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 bureau de Tokyo en charge de l’Asie du Nord-Est (Japon, Taïwan, Corée du Sud) publie de manière régulière un bulletin d’information sur les actions du CNRS et sur les actualités scientifiques dans la région. The CNRS Tokyo Office regularly publishes a French-language news bulletin on the CNRS activities and scientific news in North-East Asia (Japan, Taiwan, South Korea).
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 Juin 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 June 2021.
Dans le cadre de ses missions, le bureau du CNRS en Amérique du Sud effectue un travail de veille scientifique sur l’ensemble du territoire. The CNRS Office in South America carries out scientific monitoring on the whole territory.