Cergy, April 16th, 2019 – The Paris Seine Initiative of Excellence has decided to support 22 new research projects for a total amount of € 1.6 million.
61 projects were submitted by the researchers and laboratories of the three establishments of the initiative of excellence (University Cergy Pontoise, ESSEC Business School, EISTI). Launched last November, this third call aims to financially support proposals contributing to the development of scientific excellence, increased attractiveness and international visibility of Paris Seine.
The third call for proposals of the Paris Seine Initiative of Excellence, launched last November for the development of research,
aims to give researchers of Paris Seine the means to increase its attractiveness and impact.
Based on the advice of the Scientific Committee of the Call for Proposals, the Executive Board of the Paris Seine Initiative of Excellence decided,
on April 15th, 2019, to fund 22 new research projects that include 10 postdoctoral contracts, 4 PhD co-funding and 9 supports to emerging projects for a total amount of € 1.6 million to which we must add about € 200,000 of co-funding from academic and industrial partners.
These projects cover all scientific fields of the initiative of excellence: human and social sciences, experimental sciences, mathematics, economics, management, finance, theoretical physics, computer science.
For this edition, the projects will allow the emergence of new research themes, the reinforcement of doctoral and post-doctoral training, the increase of the attractiveness and the international visibility of Paris Seine, the emergence of transversal projects associating several research entities and the development of research in partnership with the socio-economic world were targeted. The projects supported will also contribute to the development of international scientific collaborations with certain privileged partners (notably in Europe with the University of Warwick and the University of Ljubljana and in Singapore with Nanyang Technological University).
For this third call for projects, the initiative of excellence of Paris Seine University has again required the expertise of its scientific committee, with a dual mission: evaluation and advice. This evaluation committee was chaired by Arnaud Lefranc, Vice-President in charge of international scientific development, and coordinator of the call for proposals. It was composed of the research directors of the three partner institutions and nine recognized scientific personalities covering all scientific fields. The committee’s selection work was based on a peer-review process involving 60 experts.