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CNRS – IISER Pune joint research program

25 March 2019

The CNRS and the Indian Institute for Science Education and Research (IISER) Pune are launching a joint call for proposals between the two institutes in order to develop cooperation in new promising themes. This call is open to all research areas. The joint call is intended to fund 3 years of a PhD fellowship on each side and travel.

Submission date: 15 April 2019

Celebration of the 80th anniversary of the CNRS in London

21 March 2019

On 12 March 2019, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) brought together its British academic and institutional partners, and French manufacturers in the UK, to celebrate its 80th birthday, hosted at the French Ambassador’s Residence in London.

The NTU - CNRS “Excellence Science” Joint Research Program is open

14 March 2019

We are pleased to inform you that the CNRS - Nanyang Technological University (NTU) “Excellence Science” Joint Research Program is open for application now. Submission deadline: 10 April 2019

Visits of two German high level delegations at the CNRS headquarters

26 February 2019

On February 18th and 19th 2019 two high level meetings were held at CNRS headquarters between Antoine Petit, Chief Executive Officer of CNRS, and high representatives of the Helmotz Association and the German Space Agency (DLR).

Official opening of the CNRS and Université de Lyon’s joint representative office in Ottawa

20 February 2019

On January 29 2019 took place the official opening of the CNRS and the Université de Lyon’s joint representative office in Ottawa. For its CNRS component, this office is a satellite of the Direction of European Research and International Cooperation (DERCI) through its North America Office, located in Washington D.C.

Second Edition of the CNRS/Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) Workshop

19 February 2019

The second edition of the CNRS/Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) Workshop took place in Warsaw on February 13th and 14th, 2019. This year the scientific theme focused on molecular and structural biology.

Denis Perret-Gallix Memorial Symposium "Pont entre la France et Le Japon ”

9 January 2019

KEK - High Energy Accelerator Research Organization - and Toshiko Yuasa Laboratory (TYL) are organizing a symposium to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Denis Perret-Gallix (1949-2018). The symposium will take place on April 2nd, 2019 from 1:30 pm at the KEK Tsukuba campus. It will feature talks dedicated to the memory of Dr. Perret-Gallix. We cordially invite you to the event. Dr. Denis Perret-Gallix conducted various collaborations between France and KEK in high energy physics. The French-Japan Particle Physics Laboratory (FJPPL), now TYL, was established in 2006, for which Denis played a leading role.

Date: April 2, 2019 13:30-17:45

Results of the Call for Joint Research Proposals 2018 between CNRS (France) and University of Toronto

12 December 2018

Now in our second year of Call for Joint Research Proposals (PRC), the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) in France and the University of Toronto (U of T) are pleased to announce the awardees from this 2018 Joint Call.

Resultats of the 5th EIG CONCERT-Japan Joint Call

11 December 2018

The European Interest Group (EIG) CONCERT-Japan is pleased to reveal the results of its 5th Joint Call for research projects on the theme “Functional Porous Materials”.

International Associated Laboratory « AMADEUS - AMADEUS: Advancing Methods in Ancient DNA for Environmental and Evolution History”

10 December 2018

Over the last ten years main technological innovations enabled to sequence the first human genome and extirpated species. The Center for GeoGenetic of the University of Copenhagen is a part of these few laboratories which have contributed to many of these technological advances. For example it was within this lab that the first human genome has been sequenced in 2010.

Weizmann-CNRS Collaboration Program

20 November 2018

In order to support top priority actions at the international level by recruiting PhD fellows, the CNRS starts implementing strategic partnerships with foreign institutions of excellence. Submission date for the Weizmann-CNRS Collaboration Program : 15 January 2019

A French-South Korean International Joint Unit inaugurated in Seoul

16 November 2018

On October 5, 2018 in Seoul, CNRS and Sorbonne University, together with Yonsei University, their South Korean partner, inaugurated 2B-FUEL, an International Joint Unit (UMI) in materials chemistry and organic electronics.

The France-Berkeley Fund is now accepting applications for 2019 grant competition

7 November 2018

The France-Berkeley Fund is now accepting applications for 2019 grant competition until January 31 2019.

Established in 1993 as a partnership with the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the France-Berkeley Fund supports and promotes scholarly collaboration in all disciplines between the University of California and public research centers and institutions of higher learning in France.

