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France-Berkeley Fund

Established in 1993 by the University of California (UC) at Berkeley and the French Ministry for Foreign Affairs and International Development, this programme promotes scholarly exchange and research cooperation between the UC and research centers and higher education public institutions in France.


About the France-Berkeley Fund


Contact & Practical information

About the France-Berkeley Fund

FBF supports scientific and scholarly exchanges and collaboration between the University of California at Berkeley and French research and higher education institutions in all disciplines.

In the framework of the 2022-2023 program, are considered projects jointly submitted by a tenured or tenure-track professor at UC Berckeley or at UC Davis, and a professor or researcher with a permanent affiliation with a French public research institution or institution of higher education.

Applications are accepted in all fields:
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Exact Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Applied Sciences.

The Fund aims to encourage and support original research of the highest quality and new collaborations, and especially seeks to support projects involving younger scholars.

Projects will be funded to a maximum of US $ 12,000 per year.


  • The France-Berkeley Fund is open to all faculty members and researchers who hold a permanent appointment and principal investigator status at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and/or the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Proposals must be submitted jointly with a colleague who holds a permanent appointment at a French university or research institution, including professional schools, technical universities, research centers and laboratories (CNRS, INRIA, etc.), and Grandes Écoles.
Deadline for application: January 31, 2022.

Contact & Practical information

You will find all the information about Call for proposals and application form on the France-Berkeley Fund website.

For all questions, please contact fbf@berkeley.edu