The France-Berkeley Fund:  2021 Call for Projects is open. Apply by February 1st, 2021

The France-Berkeley Fund:  2021 Call for Projects is open. Apply by February 1st, 2021

Berkeley faculty and researchers are invited to apply for up to $12,000 in seed funding for new collaborations with colleagues in France.

The FBF accepts single-discipline or interdisciplinary proposals in all fields (STEM, arts & humanities, social sciences, law, business, education, and public health). For the 2021 grant cycle, we also welcome proposals for projects that address today’s global challenges in key areas including (but not limited to):

  • Sustainability, energy and the environment
  • Democracy and social justice
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Artificial intelligence and digital technology
  • Innovation and the future of work

Eligibility: FBF grants are open to all faculty and researchers who hold a permanent appointment and principal investigator status at UC Berkeley and/or the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Proposals must be submitted jointly with a colleague who holds a permanent appointment at a public university or research center in France.

Duration: For the 2021 grant cycle, grants will be awarded on July 1 and funded projects must be completed within 18 months (by December 1, 2022).


***Interested in applying? Watch the virtual information session held on October 26, 2020 on YouTube.

This webinar offered an overview of the France-Berkeley Fund’s 2021 grants supporting collaborative research in all fields. Program Manager Julia Nelsen and Higher Education Attaché Vincent Michelot (French Embassy, Washington DC) discussed the bi-lateral research model and areas for collaboration, and former grantees shared their experiences. Hosted in partnership with the Higher Education Office of the Embassy of France in the United States.

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