The France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) -New Scientific Collaborations Support Program

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The France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) acts to promote and develop Franco-Canadian scientific and academic exchanges of excellence in every field of research.

It is designed to support new collaborative scientific efforts involving young researchers.

The FCRF was created in 2000 through an agreement between the Embassy of France in Canada and a consortium of 16 Canadian Universities, both English and French speaking. 20 Universities are now part of the consortium, also the company Total .

The Fund is jointly chaired by Ms. Mona Nemer, Vice President, Research, at the University of Ottawa, and Mr. Jacques Samarut, Professor at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

The New Scientific Collaboration Support Program, financed by the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF), aims to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada,
  • Promote the advancement of research and innovation,
  • Prepare and structure scientific cooperation between the two countries,
  • Promote researcher mobility, particularly for young researchers, and
  • Provide research training for young researchers.

The New Scientific Collaboration Support Program provides funding for new scientific collaboration between French and Canadian research teams.

The grants available range in value from $8,000 to $15,000, depending on the requirements presented by project managers. It may be possible to obtain additional funding beyond FCRF funds.

All interested participants must submit a Letter of Intent using the following form, by October 21, 2016

FCRF Letter of Interest

The full application and program guidelines can be downloaded here:

FCRF 2017 Application Form

FCRF 2017 New Collaborations Program Guidelines

it is also recommended that you visit the FCRF website and review the materials available there.

Please follow the program guidelines as closely and carefully as possible.

Additional Deadline Notes

Internal Deadline for Letter of Intent: Friday, October 21, 2016

Internal Deadline for MRA application:  November 7, 2016

Sponsor Deadline:  November 11, 2016

If after November 11, 2016, there are more than 5 applications submitted from the University of Toronto, the University will be required to run an internal peer review selection process to identify the 5 proposals that will move onto the Final Proposal Stage. Five proposals will be selected by December 10, 2016 and delivered to the Embassy by December 12, 2016.



Contact Information

Jason Darby
Research Funding Manager, US & International | (416) 946-5568

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