France-Canada Research Fund 2016 New Scientific Collaborations Support Program


France Canada Research fund (FCRF)

For More Information

The FCRF guidelines and application form

Note: The application form contains a “pre-screening” survey to help applicants assess if their project is appropriate for a FCRF funding.


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.

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


Joint projects between a French establishment (all universities, Grandes Ecoles and research organizations are eligible) and Canadian Member universities.

Funding Availability

The financing is awarded to two-year projects in amounts ranging from $8,000 to $15,000, according to the needs expressed by lead researchers. Financing is primarily intended to support the mobility of researchers and their students.


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

Internal Deadline

Applicant submits the application form along with signed OR-5 to:

External Deadline

Applicant submits the application electronically to:   Embassy of France’s office for Science & Technology, Attention: Mrs. Armelle Chataigner-Guidez  and copy to: (FCRF correspondent – Univ. of Guelph).

Note: File names 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 18, 2015 4:30 p.m.  
A maximum of 5 pre-selected proposals can be submitted per Canadian University to the Embassy of France in Canada (if more than 5 submissions from Guelph).

For Questions, please contact

FCRF Contact:
Mrs Armelle Chataigner-Guidez, Assistant
Embassy of France’s Office for Science and Technology (OST),
464 Wilbrod St. Ottawa, ON
K1N 6M8

Office of Research

Annette Clarke, Grants Officer
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56927

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