20 The 2004 France Canada Research Foundation Call for Proposals

PDAD&C #20, 2004-05

MEMORANDUM

TO: Principals, Deans, Academic Directors & Chairs
FROM: Prof. Patricia McCarney, Associate Vice President
International Research and Development
DATE: October 14, 2004
RE: The 2004 France-Canada Research Foundation Call for Proposals


The France-Canada Research Foundation (FFCR) has invited the University of Toronto to submit proposals for a new round of competition. The foundation provides seed grants in the amount of Cdn$10,000 to support initiatives promoting France-Canada exchanges in research and higher
education in the areas of social and human sciences, life and health sciences (emphases on post-genome and bio-informatics), information technology, nanosciences, as well as environment. Proposals involving universities and the industry as well as multi and inter-disciplinary projects are encouraged.

Selection will be based on the quality and the originality of the proposal, the scientific quality and complementarity of the applying teams, the involvement of young researchers (doctoral, post-doctoral,
faculty members), and the feasibility of the project.

All applicants should send their proposals (11 copies) directly to the Science and Technology Department of the French Embassy before November 19, 2004.


The selection process will proceed as follows: (1) The French Embassy will send five copies of each application to the Canadian University to which the Canadian research team is affiliated; (2) Each university will proceed with an internal selection of 3 proposals; (4) The titles of these three pre-selected proposals will be forwarded to the French Embassy, latest by January 15, 2005; (5) All the pre-selected files will then be evaluated by members of a Canadian selection committee and by
experts of the French ministry in charge of research; and (6) The final list of selected projects will be established by the Executive Committee of FFCR which should be meeting in May 2005.

For any additional information on the Call for Proposals, please contact Anatoly Oleksiyenko, International Liaison Officer of the University of Toronto at (416) 946-8970 or anatoly.oleksiyenko@utoronto.ca