Signature of the Agreement for the creation of the International Associated Laboratory "Small Molecule Lab" (Smolab)

9 October 2018

The ceremony for the signature of the Agreement for the creation of the International Associated Laboratory “Small Molecule Lab” (LIA Smolab) was organized Tuesday 9 October 2018 at Kyoto University, in the presence of Pr. Antoine Petit, Chairman and CEO of CNRS, Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa, President of Kyoto University and representatives of Paris Sciences et Lettres University, Dr. Minh-Hà Pham, Vice president for international relations, and Air Liquide, Mr. Philippe Queille Group R&D Vice-President, Asia, partners of this LIA.

Deep Tech Summit by SGInnovate

3 September 2018

The full-day conference will bring together leading minds in deep tech to exchange ideas and create exchanges that aim to build a better future. Deep tech entrepreneurs, investors, government officials, corporate innovators, academics, researchers and media members from major innovation hubs around the world will be present.



Launch of a joint international laboratory between the CNRS and Hitachi High Technologies Corporation

5 July 2018

French researchers and Japanese engineers have joined forces to develop a new electron microscope that can scan the properties of matter on very small scales of time and space. The Centre d’élaboration de matériaux et d’études structurales (CEMES) of the CNRS and the Hitachi High Technologies Corporation (HHT) will formalize the creation of a joint laboratory on July 2, 2018, the first between the CNRS and a foreign company.

The CNRS and the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israël) engage in a deeper scientific partnership

29 June 2018

The CNRS signs 2018 June, 27th two partnerships agreements with the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israël), a leading Israeli basic science institution in natural sciences, physics, mathematical sciences and computer sciences.

The third Franco-Mexican Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation

15 June 2018

The third Franco-Mexican Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation, hosted by the French Embassy in Mexico and the National Council for Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT), has taken place in San Luis Potosi on May 29th and 30th.

Apart from participating at one of the round table during the first day of the forum on the tools for international collaboration, CNRS has also taken this opportunity to sign two agreements with its Mexican partners.

Joint Research Programme (PRC) CNRS / University of Toronto - Call for Projects 2018

1 June 2018

The CNRS and the University of Toronto are launching a project aiming at promoting cooperation between CNRS units and Canadian laboratories in all research fields.

Call opens on June 1st 2018

Call ends on July 16th 2018

CNRS in Australia: a highly structuring cooperative framework

24 May 2018

Between May 1st and 3rd, during a state visit to Australia by the French President accompanied by the Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Franco-Australian scientific cooperation was one of the main points discussed, with the CNRS playing a significant role. On this occasion, Patrick Nédellec, director of the DERCI (European Research and International Cooperation Department) met one of the key partners of the CNRS and together they set out the major lines of a highly structuring cooperation projects, with the signing in particular of four agreements.

CNRS-GW University joint laboratory EpiDaPo: a French-US interdisciplinary lab in the heart of the United States’ capital

3 May 2018

On the occasion of his visit to Washington D.C., in the context of French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit, Antoine Petit, President and CEO of Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) signed on April 25th 2018, together with Forrest Maltzman, George Washington (GW) University Provost, the agreement for the creation of a Joint Laboratory EpiDaPo: Epigenetics Data Politics. Its research activities will begin on July 1st 2018 on GW campus.


5 April 2018

The European Interest Group CONCERT-Japan (CONnecting and Coordinating European Research and technology Development with Japan) is setting up a Joint Call for research projects on the thematic area: “Functional Porous Materials”. The European Interest Group CONCERT-Japan is an international joint initiative to support and enhance science, technology and innovation cooperation between European countries and Japan. It began as an ERA-NET project funded by the 7th Framework Programme from 2011 to 2014, and is now continuing independently of EU support.

Deadline for submission: June 11th 2018

Signature of 3 agreements for scientific cooperation during the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India

13 March 2018

The CNRS signed 3 agreements for scientific cooperation with its Indian pertners, the Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, the Indian Institute of Technology Madras and Ashoka University, in the frame of the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to India.

The renewal of the Georgia Tech-CNRS UMI

8 March 2018

The signing of the renewal of the International Joint Research Unit (UMI – unite mixte internationale) Georgia Tech-CNRS between the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta in the USA), Georgia Tech Lorraine campus (Metz in France) and the CNRS was celebrated on March 8th. The ceremony was hosted by the Acting deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, Kristina Kvien.

