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French-Finnish Maupertuis Call for Projects 2025 is open!

The call welcomes research mobility projects between France and Finland and the organisation of workshops. The call is aimed at bilateral cooperation in science, innovation, and higher education. Apply by September 15, 2024.

Pierre Louis Moreau de Maupertuis was a French mathematician, philosopher, and man of letters. He made a successful expedition to Lapland to determine the shape of the Earth.

The French Institute in Finland, the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Finnish Society for Sciences and Letters launch a joint call for projects to initiate and strengthen bilateral cooperation in science, innovation and higher education.

For this purpose, two sub-calls are considered:

  1. Researcher Short Mobility (RSM)

In order to initiate or strengthen cooperation in science, innovation and higher education on all disciplines, this sub-call allows selected young or confirmed researchers from Finland and France (both ways) to visit their counterparts for a short period from a few days up to a few weeks.

Doctoral students and young researchers are encouraged to apply.

Grants will range from 1 200 to 2 400 euros according to the duration of the mobility and will cover travel, accommodation and leaving expenses.

  1. “Higher Education, Research and Innovation” Workshop (ERI-W)

The ERI-W sub-call is aimed at strengthening collaborations between researchers in France and Finland through a workshop of a few days involving several researchers (around 15) that can take place in Finland or in France, in any discipline. The workshop should be focused and concrete. The format of the workshop can be multilateral instead of bilateral, especially in view of a future Horizon Europe or ERASMUS+ application.

Grants will amount of up to 6 000 euros.

Grant Modalities

Mobilities and workshops should be planned from January 15, 2025. Most of them are expected to occur by December 15, 2025, but 2026 is possible as well if relevant.

Applications will be reviewed by both Finland and France. The selection will follow the recommendation of a joint committee comprised of representatives of the funding organisations. Selection outcomes will be forwarded to the applicants by January 2025.

Call documents

The templates (see section above) describe the expected information and documents to compile your application. Applications are submitted using the following online forms: