France-Germany Hubert Curien Partnership ‘Procope’ and ‘Procope Plus’ Programmes 2023

Mobility funding and workshop support is available for researchers in Germany and in France collaborating on bilateral research initiatives in any scientific 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 Procope partnership supports the reciprocal mobility of collaborators between France and Germany. The programme is jointly administered by Campus France and the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service).

Eligible joint research teams involve researchers in each country. French teams must be affiliated with higher education institutions or research organisations; companies can participate in the project as long as they are associated with an academic partner. In Germany, applications may be submitted by state and state-recognised universities and non-profit, research-active non-university research institutions.

Funding is available to cover the costs of the bilateral mobility of participating researchers between the two partner countries. The annual funding granted per project to French participants averages around €4,000, while, on the German side, DAAD provides funding up to €6,000 per year.

Collaborations will be funded for two years each and may be in any discipline. The programme focuses on early career researchers, and collaborations are expected to involve research visits by doctoral students and/or early career postdoctoral fellows.

Additional support is available through the Procope Plus programme, coordinated by the Embassy of France in Germany, for the organisation of bilateral scientific meetings and workshops in order to develop research networks and to help research teams prepare for large-scale collaborative projects at a national or European level (eg Horizon Europe).

Applications to either programme must be submitted in parallel by both French and German teams via their respective administrators.

The joint deadline for application to the 2023 programmes is 13 July 2022.

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