France-Canada Research Fund – Scientific Collaboration Support Program

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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: October 25 by 5 pm – Complete applications submitted to Research Development for quota selection 
Western Research: November 8 by 5 pm – Final application to Research Development; ROLA due
French Embassy: November 12, 2021 – PDF application will be submitted by Western electronically to the French Embassy in Canada’s Scientific Office

Program guidelines and application form available at French Embassy in Canada website. For complete details on this opportunity, please visit the French Embassy – France Canada Research Fund webpage.

Eligibility: Applicants  must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. The annual theme for the 2022 call is Impact of Global change on Oceans and Coastal regions.  Proposals are welcome from a range of disciplines and interdisciplinarity is encouraged.

-The Embassy requires Western to short-list a maximum of 5. Therefore applicants must submit their completed application forms by October 25th to to be eligible for this competition..
-Competition results are expected in May, 2022.
-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.

Please contact Karen Kueneman if you intend to apply.

Western Research Contact: Kathy Laid, Research Development Officer

About the Author

Kueneman, Karen
Staff, 2015 Fall
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