Actions and tools for scientific cooperation [fr]
The Office for Science and Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in Canada strives to support France-Canada research cooperation and to promote French research and technology by means of the following programs and initiatives:
Created in 2000 through an agreement between the Embassy of France in Canada and a consortium of 16 francophone and anglophone Canadian universities, the France-Canada Research Fund encourages joint France-Canada research projects by organizing calls for proposals. Since its inception, the Fund has financed more than 150 research projects.
This agreement has for the objective to encourage and enhance the exchanges between the scientists in France and Canada by basing its selection of projects on the quality of research, regardless of the topic or the region. The FCRF bases its decisions on the bilateral institutional evaluations of the proposed projects. Moreover, the Fund strives to promote the inclusion of young researchers in the selected research teams.
More information on the FCRF can be found on our website, in the section entitled “What is FCRF?”
“What is FCRF?” .
For the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the FCRF in June 2010, Suzanne Fortier, President of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Jacques Stern, President of the French National Research Agency (ANR), have spoken on the need for Canada and France to collaborate in research:
A springboard for projects
The FCRF program launched by the OST serves as the springboard for a number of projects: two out of 12 projects selected by the joint ANR and NSERC funding program received financial support from the FCRF several years earlier. The video interview with Dr. Von Aderkaas, a co-recipient of the two research grants, is available on-line on our web page “What is FCRF.”
This program is open to Canadian and French researchers who want to spend some time in a French or Canadian institution ; it aims at establishing scientific and academic partnerships.
Fortnightly electronic newsletter (BE Canada) from the Agency for the diffusion of technological information (ADIT).
You can find these newsletters on the page "Bulletins Électroniques" on our website.
France has facilitated several bilateral agreements (Memorandums of understanding) signed in July 2008 between research institutions from both countries: CEA/NRC, OSEO/NRC, ANSES/Health Canada, MITACS/INRIA.
For more information on France-Canada agreements, please visit this webpage "Scientific and technologic agreements."
May 23, 2011