France-Canada Research Fund – New Collaborations

The France-Canada New Scientific Collaboration Support Program provides funding for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before. Submitted proposals must be joint projects between a French establishment (all universities, Grandes Écoles, and research organizations are eligible) and one of the FCRF’s 20 Canadian member universities (Western being one).

Amount: Funding is available for 2 years, in amounts ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, according to the needs expressed the principal investigators. Funding is primarily intended to support the mobility of researchers and their students.

Faculty Research Office: 5 days prior to Research Western deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least one-two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Research Western: November 8, 2019 by 2 pm – ROLA due + email draft PDF copy of your application & CVs to
French Embassy: November 15, 2019

Program guidelines and application form available at French Embassy in Canada website.

Eligibility: Applicants  must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. Proposals are welcome from a range of disciplines and interdisciplinarity is encouraged. Of all the projects to be funded in 2020, FCRF will finance 5 projects specifically on the topic of artificial intelligence.

-The Embassy requires Western to short-list a maximum of 5 for review by the program’s Executive Committee.
-Competition results are expected in May, 2020.
-In the Appendix to the program guidelines, there is information about additional funding opportunities for Master’s and doctoral students that may complement the New Scientific Collaboration Support Program.

photo credit: Onasill ~ Bill Badzo Paris France – Pont Alexandre III – Grand Palais in the background via photopin (license)

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall