Funding Programs with Canada and Quebec

Non-exhaustive list.

Funding Programs with Canada


Network of Centers of Excellence in Neurodegeneration (CoEN)

The CoEN initiative is based on a joint program initially set up between the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Deutsche Zentrum für Neurodegenerative Erkrankungen (DZNE, Germany) and the Medical Research Council (MRC, United Kingdom). The ANR is now a partner in the program. The overall aim of the initiative is to build collaborative research activities in neurodegeneration research, focusing on the critical mass and excellence. CoEN is aligned with the broader European Joint Programming Initiative in Neurodegeneration (JPND). CoEN also aims to create links with industry CoEs and development productive and innovative partnerships with these Centers.

The first phase of the initiative was held for pilot projects (up to two years) including Centers of Excellence (CoE) in two or more countries. The second phase of the CoEN initiative involved exploratory grants to stimulate new approaches in order to better understand the mechanisms of the disease and create advances to support novel therapeutic approaches.

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Europe - Canada

ERA-NET: E-Rare-3 Cofund

The aim of the E-Rare-3 project is to extend and strengthen transnational cooperation on rare diseases over the period between 2015 and 2019 by building on the experience and results of the previous ERA-Net, E-Rare-1 and E-Rare-2 programs. It aims to provide an international model platform for implementing Joint Transnational Calls. The consortium comprises 25 institutions from 17 European, Associated and non-European countries. The E-Rare-3 project is coordinated by ANR.

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European Joint Programming Initiative in Neurodegeneration (JPND) and the JPco-fuND project

The JPND in a research initiative created in 2009 between 22 Member States, to more effectively establish coordinated research and funding aimed at tackling neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer's Disease.

The consortium, including Inserm and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), was selected under the ERA-Net Cofund, H2020 program, for a project titled JPco-fuND. The aim of this project is to support some of the objectives of the JPND initiative and coordinate national and regional programs focused on research into neurodegenerative diseases.

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France - Canada

Mitacs Globalink/Campus-France Agreement

The aim of the agreement is to facilitate student mobility between France and Canada (in both directions) for Master's and Ph.D. level programs (from 12 to 24 weeks). All domains

The grant (5,000 Canadian Dollars from MITACS + 5,000 Canadian Dollars from Campus-France) is intended to cover the cost of the airfare, accommodation, medical insurance, etc.

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France Canada Research Fund (FCRF)

The aim of this fund is to promote and develop scientific and academic exchanges. It was created through an agreement between the French Embassy in Canada and a consortium of 20 Canadian universities and the company Total. This non-thematic program provides support/funding for:

  • new scientific collaborations, involving young researchers in the form of joint projects: the grants available range in value from between 8,000 and 15,000 Canadian Dollars depending on the requirements expressed by the Project Managers. It funds trips and visits for 2-year projects
  • a co-supervised Ph.D. thesis with France per year for a Canadian student (return airfare and monthly stipend)

The majority of projects proposed and supported are in the Life Sciences.

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Banting Fellowships

The Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program aims to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral researchers, both nationally and internationally.

Applicants who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may only receive their fellowship in a Canadian institution.

Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, who have obtained their Ph.D., or equivalent, or a professional diploma in health from a foreign university may only receive their fellowship in a Canadian institution.

Applicants who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada, who have obtained their Ph.D., or equivalent, or a professional diploma in health from a Canadian university can receive their grant in a Canadian or foreign institution.

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Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Program

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) program helps Canadian institutions attract highly qualified doctoral students. This program is for Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens.

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Funding Programs Between France and Quebec

Collaboration between France and Quebec in terms of universities, research and innovation is supported by the Standing Committee for Franco-Quebec cooperation (CPCFQ) which includes specialized operators including the France-Quebec Council for University Cooperation (CFQCU).

Samuel-De Champlain Program

Run by the CFQCU, it is open to teaching researchers in any discipline. It consists of two parts: a Training component and a Research component. The latter is open to any topic, although some Calls for Proposals specify priority themes in line with the priorities of the governments in France and Quebec.

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The Frontenac Program

The Frontenac Program, initially dedicated to the mobility of Ph.D. students enrolled on a joint supervision program (between Quebec and France), will start, over the coming years, to turn towards mobility grants for students enrolled on a co-degree program.

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Exchange Grants for Students in Quebec to Study in France, Funded by Quebec's Ministry of Education

The grant Program for short-term university education placements outside of Quebec enables students to travel abroad as part of their studies. They may also acquire part of their university training by participating, among others, in a student exchange program, practical training or a research placement.

The Program allows students to participate in 2 placements during their study program.

The duration of a placement varies between 2 and 4 months, for a maximum period of 8 months over 2 placements.

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