Call for Partner University Fund (PUF) Grants: 2013-2014

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The Embassy of France to the United States and the FACE Foundation are accepting application proposals for the Partner University Fund (PUF). PUF promotes innovative collaborations in research and education between French and American institutions of higher education.

PUF supports emerging transatlantic partnerships with the potential to continue beyond the initial 3 year grant. Partnerships may combine elements such as:
- Joint initiatives in research and publications
- Faculty and postdoctoral mobility
- Collaboration in teaching
- Shared programs
- Joint and dual degrees at the master’s and PhD levels.

PUF has awarded 66 three-year grants over five funding cycles (2008-2012) in the broadly defined categories of Business & Law, Culture & the Humanities, Earth Sciences, Energy & Materials Science and the Life Sciences.

Subject to an annual review, PUF can co-finance a developing partnership for up to three consecutive years, up to $80,000 per year per project. This substantial level of funding needs to be matched by the partners as PUF only funds up to 30% of the cost of a long-term program, the rest being raised in kind or in cash by the partner universities themselves in order to ensure the sustainability of the partnerships.

Projects must be jointly submitted by at least one American and one
French university.

Project proposals must be submitted by January 7, 2013.
Funding decisions will be announced in March for the 2013-2014 academic year.

For more information and application instructions, please visit www.facecouncil.org/puf
or contact puf.scac@ambafrance-us.org /+1 212 439 1463.