A real and strong interest was displayed by the CNRS communities to collaborate with researchers in this area of the world. 221 applications were received from laboratories in the 10 CNRS institutes, focusing mainly on collaborations with countries identified as priority countries (70%) in the call for proposals.
This year, 38 projects were selected for their scientific excellence by the institutes and by the CNRS interdisciplinary selection committee, for a funding period lasting from June 2021 to December 2022. Total financial support will reach close to EUR 600,000.
The CNRS is enthusiastic about these projects, which will cover various types of collaborations ranging from individual exchanges between researchers from CNRS units and African universities and research institutions, to the support of students or the organization of seminars and summer schools. The objective is to develop equitable and fair partnerships with Sub-Saharan African countries and to help the creation of consortia.
This call for proposals is also embedded in the CNRS overall strategy for cooperation with African countries and prefigures a roadmap, which will focus on the implementation and management of cooperation with Africa, a continent in full expansion and with strong scientific potential.
Le 9 juin 2021, a été signé le protocole d’entente créant le Projet de recherche international (IRP) « Forêts froides ». On 9 June 2021 was signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) creating the International Research Project (IRP) "Cold Forests".
Le bureau CNRS de Tokyo en charge de l’Asie du Nord-Est (Japon, Taïwan, Corée du Sud) a mis en ligne son nouveau site internet. The CNRS Tokyo office for North-East Asia (Japan, Taiwan, South Korea) created a new website.
Le Bureau du CNRS de Washington et son antenne d’Ottawa présentent la lettre d’information Amérique du Nord (AdN) – Etats-Unis, Canada et Mexique pour Mai 2021. The CNRS Office of Washington DC and his antenna in Ottawa present the CNRS newsletter in North America - United States, Canada and Mexico for May 2021.