The Exchange Research Programmes (PAI), now called Programmes Hubert Curien (PHC), have been developed
by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the
Ministry of Youth, National Education and Research.
have now been set up with various countries, the list of which can be found on Egide web site.
An ‘exchange research programme’ is a research
project jointly drawn up by two research teams, one French
and one foreign which, following evaluation, receives financial
backing from both countries.
The aim of the PAI is to promote scientific and technological
exchanges of excellence between the research laboratories of
the two countries by developing new co-operation agreements.
The PHC are designed for public or private research laboratories
attached to higher education institutions, research organizations
In France, the scholarships and grants allocated by the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs and, for certain, by the Ministry of Youth,
National Education and Research, are used to finance the ‘extra
international costs’ of the projects (transport costs
and living expenses), excluding remuneration, running costs
or investment expenditure.
To maximise the creation of European research networks, it
should be noted that it is possible to submit applications
for the same research subject to several different PHC. Evaluation
and selection procedures remain in accordance with the usual
rules governing the PHC concerned by the application.
Where to find calls for applications
and how to apply
- calls for applications may be consulted
on the PAI administrator’s EGIDE website : http://www.egide.asso.fr/pai
- applications should be completed and sent on-line to the EGIDE extranet.
- the sites also include detailed information about selection criteria, assessment
procedures, funding, intellectual property, the release of results, etc
Other sources of bilateral funding
Franco-German University : http://www.dfh-ufa.org/
Franco-Italian University : http://www.universita-italo-francese.org/
Franco-Dutch University : http://www.ufn-fnu.org/
Transmanche University : http://www.kent.ac.uk/registry/european-office/transmanche/kent-fr.htm
Franco-Algerian High Committee :
ECONET Programme: It's a programme devoted to actions developed by research organisations and Universities in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Baltic countries, Balkan countries and the New Independant States.
COFECUB Programme: (French Committee of Evaluation of the University and Scientific Cooperation): this programme is managed by Paris 13. It coordinates and evaluates the cooperation with Brasil.