Grants Awarded in 2020

The FBF is pleased to sponsor 15 outstanding projects in 2020-21, with awards totaling $163,300. Visit our Funded Projects page to learn more about these collaborations.


Alexandre Bayen, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences / Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
Eric Goubault, Département d'informatique, École Polytechnique
Analysis of the impacts of information-based routing on city congestion and optimal remediations

Elena Conis, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley
Laura Draetta, Télécom Paris Graduate School of Engineering, IP Paris
The Emergence of Public Controversies in Science, Technology & Medicine: A New Methodological Paradigm

Sylvie Corteel, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley
Jérémie Bouttier, Institut de physique théorique, CEA Saclay / Laboratoire de physique, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Cylindric Partitions

Edward Frenkel, Department of Mathematics, UC Berkeley
David Hernandez, UFR de Mathématiques/IMJ-PRG, Université de Paris
Langlands duality and spectra of quantum integrable systems

Timothy Hampton, Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
Daniel Henkel, Université Paris 8, Vincennes - Saint-Denis
Translation of Poetry: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

David Harris, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Rodolphe Clérac, Centre de Recherche Paul Pascal - Bordeaux
Photo-Generated Molecule-Based Magnets

Wolf-Dietrich Heyer, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, UC Davis
Aurèle Piazza, CNRS / École Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Mechanism of Homology Search during Genetic Recombination

Peter Jenks, Department of Linguistics, UC Berkeley
Mark Van de Velde, Langage, Langues et Cultures d'Afrique Noir, CNRS / Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (Inalco)
The function and historical evolution of augments in the Bantu languages

John Kuriyan, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology / Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Jacqueline Cherfils, Laboratoire de Biologie et Pharmacologie Appliquée, CNRS / École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay
The Evolution of Specificity in Parallel Pathways of Signaling in Animal Cells

Polina Lishko, Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, UC Berkeley
Dmitra Gkika, Laboratoire de Physiologie cellulaire, Université de Lille - Sciences et Technologies
Unconventional steroid signaling in the choroid plexus: implication in traumatic brain injury

Calvin Morrill, Department of Sociology / School of Law, UC Berkeley
Jérome Pélisse, Département de Sociologie / Centre de sociologie des organisations (CSO), Sciences Po Paris
The Legalization of Organizational Life in France and the United States: Tensions between Individual Rights and the Collective Good

Patricia Oteiza, Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Dragan Milenkovic, Unité de Nutrition Humaine, INRAE, Université de Clermont Auvergne
A system biology approach to understand the health benefits of polyphenols

Kris Pister, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley
Thomas Watteyne, EVA Team, INRIA Paris
m3 Marvelous Micro-Motes

Noah Whiteman, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Frédéric Marion-Poll, Evolution, Génomes, Comportement, Ecologie (EGCE), AgroParisTech
Evolution of Gustatory Preferences in Herbivorous Insects

David Whitney, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Mark Wexler, Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center, CNRS / Université de Paris
The effect of culture on individual perceptual mechanisms