LAPHIA Research calls

LAPHIA - AAP2020 - 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 AAP2020 is now open.

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

AAP2020 Schedule

  • Launch of the call of proposals – Year 2020: August 1st, 2019
  • Deadline for submitting application files: September 15th, 2019 (midday Paris Time).
  • Evaluation of the proposals: September-October 2019
  • Publication of the results: end october 2019
  • Funding availability: November 2019
  • Deadline for recruitment: end of 2019

ATTENTION: This AAP2020 will be the last call for projects organized by the LAPHIA. The IdEx’s financial rules impose us to recruit postdocs and engineers before the end of 2019. Thus, the contracts will last to the end of 2020. We strongly recommend you to seek for a candidate while your projects is evaluated by the LAPHIA (do not wait for the AAP2020 results to be sure you will be able to recruit someone before the end of 2019). If two projects are ranked equally, the one with one potential candidate will have the priority.

To submit your proposal

1 - Please download the model document (LAPHIA-AAP2020-Project_proposal.doc) herebelow (click on the "Documentation" banner)

2 - Apply here before  September 15th, 2019 (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 PDF file


For more information, please download the full LAPHIA AAP2020 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

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  • Each document must not exceed 10 pages (included appendices) police: Times - 11.
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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.