Lyon-Sendai : strengthening the French-Japonese collaboration on materials science and engineering

5 March 2018

The CNRS, the University of Lyon and the University of Tohoku (Sendai, Japan) launched, on March 5th 2018, the French office of the International Joint Unit ELyTMaX . Located within both the premises of the INSA Lyon in Villeurbanne and of the Ecole Centrale de Lyon in Ecully, the office accounts for the French site of the unit created in Sendai in 2016.

CNRS signs on with India for another 5 year of cooperation in applied Mathematics

28 February 2018

The CNRS and the Indian Department of Science & Technology renewed the Indo-French Center for Applied Mathematics (IFCAM) for 5 years during a ceremony that took place in Chennai on February 1st, 2018, gathering the French and Indian mathematical communities.

“Joint Institute for Nuclear Research – Day in France”: CNRS-JINR workshop and signature of agreements

26 February 2018

For 45 years, the CNRS National Institute for Nuclear and Particles Physics (IN2P3) has developed strong bilateral links with the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR). Within the framework of this anniversary, the CNRS organized a workshop marked by the signature of agreements between the two institutions. This workshop took place on February 15th at the Russian Center for Science and Culture in Paris.

Kick-off meeting of the LIA “Innovative methodological developments for the high-performance simulation of complex biological systems” with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (United States)

23 February 2018

The second phase of the LIA SML, launched in 2012 by the CNRS and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has been announced on February 8th and 9th at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, combining the announcement of its renewal and a two-day workshop.

Maupertuis program: Bilateral funding program for scientific cooperation between France and Finland

9 February 2018

The Institut Français in Helsinki, the Embassy of France in Finland and the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation have partnered again this year with the Finnish Society for Sciences and Letters and the Finnish Academy for Science and Letters in Finland to open the call for proposals of the seed funding program to initiate and strengthen bilateral cooperation in science, innovation and higher education in fields of excellence in both countries.

Deadline for submission: March 8th 2018

Mrs. Frédérique Vidal on a State visit to Singapore on the 22nd and 23rd of January 2018

29 January 2018

A few weeks after her trip to Beijing with President Macron, Mrs. Vidal returns back to Asia for a second time for an intense State visit punctuated by Research, Sciences, Education and Innovation.

CINTRA’s Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with

29 January 2018

The renewal of MOU between CNRS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Thales was signed last Monday the 22nd of January 2018 in the NTU campus by Prof Lam Khin Yong (Vice President -­‐ Research, for NTU), Dr Antoine Petit (President, for CNRS) and Dr Marko Erman (Chief Technical Officer, for Thales group), in the presence of French Minister for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frédérique Vidal. More (...)

The CNRS and the Imperial College London have just established a joint laboratory in mathematics

23 January 2018

On January 1st, the Imperial College of London, ranking within the 10 best universities in the world, and the CNRS, first basic research institution in Europe, have implemented an International Joint Unit (UMI) in mathematics. The Abraham de Moivre laboratory was inaugurated on Monday, 15th January in London.

Signing ceremony of the agreement for the creation of the International Research Network "Mathematics with Central and Eastern Europe" – IRN ECO MATH

16 January 2018

The signing ceremony of the International Research Network (IRN) "Mathematics with Central and Eastern Europe - ECO MATH" took place on Wednesday, November 29th 2017 at the residence of the French Embassy in Bucharest in the presence of the Ambassador of France in Romania and representatives of the CNRS, the Romanian Academy, the "Simion Stoilow" Institute of Mathematics of the Romanian Academy (IMAR) and the "Alfréd Renyi" Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of Hungary.

[February 15th 2018] - Call for France-Vietnam 2018 scientific cooperation projects

15 January 2018

The Cooperation and Cultural Action Service of the French Embassy in Vietnam launches its second call for projects, aiming at developping the emergence and excellence of scientific and technological collaboration between French and Vietnamese researchers.

Research at the crossroads of Asia

19 December 2017

More than 100 key figures from the world of French research in Asia gathered in Shanghai on November 27-28 for the AUR@SIA2017 symposium. A look back at a major event for CNRS operations in the region.

