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


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:

Carleton University

Dalhousie University

McGill University

McMaster University

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Queen’s University

Simon Fraser University

University of Alberta

University of British Columbia

University of Calgary

University of Guelph

Laval University

University of Montreal

University of Ottawa

Université du Québec à Montréal

University of Toronto

University of Victoria

University of Waterloo

Western University

York University



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.

Nb: The period for spending the funds might be extended depending on the evolution of the health situation.


More information on eligibility criteria and calendar can be found in the 2021 FCRF Guidelines


Download the 2021 application form here.

For more information on the program, visit our page dedicated to the FCRF!

If you have any questions about the program, you can contact us at [email protected]



Can post-doctoral fellows apply?

No, only researchers holding a tenured or tenure-track position may apply.


What is meant by “young researcher”?

Refers to master’s and doctoral students. Post-doctoral fellows can be considered as young researchers provided that the teams also include students.


What is a “new collaboration”?

Researchers who wish to apply must never have worked together. Co-publication, joint organization of symposia or joint supervision of students, for example, are considered as collaborations. The researchers concerned are not eligible.


What are the eligible expenses in the budget?

FCRF funds are primarily intended to finance the mobility of researchers, including young researchers. As such, travel expenses such as flights, accommodation and meals are eligible. Fees should be balanced to give students a chance to travel as well.

Indirect costs of universities (overheads) and salaries are not eligible.


What can be included in the “other” category of the budget?

For example, equipment or material costs required for the project are eligible. However, it is recommended that no more than 10% of the total budget be included in the “other” category.




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