Australia-France Social Science Collaborative Research Program

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, jointly with the Embassy of France in Australia, is proud to announce the renewal of the Social Science Collaborative Research Program

Applications for funding are now OPEN and will close on 17 November 2019.

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


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. 


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. 


Dylan Clements

Programs Manager

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

26 Balmain Crescent, Acton ACT 2601

P: 02 6249 1788


Application Form

Download the Application Form here:
France Australia JAP – Call for Applications – 2019 – Final.

Application date
2 year (24 month) time frame
Europe : France
Oceania : Australia
Social sciences
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 99 years
Award granted
$5,000 AUD