Grants Awarded in 2021

The FBF is pleased to sponsor 17 outstanding projects in 2021-22, with awards totaling $174,450. Visit our Funded Projects page to learn more about these collaborations.


Susan Hubbard, Earth & Environmental Sciences Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Myriam Schmutz, Bordeaux Institut National Polytechnique (INP)
Biogeophysics for Climate Resilient Viticulture

Carmine Emanuele Cella, Department of Music / Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), UC Berkeley
Hélène-Camille Crayencour, CNRS / Université Paris-​Saclay
Statistical relational artificial intelligence for assisted orchestration

Peter Bosselmann, Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Catherine Rannou, École nationale supérieure d'architecture Paris-Val de Seine
Understanding Wildfires

Renée Tsolis, Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, UC Davis
Anne Keriel, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM​)/ Université de Montpellier
Drug repurposing to combat a global bacterial zoonosis

Raluca Scarlat, Department of Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley
Sylvie Delpech, IJCLab, Université Paris-Saclay
High Temperature Molten Salt Studies

Matthias Sprenger, Earth & Environmental Sciences Area, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Sylvain Kuppel, IRD / Géosciences Environnement Toulouse
Tracer-informed critical zone modelling to connect water ages with hydrological resources and solute exports

Joanne Emerson, Department of Plant Pathology, UC Davis
Christina Hazard, Laboratoire Ampère, École Centrale de Lyon / Université de Lyon
Investigating the diversity and distribution of fungal viruses in soil

Dennis Baldocchi, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, UC Berkeley
Vona Méléder, Département des Sciences de la Vie, Université de Nantes
Mapping coastal intertidal ecosystem primary production: coupling remote sensing and atmospheric eddy covariance

Peter Sudmant, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Lucie Etienne, Centre International de Recherche en Infectiologie (CIRI), CNRS, ENS de Lyon
Genetic, genomic, and functional evolution of genes encoding viral-interacting proteins in great apes

Paolo Mancosu, Department of Philosophy, UC Berkeley
Marco Panza, Institut d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST), CNRS / Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Infinity: history, philosophy, mathematics

John MacFarlane, Department of Philosophy, UC Berkeley
Paul Egré, Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS / Département de philosophie, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Probability and Meaning

Diego Pirillo, Department of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley
Vincenza Perdichizzi, Institut d'études romanes, Université de Strasbourg
Crossroads of Knowledge: the Republic of Letters and the First Globalization (17th-18th centuries)

Michael Buckland, School of Information, UC Berkeley
Olivier Le Deuff, Sciences de l'information et de la communication, Université Bordeaux Montaigne
Documentation and Knowledge Infrastructure: The Case of Robert Pagès

Kristine Madsen, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Solenn Thircuir, Laboratoire de biométrie et biologie evolutive (LBBE) / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
Examining Nutritional Therapies in Medical Education

Gabriel Lenz, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Romain Lachat, Centre de recherches politiques (CEVIPOF), Sciences Po Paris
Are Election Campaigns Good for Democracy? An Assessment of the 2022 French Presidential Election

Stephen Small, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley
Linda Boukhris, IREST, Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Counter-hegemonic narratives in European metropolis: heritage, identities, space

Solène Delecourt, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Anne Boring, Women in Business Chair, Sciences Po Paris
How can mentorship boost aspiring women entrepreneurs?