Program Guidelines




The France-Berkeley Fund supports new collaborations between faculty and research scientists at UC Berkeley and UC Davis and their counterparts in France across all disciplines:

  • Applied Sciences
  • Exact Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences      
  • Professional Schools (e.g. Law, Business, Education, Public Health)

The FBF especially seeks to support opportunities for bi-national engagement and exchange by funding short-term visits between a team at the University of California and colleagues in universities and research institutions in France. Priority is given to projects involving junior researchers, projects such as workshops designed to generate new research strategies (especially in the human sciences), projects likely to foster new linkages and long-term connections, and projects that maximize the number of researchers involved.

Eligibility: The France-Berkeley Fund is open to all UC Berkeley and UC Davis faculty members and permanent researchers with principal investigator status. Proposals must be submitted jointly with a colleague who holds a permanent appointment at a public university or research institute in France.

Budget: Projects may be funded up to $12,000 (USD).

Duration: Funded projects must begin between July 1 and December 1 of the award year and must be completed within one year of their start date.


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