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Research in France

Main French research institutions

- ADEME : Agence de l’environnement et de la maîtrise de l’énergie
- ADIT : Agence pour la diffusion de l’information technologique
- ANDRA : Agence nationale pour la gestion des déchets radioactifs
- BRGM : Bureau de recherches géologiques et minières
- CEA : Commissariat à l’énergie atomique
- CEE : Centre d’études de l’emploi
- CEMAGREF : Centre national du machinisme agricole, du génie rural, des eaux et forêts
- CIRAD : Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement
- CNES : Centre national d’études spatiales
- CNRS : Centre national de la recherche scientifique
- CSTB : Centre scientifique et technique du bâtiment
- IFREMER : Institut français de recherche pour l’exploitation de la mer
- INED : Institut national d’études démographiques
- INERIS : Institut national de l’environnement industriel et des risques
- INRA : Institut national de la recherche agronomique
- INRIA : Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique
- INRP : Institut national de la recherche pédagogique
- INSERM : Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale
- Institut Curie
- Institut Pasteur
- IRD : Institut de recherche pour le développement
- IFSTTAR: Institut français des sciences et technologies des transports, de l’aménagement et des réseaux
- ONERA : Office National d’études et de recherches aérospatiale

Useful links

- Office of Science and Technology at Washington
- European Commission, Research and Innovation
- List of french universities
- List of french schools
- European Union Centers of Excellence in the United States
- French Ministry of Higher Education and Research
- French Ministry of National Education
- French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Calls for Proposals

- Chateaubriand
The Embassy of France in the United States (Office for Science and Technology - OST) launches the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program which is intended for young American scientists at the doctorate level, wishing to conduct their research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 10 month period.

The Chateaubriand grants aim to initiate or to reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects (for example PUF, MIT-France, France-Chicago, France-Berkeley, France-Stanford, etc …) by encouraging exchange at the doctoral level. The OST will support American PhD students (or PhD students registered in an American university) who engage in a co-supervised PhD, or seek in a double degree (“cotutelle”) with France.

The deadline to apply is January 31st, 2011, and the fellowship can begin on any date from September 1st, 2011, to April 1st, 2012.

For more information, candidates and American/French research teams can contact Ms Pham at the Scientific Office in Washington: Phuong.Pham@diplomatie.gouv.fr, Phone : 1 202 944 62 20 / 62 50.

Note : a similar call for students in Humanities and Social Sciences maybe found on the same website, with a deadline on December 15, 2010.

- Partner University Fund (PUF) PUF launched its first call for projects in September 2007 with the objective of supporting innovative and sustainable partnerships between French and US institutions of research and higher education.

More details following this link: http://www.france-science.org/spip.php?rubrique121

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