France-Switzerland Hubert Curien Partnership 2023 ‘Germaine de Staël’ Programme

Mobility funding for researchers in Switzerland and in France, particularly those at an early stage of their research career, collaborating on bilateral 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 ‘Germaine de Staël’ initiative provides funding to cover the costs of the reciprocal mobility of research collaborators between France and Switzerland. It is jointly administered by Campus France and the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW – Schweizerische Akademie der Technischen Wissenschaften).

Eligible joint research teams involve researchers from each country. Research groups in France 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. The programme is open to every public or private Swiss research institute (higher education institutions, universities, research institutes, HES/FHS and companies).

Collaborations will be funded for two years each, and may be in any discipline. The annual amount granted to each project averages €2,400 on the French side and will be no more than CHF 4,500 on the Swiss side.

Funds are to be used exclusively for travel costs and living expenses of the participating researchers, up to specified limits. The Hubert Curien programme focuses on early career researchers, and project activities are expected to include research visits by doctoral students and/or early career postdoctoral fellows.

Applications must be submitted in parallel by both French and Swiss teams via their respective administrators.

The joint deadline for application to the 2023 programme is 1 June 2022.

Results shall be announced in November or December 2022 with projects to begin in January 2023.

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