2018 call for proposal - STIC and MATH AmSud programmes

18 December 2017

The call for proposals of the STIC and MATH AmSud programmes are now opened. Deadline for the submission of projects: May 15th, 2018.

1st CNRS / Polish Academy of Sciences Workshop

17 December 2017

The first joint research workshop was organized in Gif-sur-Yvette on December, 11th and 12th, 2017. This meeting, which brought together French and Polish experts in nuclear medicine and radiochemistry, was the occasion for first scientific contacts between the scientists of both countries and for fruitful exchanges.

Creation of a French-Indian International Joint Unit in computer sciences : The UMI ReLaX

30 November 2017

The CNRS, the University of Bordeaux, the ENS Paris-Saclay and their Indian partners from the CMI (Chennai Mathematical Institute) and the IMSc (Institute of Mathematical Sciences) have created ReLaX, an International Joint Unit in computer sciences.

Renewal of the French-Mexican International Joint Unit LAFMIA

30 November 2017

ON the occasion of visit in France, Dr. Enrique Cabrero Mendoza, General Director of the CONACYT (Mexico), signed, with CNRS President Anne Peyroche, the Director of the CINVESTAV (hosting the UMI) and the UTC Research Director, the renewal agreement of the UMI LAFMIA.

ERC Consolidator Grants: CNRS ranks first among European institutions

30 November 2017

The European Research Council has announced the results of the ERC Consolidator Grant Call 2017. Consolidator Grants are awarded to top researchers with at least seven and up to twelve years of experience after PhD.

No less than 329 projects will receive funding in all areas of research, of which 38 are hosted in France thus being the third country hosting ERC laureates after the United Kingdom (60 projects) and Germany (56 projects).

With 20 laureates (12 in Physical Sciences and Engineering, 6 in Life Sciences and 2 in Social Sciences and Humanities), CNRS ranks first, followed by the Max Planck Society (12 laureates) and the University of Oxford (8 laureates).

Some news from IMPA !

23 November 2017

At the occasion of the renewal of the cooperation between the IMPA (Instituto de Matematica Pura e Aplicada) and the CNRS, the International Joint Unit (UMI) in Rio has been given the name of Jean-Christophe Yoccoz.

Opening of the 2018-2019 Chateaubriand Fellowship call

14 November 2017

The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open. The grant, offered by the Embassy of France in the US, supports outsanding American Ph.D. students who wish to conduct their research in a French laboratory within the framework of a joint research project.

Deadline for the application: January 16, 2018 Complete applications must be submitted by January 16, 2018.

Thailand: ‘Rethinking the Nature and Culture Divide’, a conference by P. Descola at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok

13 November 2017

Organized by the Institute of Research on Contemporary Southeast Asia (IRASEC) and the Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS) Faculty of Political Science, a public lecture on nature and culture divide was given on November 10th by Philippe Descola, Professor at Collège de France, Chair in Anthropology of Nature and 2012 CNRS Gold Medal.

CNRS-CSIC Workshop in Madrid: Trends on Spintronics and Nanomagnetism – October 4th to 6th, 2017

7 November 2017

The 5th joint CNRS-CSIC workshop took place from October 4th to 6th in Madrid. It was the opportunity for the junior and senior scientists from both France and Spain to lead fruitful discussions on spintronics and nanomagnetism.

Signature of a cooperation agreement between the IN2P3 and the Fermilab

3 November 2017

A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement was signed on October 19th 2017 between the IN2P3 and the Fermilab, which aims at promoting information sharing, researchers exchanges and student mobility.

German-French Cooperation: Creation of an LIA in SSH with the University of Bonn

6 October 2017

The International Associated Laboratory “Center for Research on New Realisms” - LIA CRNR was officially created during a signing ceremony organized at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne on September 25th, 2017.

It associates the CNRS, the University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn. This strong partnership is the result of a sustained collaboration between the Sorbonne Institute of Legal and Philosophical Sciences and the International Center for Philosophy of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The CNRS and the Chinese society Infinitus inaugurated the “Hoffmann Infinitus Program”

5 October 2017

On September 15th, representatives from the LKK Health Products Group, Infinitus and the CNRS launched, during a ceremony in Strasbourg, the "Hoffman Infinitus Program". Jules Hoffman, 2011 Nobel Prize laureate in physiology or medicine, attended the event.

