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Dalen : The Franco-Swedish programme to support researchers’ mobility

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

The objective is to develop scientific and technological exchanges of excellence and to encourage new co-operations between research laboratories of both countries.
Dalen programme is run in France by the Egide association and for Swedish partners by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF).

Calls for application launched on a biennial rhythm, on the French side, are open to research laboratories affiliated with academic institutions, research organizations or companies; on the Swedish side, only researchers from universities or research institutes are eligible.

Are concerned by this programme, projects in the following areas:
- Biotechnology, pharmaceutical research and biomedical engineering;
- information, communication and system technology;
- development of new materials;
- engineering sciences.

Active participation and mobility of young researchers, especially Phd students or postgraduate, is one of the very first criteria of selection.

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

For information, deadline for application in the framework of the last Call: March 15, 2011.