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.
Please note that while the grants are traditionally awarded for 2 years, the duration of funding may be extended in accordance with the evolution of the health situation
Faculty Research Office: one week prior to agency deadline. (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: One week prior to the Embassy deadline. (To be confirmed). ROLA due
French Embassy: November 13, 2020
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 2021, FCRF will finance 5 projects specifically on the topic of societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
-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, 2021.
-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.