Australia-France Social Science Collaborative Research Program

Australia-France Social Science Collaborative Research Program

The Academy and the Embassy of France in Australia are proud to administer the Social Science Collaborative Research Program.

Applications for funding in 2022 are now open.

1.   Program Objective

This research funding program is intended to foster and reinforce social science collaboration between Australia and France through:

  • Research activities on a topic of interest to both Australia and France, provided to eligible French and Australian researchers, especially early and mid-career researchers.
  • Research activities relevant to Pacific Island Studies (including those in French overseas territories).
  • Research activities with the capacity to support the development of strategic alliances between France and Australia.

Proposals with a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary character are encouraged.

2.   Funding

Grants available through this program are for a maximum of $5,000 AUD and are aimed at providing seed funding to foster the development of a larger research program.

Funding through this program is designed to facilitate:

  • Researcher exchange between Australia and France or to a research-related pacific nation.
  • Researcher mobility, especially to attend international workshops (excludes business class airfare).
  • Funding grants to undertake research or field work.

Funding is available to support activities within a 2 year (24 month) time frame, activities outside of this period should seek funding from subsequent rounds.

3.   Agreement

By submitting your application, you will be asked to acknowledge and agree to the following conditions:

  • Information on the Application Form is collected to make recommendations to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia on the allocation of financial assistance under their respective budgets. The information collected may be passed to assessors for the purposes of obtaining a peer-review assessment of the application. It may also be passed to other funding bodies and other public organisations (including Universities and research bodies) judged appropriate by the funding organisations. In other instances, information on this form can be disclosed without your consent where authorised or required by law.
  • While the Embassy of France and the Academy’s selection committee gives careful consideration to applications, it is not able to enter into discussion or correspondence regarding the reasons why an application is unsuccessful.
  • Successful applicants, or their institution, will invoice the Academy for the awarded amount prior to the close of the relevant financial year.
  • Successful applicants are required to submit a report of the research activities funded by the program and an acquittal of funds within two months following the completion of the funded activity. Should the research activities be undertaken over a period of more than one year, a progress report is also required at the end of each calendar year.

4.   Contact

Michelle Bruce or Anna Dennis
P: +61 2 6249 1788

5. Application Form

Click here to download the application form

Applications must be submitted to by Monday 1 November 2021.

Application outcomes will be notified by January 2022 for provision of funding.

Application date
2 year (24 month) time frame
Social sciences