The Educational Intervention Fund (FIP)

The university has defined internal calls for projects such as the FIP or the SDN9 project of the digital master plan. You can also create a MOOC or respond to a call for projects from thematic digital universities. The CIPE can help you define your project and write your response to the call for projects.

The Pedagogical Intervention Fund, FIP, of the University of Aix-Marseille aims to promote large-scale initiatives in the field of pedagogical transformation. The systems financed aim to improve teaching methods and student follow-up, and may be transferable within the institution.

1) Presentation

The FIP is open to all components of the institution. Projects may come from the central level of the component as well as from teaching teams or departments. They may also associate several components in a multidisciplinary perspective or in a logic of mutualisation of teaching or pedagogical means. In this respect, interdisciplinary thematic training groups, GIFT, and institutional institutes can apply through the component that is carrying them. These projects can be linked to other pedagogical initiatives financed within the components.

The Training and University Life Commission (CFVU) of the institution will be responsible for the selection of projects.

Nature of the projects and eligible expenses:

The projects must be structuring and of a significant scale; they may notably concern:

  • initiatives aimed at specific groups (students with grants, students in difficulty, students with disabilities, students who are far away or unable to attend, deserving students, etc.);
  • alternative assessment practices;
  • the acquisition of equipment for new educational projects;
  • the organisation and equipment of alternative teaching spaces;
  • educational projects based on study visits, including virtual ones
  • real or virtual professional situations;
  • new support mechanisms for reorientation or professional integration;

This list is not intended to be exhaustive; any other project of a pedagogical nature, particularly original, and allowing for dissemination to a wide audience of students is potentially eligible for the IFP. In all cases, funding requests must be presented and contextualized within the framework of a coherent educational project. Finally, some projects may be proposed in conjunction with common services or other university structures (BVE-MH, SCD, SUAPS, SFPC, SUIO, etc.).

When the objective of the project is the acquisition of equipment or the organization of space, the underlying pedagogical logic should be clearly explained. It must not be limited to the renewal of equipment.

The funds allocated under the FIP are paid in a single operation in the calendar year in which they are obtained. They must be committed in the calendar year in which they are obtained and may not be carried over, broken down over several years or reprogrammed to the following calendar year. Eligible expenditure may be of various kinds (operating, investment and payroll) depending on the focus of the project.

Projects with a high content of additional hours must be supported by the component, which will undertake to finance them in subsequent years. The FIP's share of funding for overtime may not exceed 50% of the total funding allocated by the FIP to the project; the overall project budget may be supplemented by co-financing from the component (or components) to which the project is attached in order to complete the necessary overtime budget.

Projects that require access to an online tool or platform (serious game, etc.) must specify whether the request for FIP funding concerns access for a single year only or whether the funding granted will allow perpetual access to the platform.

In addition, it should be noted that :

  • projects focused on the creation of training programs (courses, types of courses, other courses, etc.) are not eligible for FIP funding;
  • projects involving IT or audiovisual solutions (installation of hardware and/or software, maintenance of hardware, development, etc.) cannot be presented without the favourable opinion of the DOSI;
  • projects impacting on the fields of accessibility, disability, logistics, health and safety, must receive the favourable opinion of the appropriate directorates/departments (see page 3 "Practical information and contacts" of the call for projects).

2. Call for projects 2021

You can download the documents of the 2021 FIP call for projects on this page:

  • call for projects
  • application form
  • budget form

Calendar of the call for projects :

  • opening date of the call for projects: Friday 9 October 2020
  • Deadline for the return to the DEVE of the application files classified by the components: Friday 15 January 2021
  • pre-examination of applications by the ad hoc committee: mid-March 2021
  • Final ranking of applications: CFVU of 8 April 2021

Practical information and contact

The application must have been approved and validated by the component before being sent to the DEVE. No additional elements will be accepted after the closing of the call for projects.

The completed application will be sent by the components in electronic format to

Applications sent to the DEVE must include all the required documents.

Any questions may be addressed to the DEVE's training centre at:

3. Winners from previous years

Here you will find the list of all the winners from previous years.

Useful links
Contact information


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