France-Canada Research Fund 2024

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The France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) New Scientific Collaboration Support Program promotes partnerships between researchers in France and Canada, funding new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before.

Amount: $8,000 – $15,000 (over 2 years)

Faculty Research Office: If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two-three weeks – contact Karen Kueneman

DeadlinesRequired Steps
Intent to apply: Friday, October 20,
by 11:59 a.m. ET
Submit an internal NOI form to Western Research to express your interest in applying to the competition.
Internal draft deadline: Friday, October 27, by 11:59 a.m. ETSubmit a close-to-ready draft of the application to Internal Grants for internal adjudication (applicable if Western receives more than five internal NOIs; this will be communicated out to all applicants following the close of the Oct. 20 NOI deadline). 
Internal final application: Friday, November 10, by 11:59 a.m. ETROLA proposal and final application deadline Each applicant must complete a ROLA Proposal for Chair and Dean approvals Applicants send their final draft to the Research Office for review and signature page. ROLA approvals must be obtained before signature page is released. The electronic file’s name must include the surnames of the French and Canadian PIs (ex: nameFR_nameCA.pdf)
External: Friday, November 17,
by 11:59 p.m. ET
Final submission with institutional signatures – PIs submit the final application as one PDF to the French Embassy and cc

Eligibility: Proposals are welcome from a range of disciplines and interdisciplinarity is encouraged. There are two priority themes for the 2024 competition: 1) One Health? A multi-sector approach to achieving health equity; 2) Climate change and adapting to extreme environments. However, projects are not required to fit into the priority themes. Only projects led by PIs who have never collaborated before will be considered. Principal Investigators (PIs) must have a tenure or tenure track position or full-time position working at an affiliate institute. (Western is a member university of the FRCF.)

NOTE: Western can only submit a maximum of 5 applications. Please complete the internal Notice of Intent form to express interest to apply to allow for an internal selection process to occur. In the event that the number of applicants exceeds the maximum allowed, Western will adjudicate the draft applications through Western’s College of Reviewers and select the top five to be put forth to the external competition.

More information and how to apply…

Please contact Karen Kueneman if you intend to apply.

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