Launch of the 2021 Call for Proposals of the France-Canada Research Fund

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Sponsor: 2021 France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) New Scientific Collaboration Support

Value: The grants are awarded for a period of two years and their amount can vary from 8000 to 15000 CAD depending on the budget presented by the candidates.

Description: The France Canada Research Fund (FCRF) is back this fall and launches its 2021 call for projects “New Research Collaborations”!

Are you a researcher wishing to start a new collaboration with a peer in France or in Canada? You have until November 13 (23:59 Pacific time) to submit your application.

The program is open only to researchers who have never collaborated together before. The funding awarded is mainly intended to support the mobility of researchers and their students. Applications must be submitted as joint projects between a French institution (all Universities, Grandes Ecoles, and research organizations are eligible) and one of the 20 Canadian universities that are members of the FCRF.

The FCRF aims to support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada by promoting researcher mobility. The 2021 FCRF guidelines and application form are attached and can also be downloaded here:

UBC Internal Selection:
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 ( with copy to UBC’s FCRF correspondent, Heather Frost ( by November 13th, 2020. UBC will conduct an internal selection process to identify a maximum of 5 proposals for evaluation by the Embassy by December 11th, 2020.

Internal selection process to identify a maximum of 5 proposals.

Proposal evaluation by the Embassy

Contact: If you have any questions, contact Heather Frost.