Maupertuis: French-Finnish program to support researchers' mobility


Maupertuis program aims to initiate and strengthen bilateral cooperation in natural science, humanities and social sciences as well as innovation and higher education in the fields of interest for both France and Finland. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2022.

Researchers Short Mobility program (RSM)

"Higher Education, Research and Innovation" Workshop (ERI-W)



Maupertuis is the mobility program set up in France by the Institut français in Finland, the Embassy of France in Finland and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and in Finland by the Finnish Society for Sciences and Letters. The program has two joint schemes in natural science, humanities and social sciences.

1. Researchers Short Mobility program (RSM) 

This program allows selected young or more experienced researchers from France and Finland to visit their counterparts for a short period (from a few days up to 4 weeks). 

Terms and conditions

- To discuss the possibility of scientific research cooperation and, if possible, on higher education (mobility of students, dual degrees, joint PhD, EU applications for grants…)

- To meet with several researchers within the host institution to explore other cooperation opportunities, also in a multidisciplinary approach

- To identify short-, medium- and long-term perspectives of collaborations and official cooperation formalization in order to build a sustainable cooperation between research teams, research laboratories, departments and institutions.

- To find a suitable laboratory for a post-doc to initiate or pursue a French-Finnish cooperation

Mission and funding

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

The ERI-W is aimed at strengthening identified collaborations between researchers in France and Finland through specific workshops that can take place in Finland or in France on all research topics. It is recommended to have focused and concrete topics for the workshop that may last 2 to 4 days and involve several researchers (around 15 but not limited).

Terms and conditions

Mission and funding

The final deadline for application is September 30, 2022.


See the call for applications on the Institut français in Finland website