Collaborations between Inria and California universities can be supported through various funding opportunities:
- From Inria
- From the French Embassy
- From Fulbright
- From the France-Berkeley Fund
- From the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
- The Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing Sciences
- From the European Research and Mobility Programs
Associate Teams (joint research projects for 3 years)
***Associate Teams 2020 is now open!! Deadline is October 9th, 2019 – View call***
An Associate Team is a joint project created between an Inria project-team and a research team from abroad. The two partners jointly define a scientific objective with a clear added value for each of them, a research plan and a program for bilateral exchanges. To promote and develop such scientific collaborations throughout the world, by supporting high quality research projects, Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department annually launches a call for proposals (opening in July and closing in September). The total funding for three years is maximum 36,000€.
The current list of Inria@SiliconValley Associate Teams is available in the following page: http://project.inria.fr/siliconvalley/ongoingteams/.
The submission deadline for the 2019 Associate Team call is October 9th, 2019
Inria Associate Teams results will be published by the end of January, 2020
Details and submission: http://www.inria.fr/en/research/international-mobility/associate-teams/call-for-projects
Associate Teams with California
The aim of the Inria@SiliconValley program is to strengthen and structure existing collaborations between Inria and its partners in California, and support new innovative projects.
As such, Inria@SiliconValley fosters the creation of Associate teams between Inria research teams and California partners.
Coordinated by Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department (EIPD), Inria@SiliconValley offers:
- A dedicated website to promote joint research activities, funding opportunities (French and US), news etc.
- The HAL INRIA-SiliconValley Collection that gathers all the publications related to the program.
- A newsletter to inform the community and communicate at large about the initiatives arising from the collaborations.
- The organization of an annual workshop to exchange about ongoing collaborations and investigate opportunities for new ones. Obviously, the participation of the Inria@SiliconValley associate teams is key and the related expenses need to be budgeted by the teams. Inria’s European and International Partnerships Department (EIPD) will inform as soon as possible the associate teams’ Principal Investigators about the workshop’s tentative dates and location (the workshop usually takes place around May/June) so that teams can plan ahead if they wish to organize a co-located working meeting with their collaborators.
- EIPD programs targeted to Inria-California cooperation (sabbatical, post-doc, International Chair etc.).
- Support for innovation activities in relation with the local eco-system (e.g., see the partnership with NETVA since 2016).
Postdoctoral grants are allocated to support existing associate teams as well as collaborations between Inria and California teams.
Candidates interested in the projects currently supported by the collaboration program or projects under preparation for this program are welcome to submit their application to a post-doctoral fellowship. Candidates are strongly encouraged to get in touch with the PIs of these projects, either in California, or at Inria.
Applications will include:
- The summary sheet to be downloaded HERE;
- Detailed CV including a description of the PhD work and a list of publications – and 2 selected publications;
- Main physical location (California or France) of the postdoc;
- Research program, work plan and planned visits during the postdoc, in relation with the Inria@Silicon Valley research collaboration;
- The planned duration of the post-doc (12 or 16 months) and the desired starting date (default start date is November 1st);
- Perspective for after the postdoc.
- Motivation letter from the candidate;
- Recommendations, including recommendation from the California host and the Inria host.
Inria International Chairs
In order to offer to international prestigious researchers the possibility of long visits – twelve months along five years – in Inria project-‐teams and to give them a strong visibility, Inria is launching an « Inria International Chairs » program.
Contact: Laura Norcy
|From the French Embassy|
Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM), offered by the Embassy of France in the United States (Office for Science and Technology – OST), supports young scientists enrolled in American Universities who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 6 month period. Inria is a partner of the program.
To know more: http://chateaubriand-fellowship.org/
* * Next call may be issued in October 2019 **
The Thomas Jefferson Fund
The program is launched by the French Embassy and the FACE foundation aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges.
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.
To know more: http://face-foundation.org/thomas-jefferson-fund/
* * Next call may be issued at the beginning of 2020 **
- Website: http://fulbright-france.org/
- An information meeting and video-conferences are organized every year in November, December and January. Consult the agenda and register in http://fulbright-france.org/fr/agenda.
Fulbright Fellowship for PhD students:
This fellowship is eligible to French PhD students, doing their Doctorate in France, invited in a US university for a research stay.
Duration: 4 to 12 months according to the research project.
Number of fellowships awarded: appx. 15.
Usually the deadline for application is February 1st (exact dates to be checked on the Fulbright website every year)
Fulbright Fellowship for Researchers:
This Fellowship is eligible to French researchers willing to conduct a research project or be invited in a US university for a stay of minimum 2 months.
