Four Accepted Research Projects (2012-2013) under the First Call for Proposals of the CNR-CNRS Agreement and Cooperative Programme


CNR (Italy) – CNRS (Lebanon) Agreement and Cooperative Programme


Within the framework of the CANA-CNRS Project on “Establishing Monitoring and Sustainable Development of the Lebanese Sea” co-financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/General Directorate for Development Cooperation and the National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon (CNRS-L); and within its planned objective of establishing institutional linkages between Lebanese and Italian institutions towards enhancing cooperative opportunities for Lebanese researchers;


On July 13, 2011 an Agreement and Cooperative Programme was signed between the National Council for Scientific Research of Lebanon (CNRS-L) and the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) towards strengthening cooperation in scientific research between the 2 countries. The agreement also included a Cooperative Programme to establish Joint Research Projects between Lebanese and Italian researchers.



CNR-CNRS Agreement & Cooperative Programme


The CNRS-L & the CNR look forward to an active cooperative programme, and on the basis of equality and mutual benefits, undertake to promote and support cooperation between qualified scientists in those research areas of most interest to both parties.


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Second JRP Call for Proposals 2012 (Open)

After the successful closure of the First Call for Proposals (2012-2013), with four accepted research projects, and in accordance with the text of the Agreement on Scientific Cooperation and the Cooperative Programme signed, the Second Call for Proposal (2013-2014) for joint research projects is being jointly launched by CNR and CNRS-L as follows:


Launch Date of the Second Call for Proposals: June 25, 2012
Deadline for applications: October1, 2012
Duration of the Joint Research Project: 2 Years (January 2013 - December 2014)

Topics of the Second Call for Proposals:

(1) Marine Sciences
(2) Management of Natural Resources



- Call for Proposals & Application Form (for Lebanese Researchers) – PDF Format


In order to provide researchers applying for the Joint Call for Proposals some initial contact points, with whom to commence negotiations towards submitting Joint Research Proposals within the framework indicated above:

- CNRS-L Information and Contact Points
- CNR Contact Points (Departments of Earth/Environment & Agriculture/Food)


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* The research programme needs to be agreed on with the Italian partner (acting as co-coordinator) who should be affiliated to the CNR, to which he will submit a similar proposal, following the procedure of his/her Institution.


** For Italian researchers who are not affiliated to the CNR-Italy and wish to be coordinators/members of the research team in the second call for proposals, it is recommended that they start the procedures of affiliation to the CNR-Italy as soon as possible, in order to ensure ample time for administrative procedures.

*** Researchers already involved, as Lebanese Project Coordinators, in a running CNR-CNRS JRP accepted project; cannot be Coordinators in a new proposal; they can however be a Member of the Lebanese Team in a new proposal.






First JRP Call for Proposals (CLOSED)

Topics of the Call: (1) Marine Sciences; (2) Management of Natural Resources

Launch Date: July 20, 2011

Close Date: September 30, 2011


Four Accepted Research Projects (2012-2013) under the First Call for Proposals:

-Investigation of Climatic & Hydrological Trends in Lebanon: Implication with Water Resources Management

-Modeling Water Balance Using Remotely Sensed Data: Application to Ibrahim River Basin, Lebanon

-Extraction of Active Metabolites from Red Algae of the Lebanese and Italian Coasts: Pharmaceutical, Medical and
Agro- Food  Applications

-Distribution and Potential Use of Entomopathogenic Nematodes along the Coastal Area in Lebanon