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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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)
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".
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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.