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AFRAN call for initiatives 2022!


The Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation aims at significantly supporting the development of research and innovation collaborations between France and Australia through a set of activities that raise awareness on areas of mutual interest in France and Australia. The Association plays an active role in running events and communication initiatives to support a growing community of members, as well as facilitating bi-national dialogue on research and innovation issues.

Call details

In 2022-2023 AFRAN seeks to reinvigorate face-to-face collaboration and workshop opportunities, coupled where relevant with virtual or hybrid offerings, including online videoconferencing meetings. Other streams of content creation and means of engaging communities of interest will also be considered (e.g. online webinars, cafés scientifiques, podcasts, professional videos, film nights with research/innovation discussants).

This year, AFRAN will offer funding up to AUD $4,000 towards logistics and/or travel costs for selected initiatives. AFRAN will support in-person, hybrid and online versions of feasible activities (including webinars, workshops, Q&As with community outreach, online hackathon-innovation thinktanks etc).


Applications are open to researchers and other professionals of any nationality and seniority level who are members of AFRAN. To be eligible, an initiative must:

  1. Be open (within reason and depending on the purpose) to all interested members of AFRAN to participate,

  2. Aim at creating and/or scaling up a collaborative research and innovation community within AFRAN perimeters and/or between France and Australia.

Application process

Applications must be submitted by using the application form.

The application form and all supporting documents (preferably in PDF format) must be submitted before the application deadline by email to:

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

  • Call for projects opens: 7 June 2022

  • Deadline for applications: 31 July 2022

  • Results announced: 14 August 2022

  • Earliest date for project start: 15 August 2022

  • Latest date for project completion: 31 July 2023

For more information and to apply, download the AFRAN call for initiatives application form

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