In 2018, the Embassy of France in Canada implemented a two-way mobility program for researchers between France and Canada. That same year, Donna Strickland (University of Waterloo, Canada) and Gérard Mourou (Ecole polytechnique, CNRS – France) received the Nobel Prize in Physics, the highest scientific distinction. This prize was awarded jointly to them for their collaborative work on lasers, and more specifically on “frequency drift amplification”. As the objective of the Embassy’s mobility program is to initiate scientific partnerships between French and Canadian teams, it seemed appropriate to refer, in its title, to these two prestigious researchers and their successful collaboration. The Embassy of France in Canada thanks Professors Donna Strickland and Gérard Mourou for their patronage and we wish all the laureates of this call for application to follow their footsteps!

The title of this program refers to two physicists; however, it is open to all researchers regardless of their field of research.


Candidates must:

  • have a permanent or tenure-track position.
  • be attached to a laboratory or department of a Canadian or French university or research centre.

Funding Available

  • 1 round-trip economy-class flight Canada- France or France-Canada
  • A contribution towards subsistence costs (5 daily allowances)

Submitting Your Application

For more information, the application form and 2023 guidelines, as well as details on how to apply, please visit the French Embassy website here.

Internal Contacts

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


Faculty Deadline Please contact Sylvie Jasen
CORIS Deadline (Approval Form and Application) January 27, 2023
Submission to Sponsor February 5, 2023

Submitting Your Application

  • Step 1) Submit an internal Carleton Approval Form
    Submit an internal Approval Form through our central awards management database CUResearch:
    For a user’s guide on submitting an Approval Form, click here.
  • Step 2) Submit an external application to the granting agency
    Submit an external application to the corresponding grant or award agency. For further details about funding categories, eligibility criteria and deadlines for this opportunity, click here.