The 2021 New Scientific Collaboration Support Program is open to all fields of research for projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams that have never worked together before. The financing is awarded to two-year projects in amounts ranging from $8,000 to $15,000 CAD, to support the mobility of researchers and their students between the two countries. This two-year period may be extended depending on the evolution of the health situation. For the 2021 competition, the FCRF will fund up to 5 projects on the priority theme societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The France Canada Research Fund is a major instrument of Franco-Canadian scientific cooperation, created in 2000 through an agreement between the French Embassy in Canada and a consortium of 16 Canadian universities.  In twenty years, the FCRF has financed over 300 collaborative research projects. The FCRF is currently made up of twenty member universities and supports around 20 new projects each year. These projects are led by French and Canadian teams collaborating for the first time.


The FCRF is open to all areas of research.

Applications are accepted for collaborative projects that involve a French establishment (university, Grande École or research organization) and one of twenty FCRF member universities in Canada.


Funding Available

The grants are awarded for a period of two years and their amount can vary from $8,000 to $15,000 CAD depending on the budget presented by the candidates.


Internal Contacts

If you would like assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact your Faculty Research Facilitator.

For more information on the competition and to obtain an institutional signature please contact Heloise Emdon at Carleton International.


Faculty Deadline Consult your Faculty Research Facilitator.
OVPRI Approval Form Deadline November 6, 2020
Submission to Sponsor and FCRF Correspondent at Carleton: November 13, 2020 (23:59 Pacific Time).


For details on the program and guidelines for the 2021 call for proposals please visit the French Embassy in Canada website.