France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF)
For More Information
For additional information, please visit the France-Canada Research Fund website for
- Program Guidelines
- Application forms
- Evaluation Criteria
Since 2000, the France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF) has provided financial support to the New Research Collaboration Program, which promotes partnerships between researchers in France and Canada. The FCRF aims to accomplish the following objectives:
- Support the development of new expert partnerships between France and Canada;
- Promote the advancement of research and innovation;
- Prepare and structure scientific cooperation between the two countries;
- Promote researchers’ mobility, particularly for early-stage researchers;
- Provide research training for researchers at the master’s and doctorate levels.
Additionally, the 2024 competition has two priority themes:
- "One Health?" A multi-sector approach to achieving health equity; and
- "Climate change and adapting to extreme environments"
To be eligible, Researchers must:
- Not have worked together previously; and
- Principal Investigators (PIs) must have a tenure or tenure track position or full-time position working at an affiliate institute; and
- Teams must include students and young researchers; and
- Canadian PIs must be from one of the 23 Canadian member universities of the FCRF; and
- Teams not selected in previous editions 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.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Applicant to submit a copy of the application along with a complete OR-5 form to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Applicant: Applications must be submitted electronically to the Embassy of France’s Scientific Office (email@example.com) and cc'd to the FCRF correspondent at University of Guelph (Awards and Agreements Officer firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 (e.g. nameFR_nameCA.pdf).