Bilateral programmes - Dumont d’Urville [fr]
In November 2005 an arrangement was signed between the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE, formerly MoRST/MSI). After five successful years, both countries committed to the relationship indefinitely in November 2010. The broad purpose of the arrangement is to promote and support scientific and technological cooperation between New Zealand and French researchers in the public, non-government and private sectors. Currently, the fields of research eligible for funding are Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Biotechnology; Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; Nanosciences; Biodiversity. France and New Zealand have both allocated funding of NZ$90,000 per annum to the “Dumont d’Urville Programme”, which funds travel between France and New Zealand. Involvement of young researchers is encouraged.
The call for proposals runs from mid-June to mid-September every year. Decisions are made in December with projects starting from January. Please note that applications are required to be made in both countries (ie France and New Zealand).
New Zealand applications, in English, should be made to :
The Royal Society of New Zealand : http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/programmes/funds/international-relationships/durville/
Josie Reid may be contacted for further details: Josie.Reid[a]royalsociety.org.nz
French applications should be made online in French via the CampusFrance website:
Further information also available through the Embassy of France in Wellington: cooperation.wellington-amba[a]diplomatie.gouv.fr