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2017 Tournesol Programme (French community)

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf


(Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici)


A support for researchers' mobility between France and the French Community of Belgium which objective is to foster and develop excellence scientific and technological cooperation between both countries in supporting the active participation and the mobility of young researchers, especially PhD students and postdocs.

Tournesol is the Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) implemented in Belgium by Wallonia Brussels International (WBI) and the National Fund for Scientific Research (F.R.S./FNRS) and in France by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and the Ministry of National Education and Higher Education and Research (MENESR).

Calls for application, issued on an annual basis, are open to research laboratories affiliated with academic institutions, research organizations or companies.

Projects in all areas of science are considered including Humanities and Social Sciences.

The financial support only covers mobility expenses of researchers between the two countries.

In order to foster the creation of European research networks and to contribute to the construction of the European Research Area, researchers have the opportunity to submit an application in the framework of another PHC, on the same research topic that their Tournesol project.

Application deadline: June 30, 2016.

Furthermore, an equivalent partnership, also called Tournesol, has been set up with the Flemish Community of Belgium (no call in 2016).


> Call for proposals - Campus France website (only available in French)
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