The Call For Applications For The 2019 « New Collaborations Programs » Is Open!


This Scientific Collaboration Support Program, financed by the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF), aims to support developing new expert partnerships between France and Canada by promoting researcher mobility, particularly for young researchers, and students.

This program provides financing for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before. Submitted proposals must be joint projects between a French institution (all universities, Grandes Écoles, and research organizations are eligible) and one of the 20 FCRF’s Canadian member universities:

You can apply to the 2019 “New Collaborations” FCRF program. Please read the 2019 FCRF Guidelines carefully before downloading the application form.

Deadline for applications: November 16, 2018.

Should you have any question about the program, please send an email to : [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, the joint organization of conferences/symposia or the 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 support the mobility of researchers, including young researchers. As such, travel expenses such as flights, accommodation and meals are eligible. The budget should allocate funds for student travel.
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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