Renewal of the partnership agreement between the Kyoto University and the CNRS

2 October 2017

On October 1st, 2017, Dr. Juichi Yamagiwa, Kyoto University President and Prof. Alain Fuchs, CNRS President, signed an amendment extending for another four-year period the memorandum of understanding for scientific collaboration that was entered into by both institutions in 2013.

The signing ceremony was held in Kyoto outside of the 2017 STS Forum, Science and Technology in Society annual meeting.

French-Mexican Ocean Workshop, September 19-20, 2017 - Mexico City

26 September 2017

A FRENCH-MEXICAN OCEAN WORKSHOP was hosted by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (UNAM), on its Mexico City’s campus, on September 19-20 2017.

REMINDER - Joint Research Programme (PRC) CNRS / University of Toronto - Call for projects 2017

25 July 2017

Last days for the joint call for research projects CNRS-University of Toronto.

Applications due by : July 30th, 2017 at 11:59 pm (Paris time).

Nominate your candidate for the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize

7 July 2017

The one million euro Millennium Technology Prize is awarded every second year by the Technology Academy Finland for disruptive technological innovations that help solve the great challenges of humankind.The nomination period for the 2018 Millennium Technology Prize opens today, April 3, and will close on July 31, 2017.

The President of the National Natural Science Foundation of China welcomed to Paris by the CNRS

28 June 2017

On Friday, June 9th, the CNRS welcomed, in Paris, the President of the Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC). This meeting, organized within the framework of visits across Europe, led to fruitful exchanges on the wish shared by the CNRS and the NSFC to strengthen existing collaborations between the two institutions.

17 International joint units from the Americas convene for the first time in Mexico City

8 June 2017

In a gathering of French science abroad, 17 CNRS international joint units (UMIs) from the Americas (North and South) recently met in Mexico City to learn more about one another. A showcase for French research, UMIs offer real opportunities for development between scientific as well as industrial partners.

Signing ceremony for the creation of the " Interdisciplinary Scientific Center Poncelet " - ISCP in Moscow

6 June 2017

A high-level delegation of CNRS, led by the Director of the Institute of Physics, was received at the Residence of the French Ambassador in Moscow on May 22, 2017.

On this occasion was signed the agreement establishing the Interdisciplinary Scientific Center Poncelet (ISCP). The ISCP combines the CNRS and five Russian partner institutions - the Independent University of Moscow, the Higher School of Economics, the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and two Institutes associated with the Russian Academy of Sciences ─ the Steklov Institute of Mathematics and the AA Kharkevich Institute for Problems of Transmission of Information.

Toward a stronger scientific cooperation between France and Iran

6 June 2017

In the frame of the strengthening of relationship between France and Iran, the CNRS performed in May 2016 an exploratory visit in Iran, in order to improve its comprehension of the Iranian research landscape.

Following this first initiative and in view of enhancing mutual knowledge on new potential partners, the CNRS and the Amirkabir University (AUT) set up a scientific workshop in Teheran on April 19th, 2017.

Singapore/France: SILVER - a large scale scientific programme on the ageing of the population in cities of the future

16 May 2017

Within the framework of the prefiguration of the SILVER project, a scientific workshop was held at the CNRS and at the Hôtel de Ville de Paris, on April 6th and 7th, bringing together French and Singaporean researchers and their institutional and industrial partners on the issue of aging and the loss of autonomy of elderly in urban areas.

Signature of the UMI « Solomon Lefschetz Laboratory » (LaSoL) located in Cuernavaca, Mexico

16 May 2017

On April 25th, the creation agreement of a UMI between the CNRS, the UNAM and the CONACYT was signed as part of the Days dedicated to the International Joint Units (UMI) of Americas which took place in Mexico.

The EIG CONCERT-Japan 4th Joint Call focusing on Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution now open

12 May 2017

CONCERT-Japan (Connecting and Coordinating European Research and Technology Development with Japan) began as an ERA-NET project funded by the FP7 between 2011 and 2014. Its primary function is to collaboratively implement multilateral joint funding with the objective of enhancing the cooperation between European countries and Japan in various fields of STI.

