Call for Training projects - I-Site excellence program

As part of the I-SITE Program of Excellence, the University of Montpellier is launching a call for "TRAINING" projects, in line with the programs that have contributed to the implementation of an ambitious policy of pedagogical transformation (Take-off). Open to all pedagogical teams in the UFRs, Schools and Institutes of I-SITE consortium member institutions, this call for projects aims to continue support for newly-created curricula, improve existing curricula and promote the internationalization of training courses.


Several recent evaluations (I-SITE, HCERES) and changes (EPE, new accreditation) have affected the training landscape. A few months after these milestones, which required concentration and inventiveness, the teaching teams have been able to acquire sufficient hindsight to enable them to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the training courses and systems in place, and to envisage areas for improvement. In the continuity of the programs that contributed to the implementation of an ambitious policy of pedagogical transformation (Take Off #1, #2, #3 and #4), the present AAP aims to stabilize our actions by :

  • continuing to support newly created courses;
  • improving existing curricula, including through innovative teaching approaches;
  • promoting the internationalization of training courses, notably through "at home" approaches.

Eligible expenses

  • additional hours for tenured professors and
  • fixed-term contracts (CDD) required to implement the project (contract BIATS,
    temporary teaching staff excluding ATER and ATE);
  • operating costs directly related to project support ;
  • small items of equipment in the region of €1,500, in compliance with public procurement rules (e.g. computer, public works equipment, etc.);
  • missions ;
  • outsourced professional and specialized consultations,
  • educational training for actors ;
  • costs of communicating, promoting and disseminating educational innovation ;
  • sharing and disseminating teaching experiences.

Target audience

  • the teaching teams of the UFRs, Schools and Institutes of the I-SITE consortium;
  • Project leaders planning actions involving digital pedagogy or pedagogical transformation actions must contact their DSIN or SCSIP beforehand at
  • Projects are submitted exclusively by the directors of UFRs, schools or institutes, who rank in order of priority the projects originating from their component or establishment. Applications must be submitted in PDF format, using the template downloadable by clicking here.

Selection procedures

Resources will be allocated taking into account three main factors:

  • the pedagogical impact and, in particular, the relevance of the project to the challenges of the course concerned;
  • the impact of the project in terms of the University's visibility and influence;
  • the feasibility of implementing the project.

Project duration: the project can start in January 2023 and must be completed by the end of the 2024 calendar year.

The evaluation committee will be chaired by the VP-FVU and will include the VP Digital for Training, the SCSIP Director and SCSIP experts, experts from DSIN-SUN, experts from DRI for the internationalization component, a representative from the Institut Agro, a representative from ENSCM, and subject to availability, external experts.


  • Wednesday September 21, publication of the AAP
  • Application deadline: Thursday, November 3, 2022, 12 noon
  • Mid-December 2022: results and allocation of funds

Financial resources

The budget allocated to the three actions of this call for projects is €700,000. Successful projects will be eligible for funding in calendar years 2023 and 2024.

We would like to draw your attention to the need to promote parity between men and women in I-SITE calls for projects.