The FCRF 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 COVID-19 public health situation in both countries.

For the 2023 competition, the FCRF will fund up to 8 projects on the two priority themes:

1. Healthy aging in our societies: A cross perspective of social sciences and technologies

2. Energy Transition: New Technologies with a Societal Impact

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 21 Canadian universities.  In twenty years, the FCRF has financed over 350 collaborative research projects. The FCRF is currently made up of twenty one member universities and supports around 20 new projects each year. These projects are led by French and Canadian teams collaborating for the first time.


Full-time faculty member in any field of research. The PIs must never have collaborated before.  Both Canadian and French teams must include graduate students.


Funding Available

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


How to Apply

Please send an expression of interest to Sylvie Jasen, International Projects Coordinator and FCRF Correspondent at Carleton.  Sylvie will provide information on the competition and will obtain an institutional signature on the application.  Please note that the OVPRI approval form in cuResearch must be submitted and approvals provided before the institutional signature is secured.

For the application form and full guidelines, please visit the FCRF website here.

Sylvie Jasen will provide a review and feedback on applications. If you would like additional assistance with proposal development and/or a substantive review of your proposal, please contact your Faculty Research Facilitator.


Email expression of interest to Sylvie Jasen November 5, 2022
OVPRI Approval Form Deadline (cuResearch) November 11, 2022
Submission to Sponsor and FCRF Correspondent at Carleton (Sylvie Jasen): November 18, 2022 (23:59 Pacific Time).


For details on the program and guidelines for the 2022 call for proposals please visit the French Embassy in Canada website.


Sylvie Jasen
International Projects Coordinator
Carleton International