Call for applications: Sustainable Future Farming mission to France 14th – 18th October 2019

Apply before 22nd July to take part in a Sustainable Future Farming mission to France that will take place from 14th – 18th October.

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Created by the French Embassy in New Zealand, this programme aims at strengthening existing Research and Development partnerships between New Zealand and French institutions in the area of Sustainable Future Farming, through an agroecology perspective. Examples of such partnerships include co-development of research projects, technology validation and development of products, processes or services.

A call for applications is launched from the 1st of June until the 22nd of July 2019. Up to five people will be selected by the French Embassy to attend a one-week mission to visit their scientific partners in France.

Eligible expenses

Expenses covered under this Programme include the following, in connection with the project:

  • Return air fares between New Zealand and France in economy class, booked by the Embassy through the Campus France agency.
  • 1000 EUR to cover expenses in France. These expenses include, but are not limited to, accommodation, food and domestic transport.

Please, note that the successful applicants will be responsible for booking in advance their accommodation and domestic transport in France.

Selection criteria

To be eligible, applicants must be involved in a New Zealand University, Crown Research Institute, or Research Centre.
Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Strategic benefits and expected outcomes from the mission,
  • Interest, capacity and milestones to develop a multi-year R&D collaboration and/ or commercialisation project,
  • Complementarity of the research groups,
  • Scientific excellence.

Please note that students are not eligible.

2019 Call timeline

Opening date: 1st June
Closing date: 22nd July (midnight NZ time).
Results: 31st July
Mission: 14th -18th October
Submission of a short completion report to the French Embassy: 1st December 2019

The completion report must be no longer than 5 A4 pages and must include the following sections: objectives of the mission, name of organisations and contacts in France, outcomes of the mission, planned follow-ups and feedback/suggestions.

Submit an application

Applicants must fill the online application form.
To be eligible, applicants must also send by email to the Cooperation and Cultural Action Office of the French Embassy in New Zealand the following documents:

  • CV,
  • scanned copy of passport,
  • Commitment letter from French partners to participate with New Zealand applicant on the project detailed in the application form,
  • Bank account details.

Dernière modification : 06/06/2019

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