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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.