French Embassy in Canada – Mourou-Strickland Program

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The Mourou-Strickland Mobility Program is an initiative designed by the French Embassy in Canada. Its aim is to foster research collaboration between France and Canada and encourage the discovery of specific research and innovation ecosystems in both countries.

Amount: 1 round-trip economy-class flight Canada- France or France-Canada; A contribution towards subsistence costs (5 daily allowances)

Faculty Research Office: Jan 26 (If you wish to have feedback on your application allow at least two-three weeks – contact Karen Kueneman)
Western Research: Jan 26, 10 a.m.
French Embassy: February 4, 2024, 23h59 (PST)

Description: The program is open to researchers from Canada who are interested in traveling to France to explore the French ecosystem and researchers from France who are interested in traveling to Canada to explore the Canadian ecosystem. The Program provides seed funds to encourage new cross-border bilateral cooperation and knowledge exchange. It could leverage new projects with the perspective of setting up a consortium to apply to the Horizon Europe program, which is now accessible to researchers from Canada. Announcement of results: Beginning of March 2024; Period of the stay: anytime in 2024 with the exception of the months of July and August.

Eligibility: Candidates must have a permanent or tenure-track position and be affiliated with a Canadian university (outside of Quebec) or a French university or institution. Western applicants must hold an eligible academic research appointment at Western. The Embassy of France in Canada encourages applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

More information and how to apply… Full applications are to be processed through Western Research and are to be accompanied by a completed ROLA.

Please contact Karen Kueneman if you intend to apply.

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