Bilateral research grant open to high calibre scientists in Australia and France [fr]
The Embassy of France in Australia and the Australian Academy of Science have launched the bilateral France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) program for 2015.
In 2015 the French and Australian governments are jointly contributing more than AUD$115,000/ 80,000 euros with the aim to support innovation and enhance links between the science and industry sectors. FASIC is funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI), the French Ministry of National and Higher Education and Research (MENESR), and the Australian Department of Industry and Science and is managed in partnership with the Australian Academy of Sciences.
Since its inception in 2004, under the name of “FAST”, the bilateral program has supported over 150 high calibre Australian and French early career researchers to expand research and innovation activities between the two countries in areas of scientific priority.
In 2014, 19 researchers were selected from almost 80 applicants from France and to undertake exchanges between research organisations between both countries. Senior Research Associate Dr Kristen Splinter from the Water Research Laboratory at UNSW Australia was a recipient of the 2014 FASIC program. “Being a numerical modeller I highly value the opportunity to visit field sites and get first-hand knowledge of the site. It was a great experience and I highly encourage others to apply in the future” says Dr Kristen Splinter.
In 2015 the proposed thematic areas of the FASIC program are aligned with the priorities of both the French and Australian governments, these subject areas include Food and Agribusiness; Mining Equipment, Technology and Services; Oil, Gas and Energy Resources; Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals; and Advanced Manufacturing.
The FASIC Program reflects the high priority that both France and Australia is placing on international scientific and research cooperation and provides a unique opportunity to create strategic research links between our countries.
For further information regarding this program:
Australian researchers should view the application details here: https://www.science.org.au/international/fasic-program-early-career-fellowships
Researchers in France can view application details here: http://www.campusfrance.org/fasic.