Embassy of France in Canada: Mourou-Strickland 2020 Mobility Program

Updated Information

Extended by sponsor:

Internal Deadline: January 8, 2020

External Deadline: January 15, 2020


French Embassy of Canada

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the program's websites for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


The Embassy of France in Canada is launching the 3rd edition of its Mourou/Strickland Mobility Program. This program is intended for French and Canadian researchers (Quebec excluded as there are specific programs between France and the Quebec Government) who wish to spend a short stay (3 to 28 days) with their counterparts, either in France or in Canada, as part of a joint research project.

Research stays may include, but are not limited to: meetings/research on joint project, meetings for a first contact for future collaboration, work on co-publications, participation in French-Canadian (not international) conferences or seminars, etc.


  • Researchers who have obtained a tenure-track or permanent position for less than 10 years, which corresponds approximately and not exclusively to the 35-45 age group.

French candidates: Be attached to an institute, laboratory, university or research organization based in France.

Canadian candidates: be attached to a Canadian institution, university or research organization outside Quebec (Quebec already has specific programs with France).

  • Candidates have never received a grant under the Mourou/Strickland mobility program or the "new collaborations" program of the France Canada Research Fund.
  • Candidates should not apply for the "new collaborations" program of the France Canada Research Fund in the same year.

Plan a stay of between 3 and 28 days. Travel must take place before December 31st, 2020.

Maximum Project Value

  • 1 round-trip economy-class flight Canada- France or France-Canada
  • A contribution towards subsistence costs (maximum 3 daily allowances)

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

You will find the application form and instructions on our France Canada Culture website:

In French: https://tinyurl.com/mourou-strickland-2020-FR

In English: https://tinyurl.com/mourou-strickland-2020-EN


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application form, letter of invitation from the host institution and complete OR5 form to: research.services@uoguelph.ca

External Deadline

Applicants must send the application form, a letter of invitation from the host institution and a short CV in a single PDF document to: assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org

For Questions, please contact

For any information, Email: assistant.science@ambafrance-ca.org  or Tel: +1 613-562-3794

Office of Research

Ornella McCarron, Grants Officer
Office of Research Services
519-824-4120 x52832

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