France-Canada Research Fund Call for Proposals 2023


France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF)

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the France-Canada Research Fund website website for

  • Program guidelines
  • Application forms
  • Evaluation criteria


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
  • provide research training for young researchers

NEW: The 2023 edition will offer two priority themes:

  • “Healthy aging in our societies: A cross perspective of social sciences and technologies
  • “Energy transition: New technologies with a societal impact “



  • Only projects led by PIs who have never collaborated before will be considered.
  • PhD candidate and individuals holding postdoctoral positions are not eligible as PIs.
  • Canadian PIs must be from on of the 21 Canadian member universities of the FCRF.
  • Teams not selected in previous editions Canadian that wish to apply again must inform the Embassy of France in Canada at the time of submitting their new application (there is a limit of one second application).

Maximum Project Value

Award amounts range from $8,000 to $15,000 CDN.

90% of the funding awarded will support mobility of researchers and students affiliated with the project.

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

2 years

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant to submit a copy of application along with a complete OR5 form to

Please note: A maximum of five pre-selected proposals can be submitted per Canadian university to the Embassy of France in Canada. However, if there are more than five submissions from the University of Guelph, applications will be adjudicated.

External Deadline

Applicant: Applications must be submitted electronically to the to the Embassy of France’s Scientific Office ( and cc'd to the FCRF correspondent at University of Guelph (Grants Officer

Note regarding file names:  A SINGLE PDF must begin with the surname of the lead French researcher, followed by the surname of the lead Canadian researcher

(ex: nameFR_nameCA.pdf).


How to Apply

Both PIs must fill-in the application form (See "File Attachments" below for the form): 

  • Answer the eligibility questions and secondary questions .
  • Select the scientific field(s). Please check the 2023 specific theme box if applicable.
  • Fill in sections 1 to 8.
  • Provide the CVs of the team members involved in the project (maximum 4 CVs). The CVs must summarize research activities for the last 10 years, including the most representative publications, conferences, awards and distinctions, as well as the supervision of early stage researchers.


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For Questions, please contact


Tel : (+1) 613-562-3794

Office of Research

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

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