France-Canada Research Fund: New Scientific Collaborations Support Program 2021


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


The New Scientific Collaboration Support Program 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.

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.

Requests to renew previously awarded FCRF financing will not be accepted.


Criteria of eligibility:

  • The research projects of the selected applicant must be part of the 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.

Only projects involving collaboration between researchers who have never worked together will be taken into consideration.

Maximum Project Value

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

Indirect Costs


Project Duration

Two years

Note: The period for spending the funds might be extended depending on the evolution of COVID-19.

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 the 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 (if 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: name_name.pdf).

Teams not selected in previous years who wish to apply on the same project must inform the French Embassy at the time of sending the new application (within the limit of only one 2nd application).

How to Apply

Read the attached 2021 FCRF Guidlines.


Microsoft Office document icon 2021 application form129.5 KB
PDF icon 2021 Guidelines930.71 KB
For Questions, please contact


Office of Research

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

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