CONCERT-Japan is now continuing independently of EU support as an activity of the European Interest Group (EIG), hence the name "EIG CONCERT-Japan".

Regarding the success of its last joint call in 2016 on “Food Crops and Biomass Production technologies”, the EIG CONCERT-Japan is now glad to inform that its Joint call on "Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution" is open from May 2, until July 14, 2017. Projects with an innovative dimension will be funded for a period of 3 years. 9 European and Japanese funding organizations are taking part in that Call.

Call for Joint Research Projects PRC CNRS/RFBR 2018-2020

27 April 2017

The CNRS and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, in accordance with the Agreement signed on November 10th, 2016, organize a call for Joint Research Projects (PRC).

The aim of the competition is to grant financial support for jointly initiated research projects conducted by French and Russian scientists.

The competition supports projects in the all areas of expertise, including the fields of the human sciences.

Closing date: June 12th, 2017

Upcoming EIG CONCERT-Japan call for projects focuses on energy

14 April 2017

The European Interest Group CONCERT-Japan announced, on April 10th, 2017 the upcoming launch of its 2017 call for projectswhich will tackle the scientifically and technologically challenging theme of "Efficient Energy Storage and Distribution". This call counts as the fourth call for projects launched since the inception of the CONCERT-Japan initiative.

March 15th, 2017: celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ERC with EU13

12 April 2017

An event, gathering representatives from the ERC, the CNRS and EU-13 Member States, was organized at the CNRS headquarters for the 10th anniversary of the ERC. This event aimed at being a first step towards upcoming initiatives to promote mobility and give a further impulse to cooperation with the EU13 countries.

Celebrating the French-Chinese scientific cooperation in Beijing

6 April 2017

The 3rd edition of the annual reception in China took place on March 13th, 2017. Organized by the CNRS China Office with the sponsorship of AXA Research Fund, the event gathered local scientists working in cooperation with CNRS, through various projects, as well askey opinion leaders in science and business.

Singapore: a first step towards scientific collaboration between CNRS and the National Research Foundation

6 April 2017

During the State visit of French President François Hollande in Singapore, on March 26 and 27, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the CNRS and the NRF to confirm their intent to to strenghten sound and structured scientific cooperation.

The CNRS launches its first joint call for projects with South Korean National Research Foundation

6 April 2017

After the signature of the Letter of Intent between the CNRS and the NRF, the institutions decided to launch a call for projects to fund International Joint Research Projects in all fields of research for two years.

Deadline for submitting a joint proposal: May 2nd, 2017

Finland : New seed funding program

23 March 2017

The Institut Français in Helsinki, the Embassy of France in Finland and the French Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research have partnered with the Finnish Society for Science and Letters and the Finnish Academy for Science and Letters in Finland to launch a new seed funding program to initiate and strengthen bilateral cooperation in science, innovation and higher education in fields of excellence.

Application deadline: March, 31st 2017

6 laureates from France at the 67th “Nobel Prize Laureates Meeting” in Lindau, Germany

2 March 2017

The 67th edition of the Nobel Prize Meetings is to take place from June 25th to 30th, 2017 in Germany. Among the 600 young researchers who will attend the event, 6 French laureates have been nominated by the Lindau jury to take part in this event.

Kick-Off Workshop of Europe-Japan multilateral projects under the EIG CONCERT-Japan

28 February 2017

After the launch of the 3rd Joint Call of the European Interest Group CONCERT-Japan ((Connecting and Coordinating European Research and Technology Development with Japan), a Kick-Off workshop took place last Thursday February, 16th in The Hague (Netherlands). This was the opportunity for the coordinators of the selected projects to introduce their research program.

Joint Research Programme (PRC) CNRS / University of Melbourne - Call for projects 2017

14 February 2017

The CNRS and the University of Melbourne are launching a joint call for research projects. Three grants of 4000 € for the CNRS lead applicants will be funded in 2017.

Closing date: Friday, March 31st 2017

French-Indonesian Science and Technology Cooperation Program (NUSANTARA)

6 February 2017

The Government of the Republic of France in conjunction with the Indonesian Government have established the NUSANTARA Program. NUSANTARA is jointly managed by the Indonesian Ministry for Research, Technology and Higher Education (RISTEKDIKTI), the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR). The objective of NUSANTARA is to promote and support new projects of scientific and technological cooperation, between French and Indonesian researchers in both public and private sectors.

