French Embassy Partner University Fund (PUF): Call for Projects 2012


Submission Deadline: February 6, 2012
The Embassy of France to the United States and the FACE Foundation are accepting application proposals for the Partner University Fund (PUF). PUF promotes innovative collaborations of excellence in research and education between French and American institutions of higher education. PUF supports emerging transatlantic partnerships with the potential to continue beyond the initial 3 year grant.
Partnerships may combine elements such as:
– Joint initiatives in Research and publications
– Faculty and postdoctoral mobility
– Collaboration in teaching
– Shared programs
– Joint and dual degrees at the master’s and PhD levels

PUF currently supports 55 multifaceted partnerships in all fields of study.
Thanks to private donors, public contributions, and the generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (, projects in the humanities submitted in this 2012 funding cycle will be eligible to a higher level of financial support. PUF will fund up to 60% of the cost of the selected projects, in the limit of 160.000 USD annually, and 30 % and 80.000 USD for projects in all other fields. Projects must be jointly submitted by at least one American and one French university.

Funding decisions will be announced in May 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year.
For more information, please contact: /+1 212 439 1491 and visit our website:

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