance computing and is led by researchers from Inria Chile, Universidad de Chile and the SPIRALS team from Inria Lille; BlueEdge - Artificial Intelligence and optimization for cleaner biotechnological processes, which focuses on innovative wastewater treatment processes with microalgae and recirculating aquaculture systems, formed by the BIOCORE team from Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée, researchers from Inria Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso; and ANACONDA - Theoretical and numerical ANAlysis of CONservation laws for multicellular DynAmics, which focuses on the analysis of mathematical models dedicated to multicellular dynamics, and is led by the MUSCA team of Inria Saclay, researchers from Inria Chile and Universidad del Bío-Bío.


All Chilean academic partners are eligible for the Inria Chile International Laboratory Associate Teams program.



Associate Team proposals will be evaluated by a scientific committee.


  • Inria allocates funds between EUR 7,000 to 13,000 per year to each Associated Team. These amounts are subject to the contingencies of the development of the health crisis and may be revised accordingly.
  • The Associated Teams program provides funding for exchanges (travel and short- and medium-term stays) of researchers, engineers, fellows, postdocs, doctoral students and trainees between France and the partner country. In addition, workshops and joint work meetings (travel and stay expenses) are envisaged.
  • Special case of Associated Teams with the School of Engineering of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC): the Associated Teams presented jointly with researchers from the School of Engineering PUC are committed to apply for complementary funding through the "Seed Fund" program of the School of Engineering of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. This program offers funding for specific duration, amounts and nature of expenses that the School of Engineering will complement for the application of Inria Associated Teams, if the project is selected. The Seed Fund project selection process at the School is independent of the Associate Team selection process.


The call for Associate Teams will receive proposals until October 7. Between that date and December, the evaluations will be carried out and the results will be published in January 2022.

If you are a Chilean researcher and you are interested, please contact us for more information at: