France-Canada Research Funds 2017 New Collaborations Program


France Canada Research Fund (FCRF)

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For more information, please go to the sponsor website.


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.

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 establishment (all universities, Grandes Écoles, and research organizations are eligible) and one of the 20 FCRF’s 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 the principal investigators.

Special Notes

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


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

Internal Deadline

Please submit your application/proposal with an OR5 form to

External Deadline

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted electronically to the FCRF correspondent at the Canadian university involved in the project and to the Embassy of France’s Office for Science and Technology (OST), attention: Mrs Armelle CHATAIGNER-GUIDEZ: and a copy to: (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 12, 2016 4:30 pm. 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 U of Guelph)

For Questions, please contact

Armelle Chataigner-Guidez, Assistant

Office of Research

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

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