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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.

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.

The 2018 Bridge Award, from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), recognizes researchers from Japan working at U.S. institutions who are actively promoting internationalization within the broader research community while mentoring the next generation of Japanese researchers.

Traditional sites of ritual and political action, the ovoo of contemporary Inner Asia are structures where private and public practices converge. FBF '18 grantees Jacob Dalton (South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley) and Isabelle Charleux (CNRS, Paris) convened a team of scholars from the U.S., Europe, and Asia for an interdisciplinary conference exploring these complex spaces.