Agropolis Fondation

Supporting agricultural research for sustainable development

Agropolis Fondation is a French scientific foundation established in 2007 to promote and support high-level research and higher education (training-through-research) as well as to broaden international research partnerships in agricultural sciences and sustainable development research. It supports projects with fellowships, doctoral and post-doctoral grants and other awards that enable leading and promising international scientists to work with the Foundation's scientific network in Montpellier thereby facilitating knowledge exchange and international partnerships.

The scientific work supported by the Foundation covers all aspects of the plant - from its genes to its environments to its final uses - and concerns temperate, Mediterranean and tropical climates. It supports research initiatives on the following five domains:

  • Genetics and genomics, plant breeding, eco-physiology
  • Integrated crop protection, plant pests and diseases, symbiotes, population ecology
  • Agro-ecosystems, agri-environmental innovations and resource management
  • Agri-food systems, processing and quality of food and non-food materials
  • Innovation processes and social management of innovation

The main issues addressed are:

  1. Increasing demand for plants and plant by-products for food and non-food uses
  2. Interaction between climate change and crops
  3. Prevention and management of risks related to crop and food systems
Calls
Mobility
Fund individual research
Fund collaborative research
Country
Europe : France (South-West)
Institution type
French Institutions : Private foundation, charity or company