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French Embassy in Canada, Cultural and Scientific Services France-Canada Research Fund 2023 New Research Collaboration Program

Research Admin Offices:

    Funding Type:


    Opportunity Type:

    • Grant


    The grants range from $8,000 to $15,000 over 2 years. Note: this two-year period may be extended depending on the evolution of the COVID pandemic in both countries.


    • DeGroote School of Business
    • Faculty of Engineering
    • Faculty of Humanities
    • Faculty of Science
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Health Sciences



    Internal Deadline:

    November 14, 2022

    Sponsor Deadline:

    November 18, 2022

    Additional Dates:

    • ROADS Internal NOI Deadline - October 18, 2022
    • ROADS Internal Draft Application Deadline - November 4, 2022
    • ROADS Internal Final Application Deadline - November 14, 2022
    • Sponsor Final Application Deadline - November 18, 2022


    The New Research Collaboration Program provides financing for new scientific projects jointly developed by French and Canadian teams. The program aims to accomplish the following objectives:

    • support the development of new expert partnerships/new collaborations between France and Canada (only projects involving collaboration between researchers who have never worked together will be considered);
    • promote the advancement of research and innovation;
    • prepare and structure scientific cooperation between the two countries;
    • promote researcher mobility, particularly for early-stage researchers; and
    • provide research training for researchers at the master’s and doctorate levels.


    The Program will evaluate proposals on the following criteria:

    • Contribution to the advancement of knowledge (quality, relevance)
    • Innovative nature of the proposed project (expected project impact)
    • Quality of the researchers and team members (publications, credits, other types of prior recognition)
    • Proposed execution of research (methodology, calendar, budget)
    • Significance and contributions of the binational collaboration (complimentarity and balance between
    • Participation of master’s/doctoral students (contributions, benefits)

    The 2023 FCRF is open to all fields of research and promotes interdisciplinary projects. Up to 20 collaborative projects will be funded — of these, up to 8 will address one of two priority themes:

    • Healthy Aging in Our Societies: A Cross Perspective of Social Sciences and Technologies
    • Energy Transition: New Technologies with a Societal Impact

    Application/Nomination Process:

    For additional information regarding the application, please visit the program website.


    Tabitha de Bruin, ROADS