Call for Projects: LifeSciences 2016 - Inventing - Creating - Having fun

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The Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States of America will financially support participations to scientific competitions, contests and games specializing in Life Sciences.

The Office for Science & Technology hopes this program will encourage students and researchers to participate in exchanges with the United States and France, as well as initiate collaborations between French and American scientists, and promote scientific research and practice.


By Team:

Affiliations of the members must be clearly mentioned.

- Competitions organized in the USA:
At least half of the team members must be French

- Competitions organized in France
At least half of the team members must be American

Participants competing individually are also eligible.

Grants may be used to cover registration fees and other expenses. Only one grant will be awarded per team (or individual) per project.

Type of competition

Participants are eligible to compete in any competition specializing in Life Sciences provided that they must be affiliated, at least partially, to the United States or France (organization, award ceremony,…).

- Examples of competitions in the USA: iGEM, World Cell Race, Google Science Fair, XPRIZE, BioGENEius Challenge, NanoArt Imagery Contest,…

- Examples of competitions in France: iGAM4ER, Innovation Prize Universal Biotech, EUCYS…

Soumettre un projet

The electronic application (pdf) should be no more than 4 pages in length:

  • Page 1:
    - Title of project, name and address of team leader
    - Presentation of the competition
    - List of team members, including affiliations
  • Page 2: project description
  • Page 3: budget
  • Page 4: Any other relevant information such as implications for future research, potential for fostering long-term relationships between researchers, past findings…

The application is to be sent by email to Gabrielle Mérite.


Deadline for application: April, 24th 2016
Results: end of May / beginning of June 2016

Evaluation & Results

Applications will be evaluated by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States. Between four and eight applicants will be selected to receive a grant for an amount ranging between 1,000 to 2,500 euros.

The Call for Projects PDF

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Office for Science and Technology
Embassy of France in the United States of America

Gabrielle Mérite
Deputy Attaché for Science and Technology
Consulate General of France in Los Angeles
10390 Santa Monica Boulevard - Suite 410
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Tel : + 1 (310) 235-3212