Deadline for sending applications : March 2, 2017 at 7 a.m. Paris time (for mobility)

India: "Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil" to Dr. V. Prakash, Institut Français de Pondichéry

31 January 2017

Dr. V. Prakash, post-doctoral scholar working in the Contemporary Tamil Culture program at the Institut Français de Pondichéry, has been selected as a recipient of the "Presidential Awards for Classical Tamil" for the year 2015-2016 in the category "Young Scholar Award".

Morocco: LIA ATLAS « Associated Trans-Mediterranean Laboratory for Applications in Solar energy»

24 January 2017

24 janvier 2017 Signed in Rabat by the CNRS, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique du Maroc, the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Université Internationale de Rabat and the Université Mohammed V, the LIA ATLAS will focus on the study of the components and their optimization, on devices and systems related to renewable energies, in Photovoltaics, Energy Recovery and Energy Efficiency.

Meet the 360 CNRS’ ERC laureates

19 January 2017

Creation of an International Associated Laboratory in Mathematical Sciences with Italy: the LIA – LYSM

9 January 2017

The scientific cooperations in mathematics between France and Italy, especially between Marseille and Roma, are deep and long-standing. Signed between the CNRS, the University of Aix-Marseille, the Ecole Centrale Marseille and the National Institute of Advanced Mathematics (INdAM) in Roma, the International Associated Laboratory “Laboratory Ypatia of Mathematical Sciences” enables the strengthening of researchers exchanges between the Institute of Mathematics of Marseille and the INdAM.

Creation of two new International Associated Laboratories (LIA) in biological sciences, one in Belgium and one in Switzerland, both with teams from Lille

6 January 2017

Switzerland: LIA DiaGenIl: Genetics and study of pancreatic islets in Type II diabetes

Belgium: LIA GLYCOLAB4CDG: Laboratory for Research on Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation – from cellular mechanisms to cure

Creation of the International Associated Laboratory « Quantum Circuits and Materials »

2 January 2017

On January 1st, 2017, the international associated laboratory for quantum circuits and materials (LIA-LCMQ), which involves the CNRS, the University of Paris-Sud and the University of Sherbrooke (Canada), will officially be implemented and operational. The research led in this new laboratory will concern, on the one hand, the development of quantum circuits and, on the second hand, the theoretical and experimental study of quantum materials.

A new French-Japanese laboratory for the behavior of materials under extreme conditions

31 December 2016

In order to strengthen their cooperation in materials science and engineering, the CNRS, the University of Lyon and the University of Tohoku launched, on October 4th 2016, an International Joint Unit (UMI1), located in Sendai, in Japan. Called Engineering Science Lyon – Tohoku for Materials and Systems under Extreme Conditions (ELyTMaX), this new laboratory will study the behavior of materials when submitted to extreme and complex strains. One of its goals is to understand their deterioration mechanisms over time, in order to better estimate their lifetime.

CNRS, Aix-Marseille University and MIT to extend the activities of < MSE >² International Joint Unit

31 December 2016

On Friday, September 9th, Alain Fuchs, President of the CNRS, Yvon Berland, President of the Aix-Marseilles University and Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, USA, signed an extension agreement for the < MSE >² International Joint Unit. The French Secretary of State, Thierry Mandon, attended the signature ceremony.

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the CNRS-RFBR partnership in Moscow

31 December 2016

On the occasion of the ceremony for the 20th anniversary of the strategic partnership between the CNRS and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), a high-level CNRS delegation led by Professor Alain SCHUHL, Director of the Institute of Physics, travelled to Moscow from November, 9th to November, 11th, 2016. This mission was the opportunity to highlight the strong scientific cooperation links which exist between French and Russian scientists, and to sign two agreements.

UWERTURA 1 CALL FOR PROPOSALS for fellowships in international research teams conducting ERC grants

15 December 2016

The UWERTURA 1 call for proposals for fellowships in international research teams conducting ERC grants is targeted at researchers who plan to apply for a research grant to the European Research Council (ERC).

