France Canada Research Fund: New Collaborations Program 2019


France-Canada Research Fund (FCRF)


This program provides financing for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before.

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, and
  • Provide research training for young researchers.


Criteria of eligibility:

  • The research projects of the selected applicant must be part of a 2018 Franco-Canadian research project preselected by the FCRF’s Canadian member universities.
  • The selected applicant must hold Canadian citizenship.
  • The applicant’s research projects must make positive contributions to the vitality of scientific cooperation between France and Canada.

Maximum Project Value

$8,000 to $15,000, according to the needs expressed by the principal investigators.

Project Duration

Two years


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

Internal Deadline

Application to submit a copy of the application along with a complete OR5 form to:

External Deadline

All must be submitted electronically to the FCRF correspondent at the Canadian University involved in the project and to the Embassy of France’s Scientific Office.

Attention: Armelle Chataigner:  and a copy to: Ornella McCarron, (FCRF correspondent - University of Guelph)

Note: 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: name_name.pdf).

Pre-Selection Deadline: December 17, 2018 4:30 pm. A maximum of five pre-selected proposals can be submitted per Canadian University to the Embassy of France in Canada (if more than 5 submissions from the University of Guelph, applications will be adjudicated).

More information about this opportunity, please visit 2019 France Canada Research Fund website



PDF icon 2019 FCRF guidelines548.38 KB
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For Questions, please contact

Armelle Chataigner:

Office of Research

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

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