Call for Equipment-Training projects

EQUIPEMENT calls for projects are designed to enable research units, components and institutes on the Aix-Marseille site to carry out their research and training projects using complex, state-of-the-art equipment. It complements national schemes, the Contrat de Plan Etat-Région (CPER) for the period 2021-2027, as well as the call for projects "Training and Research Interdisciplinary Platforms - TRIPs" in connection with the TIGER project as part of France 2030).

The EQUIPEMENT Formation call for projects aims to support training components on the Aix-Marseille site that wish to strengthen the assessment of knowledge and skills acquired by students through the design or development of dedicated, innovative and adapted spaces that will enable students to become more professional and put themselves into practice.


  • Make training courses more attractive by setting up a new type of platform promoting research and interdisciplinarity,
  • Physically locate the institutes to increase their visibility on the Aix-Marseille site, in conjunction with the CISAM+ project,
  • Support the transformation of research-based training through innovative educational initiatives accessible to undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students.

Target audience

This call for projects is aimed at teachers, teacher-researchers and, more specifically, teaching project teams. These teams must designate a Scientific and Technical Manager, who must be: a teacher-researcher or a full professor from the Aix-Marseille site, attached to a component of Aix-Marseille University, Sciences Po Aix or Centrale Méditerranée.

Each project submitted to this call must be carried out by a training component of the site or an institute of establishment, taking into account the following conditions:

  • A project sponsor may submit only one application to this call for projects.
  • Several projects may be attached to the same component.
  • Winners of wave 1 of the TRIPs call for projects may apply to the Training Equipment call for projects solely on the basis of their winning TRIPs project, provided that the target is undergraduate students and that the complementarity with the TRIPs pedagogical project is clearly defined.
  • Institutes that do not have winning projects from wave 1 of TRIPS can be associated with a project, but cannot respond to this call for projects on their own behalf. AMU, Sciences Po Aix and Centrale Méditerranée will validate the project application and support its implementation.

Information meeting

A webinar was held on Thursday June 29 in the presence of the A*Midex Foundation team.




The total budget available for this call for projects is €2 million.
Funding from A*Midex will be between €50,000 and €150,000 per project.

Type of projects supported

Projects must have a direct link with training, and more specifically they must concern the acquisition, installation and maintenance of equipment intended for training or the creation of facilities, the development of dedicated, innovative and adapted spaces that will enable students to become more professional, to encourage practical experience and to strengthen the assessment of acquired knowledge and skills. These projects must be aimed in whole or in part at undergraduate students.

How to apply?


Until July 28, 2023 - Noon


The declaration of intent is a MANDATORY step in the process. You will be asked to provide the main information and a brief description of the project. However, it is not subject to selection.
Applicants from Science Po Aix and Centrale Méditerranée should contact the A*Midex foundation to obtain login details.
Application deadline for the declaration of intent: from June 12, 2023 to July 28, 2023 at noon (12:00) Paris time.


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At this stage, applicants submit a complete file presenting their project (activities and budget). This file will be submitted for analysis and evaluation. The assessment is carried out by two experts from outside the site.
From the opening date of stage 2, applicants who have submitted an initial application are then invited to submit their complete dossier by the end of stage 2 at the latest, by completing the online form and transferring, in a single pdf file, the completed application dossier, project budget and appendices. Please note: some appendices are mandatory.
To submit your application, you must click on the "SUBMIT" button in the bottom right-hand corner of the application form.

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Contact information

Maxime SIDOS
Tel.: 04 13 94 98 19

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