French Embassy in Australia: France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) Grants Program 2018

The French Embassy in Australia has released three new funding opportunities under the France-Australia Science Innovation Collaboration (FASIC) program. Funding is not intended for the research itself, but will support the establishment of joint research labs or scientific networks and travel for researchers and PhD students. The following grants have been established to encourage bilateral research collaborations in the field of science and technology between France and Australia:

FASIC Researchers

Note: Applications to the FASIC Researchers program are ONLY to be submitted by the researcher in France who identifies as the coordinator of the project. Australian researchers need to coordinate with their French counterpart prior to submission of the application. An equivalent level of matched funding (either cash or in-kind) from the Australian partner institution is required. Up to $5,000 cash contribution can be requested to support the Australian researcher’s mobility to France.


  • Mobility to Australia for France-based PhD students
  • Mobility to France for Australia-based PhD students
  • Travel costs
  • View the Program Guidelines

FASIC Workshops

  • Missions for France-based scientists involved in bilateral research workshops
  • Travel costs + contribution to daily expenses in Australia
  • Up to €8,000 (approx. AUD $12,600) per grant
  • Visit the Program Guidelines


  • Applications must be for joint research projects involving at least a French and an Australian research partner.
  • Matching funding from the partnering Australian research institution is requested.

Submission Requirements & Due Date

  • Applications must be submitted by 2 April 2018
  • Please complete your internal RFR eForm through ResearchMaster. When prompted to Select Fund Scheme use Fund Scheme code FND000469

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