The objective of the call for proposals is to provide support to researchers conducting research at Polish research institutions with respect to the effective application for European funds and to increase their share in the group of ERC grantees. Fellowships in research teams conducting research financed with ERC grants will boost the academic profile of candidates applying for ERC grants, giving them an opportunity to acquire knowledge and indispensable experience in the international grant system. The call for proposals is organised in agreement with the ERC within the Fellowship Schemes to Visit ERC Grantees.

CALL ANNOUNCEMENT: 15 December 2016

CALL DEADLINE: 15 March 2017

CALL RESULTS: 15 September 2017

Workshop CNRS-CSIC

28 November 2016

On October 24th and 25th, 2016, the 4th workshop organized with the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) took place on the CNRS campus of Gif-sur-Yvette. The workshop aimed at underlying the issues of managing water as a necessary resource.

CNRS and Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI) : Renewal of the Pauli International Joint Unit (UMI) in Vienna

28 November 2016

The CNRS and the Wolfgang Pauli Institute have been working at a high level together since 2004 as part of the International Joint Unit (UMI) “CNRS-Pauli Institute”

Chateaubriand Fellowship

25 November 2016

The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance.

South Africa & France sign science and technology collaboration

25 November 2015

On Tuesday, 24 November 2015, the NRF concluded a scientific agreement with three French institutions – L’Institut Recherche Pour le Développement (IRD), Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Le Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement (CIRAD) – at the French Ambassador’s residence in Pretoria.

Call for proposals Europe - Canada

6 October 2015

The ERA-Can+ project launched its first call for proposals. The Twinning Programme aims at supporting close collaboration between already existing European and Canadian research endeavours. Each twinning project should consist of at least one EU-funded project consortium (FP7 or Horizon 2020), and one Canadian project funded either at federal or provincial level.
Application deadline : January 4, 2016.

Southeast Asia - Europe Pilot Joint Call for Mobility

9 July 2015

The European project SEA-EU-NET II has just launched a pilot joint call for mobility between Europe and Southeast Asia.

Deadline for applications : 14 September 2015

EU-India Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation Days

9 July 2015

On 15-16 October 2015, the sixth edition of the "EU-India STI cooperation days" will be held in Rome, Italy. This edition will be in particular focused on clean water for health. The event is jointly organized by the INDIGO POLICY and INNO INDIGO projects.

Creation of a Franco-Chilean international associated laboratory on mining systems in the Atacama Desert

26 June 2015

On June 9, 2015, the Franco-Chilean international associated laboratory "Mining systems in the Atacama Desert" was signed by the CNRS and its partner universities, in the presence of Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile, and Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of National education, Higher education and Research.

Creation of an international associated laboratory with China on structures and interactions of nucleic acids

26 June 2015

The agreement for the creation of a Franco-Chinese international associated laboratory, "G-quadruplex-HELI", was signed on May 29, 2015 in Beijing, by the CNRS and the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Framework agreement signed between the CNRS and the CNRS in Lebanon

26 June 2015

On January 27, 2015, the CNRS and the National Council for Scientific Research in Lebanon (CNRS-L) signed a framework agreement for scientific cooperation, which should help secure and structure new collaborations in the form of International Programs for Scientific Cooperation (PICS), International Research Networks (GDRI) and International Associated Laboratories (LIA).

CNRS & NTU (Singapore) extend collaboration in the field of renewable energies

19 May 2015

CNRS president Alain Fuchs & Nanyang Technological University (NTU) president Bertil Andersson signed a Memoradum of Understanding at the Elysée Palace on May 18th, in the presence of French President François Hollande and Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam. This agreement is the first step in the creation of an international research network (GDRI) between the two institutions in the field of renewable energies.

Joint Research Project call for proposals

30 April 2015

A joint research project (PRC) is a research project jointly carried out by two researchers, one affiliated to a CNRS laboratory and the other to a foreign research partner. The PRC is jointly assessed and selected by the CNRS and the partner organization following a joint call for proposals. Deadline : June, 1 or June, 2

Launch of the 2015 PICS campaign

15 April 2015

A PICS is a joint research program aimed at supporting joint research projects carried out by two teams, one from CNRS and one from abroad.
Deadline : June 2, 2015

Extending Cooperation with India

14 April 2015

On April 10, 2015 in Paris, the CNRS finalized two scientific cooperation agreements with India, in the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President François Hollande.