The France Berkeley Fund (FBF) was established in 1993 as a partnership between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the University of California at Berkeley, the France-Berkeley Fund promotes scholarly exchange in all disciplines between UC Berkeley and all research centers and public institutions of higher education in France.
Through its annual grant competition, the Fund provides seed-money for innovative, bi-national collaborative research. Successful projects bring together senior and junior researchers in a variety of ways, from workshops and conferences to exchanges of researchers in laboratories.
For the 2016 grant program, applications from UC Berkeley and UC Davis are eligible for the competition.
All new research projects will be sponsored to a maximum of $12,000. Applications are accepted in all fields, Humanities, Social Sciences, Exact Sciences, Engineering, Applied Sciences, and Professional Schools. Previous recipients of FBF awards can reapply two years after completion of their collaboration. However they have to reapply separately with a new partner and for a new project.
Sponsored projects can begin between July 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Projects must be completed within one year of their start date.
Call for proposals deadline: January 29, 2016
Application and more information: http://fbf.berkeley.edu/application-overview
Please note that applications from UC Santa Cruz or Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are no longer accepted.