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FACE Foundation and Embassy of France in the United States
Grant of $20,000 to USA and France researchers for a collaborative project to address important global challenges. Funding is intended for research in the fields of social sciences, humanities, science, mathematics, engineering, technology, and science for society. Researchers must be at the beginning of their careers, with mid- to long- term positions at a research or higher education institution in the United States or in France (post-doctorate level, assistant or associate professor, maître de conférences or chargé de recherche).
The Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation launched in 2017 the Thomas Jefferson Fund to support new collaborations and the most innovative projects between promising young researchers in France and the United States. The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to foster forward-looking collaborative research in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and of Science for Society that addresses the most pressing global challenges.
The Fund aims to encourage cutting-edge, multidisciplinary research projects of the highest quality and especially seeks to support emerging collaborations involving a team of younger researchers.
Grants will be awarded per funding cycle in each of the following fields:
These funds will support transatlantic mobility of researchers, collaborative research activities, the organization of international workshops or conferences, and the publication of joint articles.
The Thomas Jefferson Fund seeks out cutting-edge projects of great originality where an initial investment can make a substantial difference by putting American and French partners at the forefront of a new area of inquiry. The two-year terms of the Thomas Jefferson Fund grants will provide the stable platform and confidence that projects on the cusp of taking off require. This investment in early-stage projects and in engaging talented young scholars from diverse backgrounds working at the frontiers of knowledge will jumpstart innovative initiatives and facilitate the emergence of a new generation of international leaders.
Eligible expenses can be found at https://face-foundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/TJF-2021-Guidelines-1.pdf#page=3.
GrantWatch ID#: 193800
Each grant will amount to $20,000 over two years.
The grants are for two-year terms. Selected projects will be launched in summer 2021, so the activities can start in September/October 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Please send the complete application to:
Direct questions to:
Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S.
Higher Education Officer
Office for Science & Technology
Embassy of France in the United States
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