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The Institut Français in Helsinki, the Embassy of France in Finland and the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation have partnered with the Finnish Society for Sciences and Letters and the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters in Finland to open the call for proposals of the seed funding program to initiate and strengthen bilateral cooperation in science, innovation and higher education in fields of excellence in both countries. For this purpose, four joint programs are open:

1) French Renowned Scientist Conference Series (FRSCS): This program invites outstanding academics from France, from different disciplinary and research backgrounds, to participate in an open dialogue with their Finnish counterparts.

2) Researchers Short Mobility program (RSM): In order to initiate or strengthen cooperation in science, innovation and higher education on all research topics of excellence, this program will allow selected researchers from France and from Finland (both ways) to visit their counterparts for a short period (1-2 weeks).

3) “Higher Education, Research and Innovation” Workshop (ERI-W): In order to increase identified collaborations between researchers in France and Finland who have an existing collaborations, it is proposed to support concrete and specific workshops in Finland or in France on all research topics of excellence.

4) NEW PhD cotutelle grant (PhD-G): A fourth joint program is proposed for 2019, a PhD cotutelle grant in one of the fields of science (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry and Medical chemistry) supported by the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation. International cotutelle or thesis cotutelle is a mechanism that promotes mobility among doctoral candidates while encouraging scientific cooperation between French and foreign research teams.

Application period

05.12.2018 - 25.01.2019