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Australia-France Social Sciences Collaborative Research Program

Deadline : 1 November 2022


The Embassy of France in Australia and the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, are proud to launch this research funding program 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 relevant to the Indo-Pacific region.

  • Research activities with the capacity to support the development of strategic alliances between France and Australia.

Proposals with a multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary character are encouraged.


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 Indo-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.


Eligible applicants are France and Australia affiliated researchers, and experts in public and private sectors. As the Academy and the Embassy of France in Australia encourages the participation of early and mid-career researchers, one researcher involved in the project should be fewer than fifteen years beyond the completion of their PhD. We recognise career interruptions can have a significant impact on the period between conferral of a researcher’s PhD and the submission of an application. We therefore allow extension of the eligibility periods for specified career interruptions.

More information on this link


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