LAPHIA Research calls

LAPHIA - AAP2018 #2 - Research & Valorization


The general principle of LAPHIA's call for projects is to support innovative research initiatives in laser, photonics materials and imaging. The applications are evaluated by external referees and by members of the Scientific Council.

The research projects are then approved by the Board of Directors, according to the global strategy of the cluster and to the following criteria:

  • Foster cooperations between the LAPHIA teams (Cluster added value)
  • Support the highest quality projects (scientific excellence)
  • Support projects consistent with the LAPHIA local structure

While the funding will be mostly devoted to LAPHIA partners, collaborations with other IdEx partners will be welcome, as well as collaborations with non-funded external partners. The key objective is to ensure that LAPHIA has a dynamic effect on its environment, either in the core disciplines or in neighboring disciplines.

The new AAP2018 #2 is close

LAPHIA support intends to provide a leverage financial effect. While no prefunding is required, it is expected from the project leaders to seek for and point out (a posteriori) any extra-funding that could consolidate the first LAPHIA support. Besides, the LAPHIA support can be used as a refill to an already existing project involving one or several teams of the Cluster (provided the project leader can demonstrate a major scientific added value and an organizational synergetic effect of the LAPHIA support). 
As French and European agencies already provide dedicated findings to mid-term projects (2 to 4 years), LAPHIA support intent to be complementary – in particular for short-term high risk projects or help structuring long-term projects.

For this annual call for projects, we propose to support

  • Risky Project (RP) 

  • Passport Project (PP) 

  • Research Mobility Project (RM) for teams

AAP2018 #2 Schedule

  • Launch of the call of projects – Year 2018 #2: April 4th, 2018
  • Deadline for submitting application files: May 4th, 2018 (midday Paris Time)
  • Evaluation of the proposals: May-June 2018
Results publication: mid-July 2018
  • Fundings availability: August 2018

To submit your proposal

1 - Please download the model document (LAPHIA-AAP2018-Project_proposal.doc) herebelow (click on the "Documentation" banner)

2 - Apply here before  May 4th, 2018 (midday, Paris time)

  • Click on the « Submit your application » banner at the end of this webpage
  • Fill the form with your personal information
  • Upload the final version of your proposal (1 single file : PDF, DOC, DOCX or ODT) 


For more information, please download the full LAPHIA AAP2018 Call for projects PDF document herebelow.



Institut d’Optique d’Aquitaine
Rue François Mitterrand
33405 Talence
Tel : 05 57 01 71 11

Daniel da Rocha

Submit your application

  • Each document must not exceed 10 pages (included appendices) police: Times - 11.
Personal details
Last Name *
First Name *
Email address*
Acronym of the project*
Title of the project *
Type of project: risky / passport / mobility
LAPHIA axes: laser physics of high energy densities / photonic materials / innovative imaging
Amount (in €)
Project duration (in months)
Name of Holder laboratory
List of project partners (laboratories and/or industrial)
Documents to be provided
Project Proposal - Upload your document herebelow
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LAPHIA - AAP // Projects Definitions

What is a Passport Project? // What is a research Mobility Project? // What is a Passport Project? Here find more information about Risky, Passport or Mobility projects funded by the LAPHIA Call for Projects!

LAPHIA - Call for Projects Evaluation

Members of the LAPHIA Scientific council and/or external referees will review the projects. Here you'll find more information about the evaluation form used for the selection of projects.