The different programmes, Maupertuis Programme, Magnus Ehrnrooth Ph.D. cotutelle, France-Nokia Chaire d’Excellence, and FINA, promoted by the French Institute in Finland aim to develop scientific and academic cooperation between France and Finland by giving researchers the opportunity to develop their international experience and network. 

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The Maupertuis programme aims to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the fields of science, innovation and higher education in the areas of interest for France and Finland. The French Institute in Finland, the French Embassy to Finland and the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research in partnership with the Finnish Society for Science and Letters open a twofold call for projects ; Short mobility of researchers (SMR) and “Education, Research and Innovation” (ERI-W) workshops. The SMR grant allows selected researchers and doctoral students in France and Finland to meet their counterparts for a short period and initiate or strengthen cooperation in the fields of science, innovation and higher education in areas of research of mutual interest. The ERI workshop grant enables the French Finnish team of research to initiate and organize workshops covering research, education and innovation areas in France or in Finland. For more information about the Maupertuis programme, click here.

The French-Finnish Magnus Ehrnrooth PhD cotutelle grant 

As part of the Maupertuis program, one PhD cotutelle grant per year is open for application in one of the fields of science supported by the Magnus Ehrnrooth Foundation (Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry and Medical chemistry). For more information about the Magnus Ehrnrooth cotutelle grant, click here.

France-Nokia Chaire d’Excellence in ICT PhD cotutelle grant 

The France-Nokia Chaire d’Excellence is intended for distinguished French scholars/researchers specialist of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). The program provides the opportunity to engage in international exchange and collaboration between the French and Finnish higher education institutions. The French researcher coming to Finland will typically participate in research work, give lectures or, if applicable, collaborate with Finnish companies for a minimum period of four months. One distinguished French researcher per year will be selected for a grant. For additional details, click here.

The French Institute Nordic Award (FINA)

Along with the four other French Institutes in the Nordic region (Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Estonia), the French Institute in Finland launched the French Institute Nordic Award (FINA) in 2020. The FINA recognizes the quality of the work carried out by young researchers established in a Nordic institution and aims to promote cultural and scientific cooperation between France and the Nordic countries by participating in the funding of research mobilities in France. For additional details, including application criteria, annual research themes and past projects, please see FINA’s main page here.