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Celebrating 25 years of bi-national research and exchange.

The France-Berkeley Fund provides seed funding for new collaborations between faculty and researchers at Berkeley and their counterparts in France.

Our first FBF Grantee Spotlight features Berkeley School of Journalism professor Richard Koci Hernandez, who revisits his 2016 “Digital Storytelling Workshop” project with Valerie Jeanne-Perrier (CELSA, Sorbonne Université). Click here to read the full interview.

Carla Shapreau and Christine Laloue (FBF '17) share their research on the violin trade in Paris during the pre-war and World War II eras, in a new book out this month. Their FBF-funded project sheds new light on the international commerce of musical instruments under the Nazi regime, joining archival studies from the Musée de la Musique and the Smithsonian Institution Collections.

We congratulate Martin Banks (FBF '14 and '06), Rebecca Heald (FBF '18 and '06), and David Raulet (FBF '03 and '00) for being elected to the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Our former grantees join five other Berkeley faculty as newly elected members in recognition of their distinguished and continuing research achievements.