FCRF 2022 New Scientific Collaboration Support Program Call for Proposals

Program Link: https://francecanadaculture.org/france-canada-research-fund/

Sponsor: France Canada Research Fund (FCRF)

Value: The funding is awarded to two-year* projects in amounts ranging from $8,000 to $15,000 CAD, according to the needs expressed by the principal investigators. The funds will be managed by the Canadian university to which the PI is attached. 90% of the funding awarded will support the mobility of researchers and the students affiliated to the project. *This two-year period may be extended depending on the evolution of the health situation in both countries.

Description: The 2022 France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) New Scientific Collaboration Support Program, which aims to support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada by promoting researcher mobility, was announced last week.  This program provides funding for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before. Application must come from principal investigators (PIs), both part of research establishment located in France and Canada. Please note that PhD Candidates and Postdoctoral position are not eligible to apply to this program as PIs.

The FCRF is open to all fields and promotes interdisciplinary projects.  The priority theme for FCRF 2022 is the impact of global climate change on oceans and coastal regions.  FCRF 2022 will fund up to 5 collaborative projects on this theme. The 2022 FCRF guidelines and application form can be downloaded here: https://francecanadaculture.org/france-canada-research-fund/

Internal Selection Process: The FCRF requires that all universities pre-select a maximum of 5 proposals.

To be considered for UBC’s internal selection, researchers must email their applications directly to the French Embassy in Ottawa (assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org) with copy to UBC’s FCRF correspondent, Heather Frost (heather.frost@ubc.ca) by November 12, 2021.

UBC will conduct an internal pre-selection to identify a maximum of 5 proposals to send for evaluation by the Embassy by December 10th, 2021.

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Nandini Maharaj.