The 2017 Call for Proposals from the Thomas Jefferson Fund is now open. This new program, launched by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation with the support of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research, aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research projects.

Up to nine Franco-American projects will be selected. Each selected project will receive a maximum of $20,000 over a period of two years.

Applications are accepted in the three following fields:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (SSH)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Science for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-SSH projects)

The most innovative projects involving important transatlantic mobility, collaborative research activities, the organization of joint workshops or conferences, the publication of joint articles, and the participation of younger researchers (PhDs) will receive the highest priority.

The grant will cover travel expenses between France and the US, accommodation costs and a part of the organizational costs of joint conferences, and of publication costs. Partner researchers are encouraged to obtain in-kind and/or in-cash co-funding from their institutions or from other sources of funding to cover all other types of expenses necessary to the successful implementation of the joint research project.

Proposals must be jointly submitted by one American researcher and one French researcher at the beginning of their career with a mid- to long- term position at a research or higher education institution in the United States and in France.

Joint project proposals must be submitted by April 9, 2017, Midnight, Eastern Time. For more information and to apply, visit the Thomas Jefferson Fund websiteThe Thomas Jefferson Fund team is available to provide you and your teams any additional information you may need.