Creative France Australia short program (summer school) [fr]
The Embassy of France in Australia is supporting the establishment of short-term programs in the form of summer (or winter) schools co-organized by French and Australian tertiary education institutions, and bringing together students from both countries around a theme of common interest.
The selected project benefits from the label "Creative France Australia" as well as a financial support from the embassy up to 4000 € (approximately 6300 $ AU, amount subject to change depending on the evolution of the exchange rate) to contribute toward the organisation costs of the school.
Embassy funding is awarded to the Australian university participating in the project.
The objectives of the Creative France Australia short program are:
To support innovative initiatives in Franco-Australian university cooperation,
To boost student mobility between the two countries (in particular the mobility of Australians toward France),
To support the construction of ambitious institutional partnerships between French and Australian institutions,
To contribute to the constitution of sustainable scientific communities around themes of common interest for both countries.
This initiative was launched as a pilot project in 2017. A first Summer school co-organized by the Australian National University (ANU) and Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL) was labelled "Creative France Australia". It focused on astrophysics, a priority area of collaboration for ANU and PSL and more specifically on astrobiology and exoplanets. This summer school was held on December 16 and 17, 2017 in Canberra, ahead of a high-level scientific seminar attended by nearly a hundred participants and also supported by AFRAN. For more information on this event, visit the website of the Franco Australian Astrobiology and Exoplanet school and workshop.
Types of projects funded
Projects eligible for the “Creative France Australia short program” label are:
Short-term programs (1 to 4 weeks), which can be held at any time of the year ("summer", "winter" or other schools) in France or Australia;
Training programs involving students of all levels (L, M or D); this program is not intended to support the organisation of scientific seminars; two programs to support the organization of scientific seminars are also proposed by the Embassy and the AFRAN Association. However, it is possible to combine these tools by proposing, around the same theme, a scientific seminar and a short program and to apply for funding for both programs.
The funding attributed by the Embassy aims to contribute to the handling of organisation costs of the schools (displacement of the participants, hiring of rooms or material, promotional expenses…)
The project leaders should also indicate in their application the origin and amount of other sources of funding (host institutions, registration fees, sponsors, patrons).
Procedure and Calendar
Applications must be completed between March 1st and April 30th, 2018.
To download the application file, click below
Once complete, the file is to be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The selected project will be announced in May 2018.
The selected project must take place before December 31, 2018.