SRNSF’s partner organization - French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), launched a call for proposals in the framework of “International Scientific Cooperation Project” (PICS) Program.
In situations where cooperation with a foreign partner is well-established, and has resulted in joint publications in scientific journals, it is possible to formalize the relationship through PICS. This is a more involved form of cooperation than a plain exchange of researchers in that it is based on pre-existing joint research, and has a longer time frame. It brings together two research teams and the participation of young researchers (Ph.D.s and postdocs) is encouraged.
PICS is a scientific project prepared and presented jointly by two research teams, one at the CNRS and the other abroad. Over a period of non-renewable 3 years, it aims to consolidate and formalize ongoing cooperation with a foreign partner that has already resulted in one or more joint publications PICS allows the team from a laboratory affiliated with the CNRS (UPR / UMR) receive additional funds (usually between 5,000 and € 7,000 per year) to finance missions, seminars and work meetings.
The PICS is intended primarily for researchers under 45 years.
A call for proposals is published annually on the website of the CNRS European research and international cooperation office (DERCI). The two-stage application process begins on March 1 and finishes on the first week in June. Funding begins at the start of the following year. Before submitting a proposal, CNRS researchers must seek approval from the relevant thematic institute. Once they have obtained it, they can request an application form from DERCI.
The foreign partner must simultaneously submit a proposal to their home institution. A provisional budget is to be presented with the research project proposal.
The deadline for submission of applications to SRNSF is 3 June 2015, 17:00.
The results of the call will be known in January 2016.
The brief introduction to the Programme in English Language is available on CNRS link http://www.cnrs.fr/en/workingwith/PICS.htm or see Annex 1. The guidelines of the call is available (in French) on the following link http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article51&lang=en
The detailed information on the call can be obtained from: Caroline Danilovic, firstname.lastname@example.org