France Canada Research Fund – 2021 New Scientific Collaboration Support Program

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Memorial Deadline: Friday 6th, November 2020

External Deadline: Friday 13th, November 2020


This program provides financing for new scientific 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, according to the needs expressed by the principal investigators. This two-year period may be extended depending on the evolution of the health situation.

This financing is primarily intended to support the mobility of researchers and their students. Submitted proposals must be joint projects between a French institution (all universities, Grandes Écoles, and research organizations are eligible) and one of the 20 FCRF’s Canadian member universities, including Memorial University. Full program details may be found here

 Submission process:

There is a quota for 5 applications that can be put forward from Memorial. A selection process may be implemented. Please see below for submission details and deadlines.

Step 1: Internal compliance review submission to Research Grant & Contract Services (RGCS)

Deadline: November 6, 2020 at 5 pm (Newfoundland Time)

  • What to Submit: a copy of the completed application form (available here) including required CVs
  • How to Submit:
  • – via email to Vicki Gill, Grants Coordinator, RGCS,, please use subject line FCRF

A compliance review of the application will be carried out to ensure the application meets MUN/sponsor requirements.  

Step 2: Pre-selection submission to RGCS and the Sponsor

Deadline: November 13, 2020 (23:59, Pacific Time)

  • What to Submit: a copy of the finalized, completed application form including CV’s (see Guidelines
  • 2021 FCRF Guidelines for appropriate file naming conventions)
  • .
  • How to submit:
  • – via email to Embassy of France’s Scientific Office: 
  • – with copy to Memorial University’s FCRF Correspondent:

Following the Step 2 submission, an adjudication/selection process may be implemented, if required, to select applications to be confirmed as part of the Memorial University quota. Further details will be provided directly to applicants, including details regarding MUN Researcher Portal submission.

Step 3: Confirmation of selected applications to Embassy of France

Deadline: December 11, 2020

RGCS will inform applicants whether their applications will be included as part of the quota. Research Grant and Contract Services, Memorial University, will confirm the applications going forward under the quota with the Embassy of France.  

RGCS contact: Vicki Gill, Grants Coordinator,

Sponsor contact:  <> 613-562-3794

Funding Sources

French Embassy in Ottawa

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: October 13, 2020