Category Archives: funding opportunities


IMéRA Call for applications 2018-2019

IMéRA and its partners are issuing 4 calls, one per programme. Each programme is associated with a “white” (or general) call and a set of specific residencies jointly managed by local, national or international partners. These specific residencies include chairs reserved for experienced researchers

To see the call on the IMéRA website



International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment Grants Programme 2017

This grants programme is a joint initiative of the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) and UN Environment, to catalyze implementation of the ICRI Plan of Action 2016-2018 and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) resolution 2/12 on sustainable coral reefs management. Grants under this programme are funded by UN Environment through contributions from France and the Principality of Monaco.


Application Deadline: 15th of September, 2017

more about this program on the ICRI website


INRIA : Associate Teams 2018 – call for proposals

INRIA, the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control aims at Encouraging projects with Australia to foster new collaborations.

An Associate Team is a joint research project created between an Inria project-team and a research team from abroad. The two partners jointly define a scientific objective with a clear added value for each of them, a research plan and a program for bilateral exchanges. To promote and develop such scientific collaborations throughout the world, by supporting high quality research projects, Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department-EIPD annually launches a call for proposals.


Deadline: September 27th, 2017

More information on this link



A researcherhive!

You are a PhD Student or a young researcher interested by pollinator insect decline?

You want to confront your vision with scientists from various fields of expertise?

Join us for a unique experience of cross-science networking!

The Hive of Science for Bees is a 4-day international workshop designed by the Rovaltain Foundation to address the multifactorial aspects of pollinator decline.

The call for participation for the young researchers is now open on this link

All the expenses (travel, accommodation, participation) are taken care of.


Dates: 09 – 13 October 2017

Venue:  Pôle Ecotox

Cours Emilie du Chatelet

F-26300 Alixan, France


Global Connections Fund – Priming Grant Awardees 2017

The purpose of the Priming Grants is to enhance collaboration specifically between small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and researchers in strategic fields. Priming Grants encourage translational activities, end use development, and commercialisation outcomes. They do not support research only projects.

On the 81 application this year, 40 were selected, and on the 2 collaborations involving a french partner, 1 was successful!

NH TherAgui, a French company in nanomedecine for cancer, will work with the University of Sydney School of Physics on the translation of a medical nanotechnology device in Australia.

More information on the French company on this link.

To see The Awardees 2017 list

Bridging grant

The next round of Bridging Grants opens Tuesday 2 May 2017!

Bridging Grants (BG) are a program of assistance that targets early stage proof of concept and knowledge transfer, product development and market testing, innovation and commercialisation activities.They are designed to support international SME-Researcher partnerships grow beyond an initial level of engagement such as might be developed during a Priming Grant funded process, into a strong collaboration which leads to the translation of research knowledge and intellectual property into market ready products or services.

All information concerning the Bridging Grants and the application process is available on the Global Connections Fund website.

FASIC fellowships 2017

The deadline is now on the 7th of May 2017!

The FASIC Program is a fund to support high calibre early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) to expand research and innovation activities and to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support both countries’ research and innovation priorities.

Applicants should propose a collaborative research activity that has been developed in consultation with the host organisation in Australia. Proposals will be assessed on the scientific merit of the researc. A special attention will be paid to teams actively involving young researchers, PhDs and postdocs, as well as to teams initiating new research partnerships, especially with industry.

More about FASIC on the Campus France website




SAAFE Research Internship Program

Applications are open for the SAAFE Research Internship Program. Deadline for applications is 1 May 2017.

The SAAFE Program objective is to facilitate the conduct of research and foster research collaborations between France and Australia in nuclear science and engineering. The program will support early career researcher’s at PhD Level to expand research and innovation activities within Human Health, Environment and Nuclear Fuel Cycle, to initiate sustainable research networks and linkages to support Australia and France research and innovation.

Applicants must be:

  • a PhD student currently enrolled in a French or AINSE member university; OR
  • enrolled in a PhD in collaboration between French and Australian institutions.


Carrying out a research project which stimulates research collaborations between France and Australia in the following areas:

  • Human Health Research
  • Environmental Research
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research

For further information, please contact AINSE Limited on 02 9717 3376 or


Applications for the 2017-2018 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant are now open!

The Embassy of France in Australia is pleased to announce that the applications for the 2017-2018 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant are now open. The Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant is designed to encourage students to undertake study, research or professional development in France. The grant consists in a return flight ticket between Australia and France. For students undertaking an internship in a French laboratory or company, social insurance is also provided for a period of up to six months.


The Higher Education section has made some exciting new changes to the program from previous years, notably to include cotutelle candidates, students undertaking an internship in France, and students participating in a short course. By broadening the list of eligible candidates, we hope to receive an increased number of applications from a diverse range of students wishing to experience the benefits of studying in France. Additionally, applications must now be completed and submitted online to allow for a simpler and clearer process for students.


For this new version of the program, students are eligible to apply through the following frameworks:


1) Students seeking to undertake a research internship in a French laboratory or undertake an internship within a French company.

2) Students seeking to undertake research in France as part of a cotutelle joint-PhD established between an Australian university and a French university. The student will obtain an Australian degree and a French degree at the end of their studies.

3) Students enrolled at an Australian university seeking to take part in a study abroad/ exchange program at a French establishment.

4) Student seeking to pursue a full degree at a French university (students will obtain a French degree at the end of their studies), including double degrees jointly offered by a French and an Australian university.

5) Students seeking to undertake a short term program at a French establishment. This includes summer and winter school programs.


Applications from research, internship and cotutelle students will be given special consideration.


To apply for the grant, students will need to visit the Embassy’s Grants and Opportunities page and follow the dedicated link to the online application platform.


For more information, students can visit the Nicolas Baudin Grants page or contact the Higher Education team at


We would be greatly appreciative if you could distribute this information to your students and contacts in order to ensure that this wonderful opportunity is advertised as widely as possible.

The Global Connection Fund

Bridging Grants Round for 2017 Opens 2nd May

We are pleased to announce that the next round of Bridging Grants will be opening for eligibility assessment and subsequently, full applications on the 2nd May 2017.

The timetable for this call is published on the GCF website

In the lead up to this next round opening we have made available on the Global Connections Fund website all of the Bridging Grant information required to prepare an application. This includes the guidelines, the FAQs, eligibility criteria and details on the process of application. You will also be able to download an example application form and budget template for consideration.

This will enable interested parties to consider this material in advance and prepare for an initial eligibility assessment  and if approved, a Bridging Grant application. The application process will require an approval at the eligibility assessment stage before a full application can be made. This is done through a quick online test. You can only take the test once so we ask you read the material associated with this process carefully.

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