France-Danube Hubert Curien Partnership Opens for 2023-2025 Programme

Mobility funding for researchers in France, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovakia collaborating through multilateral research projects in any discipline.

The Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC) programme promotes the exchange of scientific and technical excellence between research teams in France and various partner countries through joint research projects and bilateral research visits.

The ‘Danube’ PHC partnership supports the reciprocal mobility of collaborators between France and six partner countries in the Danube region: Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovakia.

Eligible joint research teams involve researchers from belonging to research groups affiliated with higher education institutions or scientific research organisations. Proposals must involve researchers from at least three partner countries, one of which must be France.

Collaborations will be funded for a maximum of two years, starting in summer 2023, and may be in any discipline.

Funding is available to cover the costs of the multilateral mobility of researchers between France and the Danube partner countries. The Hubert Curien initiative focuses on early career researchers, and project activities are expected to include research visits by doctoral students and/or early career postdoctoral fellows.

The maximum funding allocated to each project varies by country and by the total number of participating countries, with a maximum total value of support around €100,000 per project.

Only proposals that have been simultaneously submitted to Campus France and the administrative counterpart in at least two of the partner Danube countries will be considered.

The joint deadline for applying to the 2023-2025 programme is 16 January 2023.

Results shall be announced in June 2023 with projects to begin in July 2023.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)