Duration: 2 to 6 months.
Number of fellowships awarded: 4 to 6
Usually the deadline for application is February 1st (exact dates to be checked on the Fulbright website every year)
Detailed information: http://fulbright-france.org/fr/bourses-fulbright-partenaires/programmes/chercheurs/fulbright.
|From the France-Berkeley Fund|
Seed funding for collaborations (1 year, call closed January 31 each year, $10 000 for workshops, exchanges)
**2019 call for projects closed on January 31th, 2019**
The France Berkeley Fund was established in 1993 as a partnership between the government of France and the University of California at Berkeley, the France-Berkeley Fund (FBF) 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 2015 grant program, applications from UC Berkeley and UC Davis are eligible for the competition.
To know more: http://fbf.berkeley.edu/
|From the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies|
**2019 call for collaborative projects, Fellowships and Conferences is now closed**
The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies aims to bridge the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, business and law, addressing historical and contemporary issues of significance for France and the United States from a broad range of perspectives. Its programs bring faculty members, researchers and students from across Stanford’s departments and schools into contact with colleagues in France, to explore issues of common intellectual concern, to advance collaborative research, and to foster interdisciplinary inquiry. The France-Stanford Center sponsors high quality collaborative research projects likely to foster new linkages and deepen existing connections between French scholars and students and their counterparts at Stanford University.
The France-Stanford Center seeks to fund research projects across all disciplines. Priority will be given to projects with the potential to develop new collaborations involving junior researchers, and to those leading to collaborative work on interdisciplinary issues. Applications must be submitted jointly by researchers affiliated with a French institution and researchers in any Stanford department, as long as they are eligible to serve as principal investigators.
Find out more: http://francestanford.stanford.edu/collaborative_projects
|From the Luis W. Alvarez Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computing Sciences|
The fellowship supports recent graduates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) with a strong emphasis on computing or computational science. The successful applicant will be compensated with a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
More information: https://cs.lbl.gov/careers/alvarez-fellowship/
|From the European Research and Mobility Programs|
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF)
Are you a promising researcher looking for an experience working at Inria in France? The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Individual Fellowship (MSCA-IF) may be just right for you.
Individual Fellowships(IF) offer the opportunity to post-doctoral researchers (at any stage in their career) to secure their own funding to support their research and career development. Fellowships are intended to enhance and broaden skills through international and/or inter-sectoral mobility, and the inclusion of personal development opportunities in the design of the research fellowship.
Inria will provide you individual advice and support throughout the process!
There are two types of Individual Fellowships:
- European Fellowships: For post-doctoral researchers wishing to come to Inria from outside of France. Fellowships last from one to two years. Career restart and/or reintegration back into Europe are supported under this scheme.
Potential candidates coming to Inria (France) should first find a host researcher in an Inria research group who will support their application and host the researcher if their application is successful. The applicant and the host researcher should jointly prepare and submit the fellowship application. If the application is successful, Inria will run the fellowship and recruit the fellow under an employment contract.
- Global Fellowships: For Inria researchers wishing to spend time (one to two years) outside Europe before returning to the institute for a mandatory phase of 12 months.
Potential candidates should find a host institution outside Europe and a host researcher in that institution. Inria will support the application and run the fellowship if the application is successful.
- Deadline is usually in September (our advice is to start preparing your application at least 3 months prior to the deadline)
- Contact for international candidates at Inria: email@example.com
- If you are an Inria researcher wishing to support a potential candidate an Inria researcher aiming to an outgoing mobility, get in touch with the contact of European Affairs (“correspondant EER”) in your research center: https://www.inria.fr/en/europe-international/european-international-policy/your-european-international-contacts.
- MSCA IF program webpage: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-if-2019.html
European Research Council (ERC)
The ERC supports excellent investigator-driven frontier research projects without predetermined research priorities. Scientific excellence is the sole evaluation criterion.
Interested in Inria for hosting your ERC project? We will provide you individual advice and support throughout the process! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- ERC ADVANCED GRANTS for established research leaders with a recognized track record of research achievements: Grants up to 2.5€ million for 5 years
- ERC CONSOLIDATOR GRANTS for excellent researchers with 7 to 12 years of experience after PhD: Grants up to 2€ million for 5 years
- ERC STARTING GRANTS for promising early-career researchers with 2 to 7 years of experience after PhD: Grants up to 1.5€ million for 5 years