Application round opens for French-Estonian research cooperation program

  • 2020-03-30
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The French-Estonian cooperation program Parrot travel grants application round is now open for 2021-2022.

Parrot is a French-Estonian science and technology cooperation program, which is represented and coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of France and the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia. The Estonian Research Council and the department of culture and cooperation of the French embassy organize work in Estonia.

The aim of the program is to develop research and technology cooperation between the two countries in all fields of fundamental and applied science, including humanities and social sciences. Since the first competition, the inclusion of PhD students and young researchers in projects is a priority for the program.

A public competition for joint research projects with a duration of two years is announced every two years. Cooperation partners must submit an identical English-language joint request to the responsible authority of both countries. The projects are evaluated by both Estonian and French expert committees. The final financing of joint projects will be decided by the Estonian-French joint commission.

The first joint application round for the Parrot program was held in 2002 and to date there are 120 applications submitted in nine public competitions, with 66 joint projects funded. The deadline for submission of applications is June 2, 2020.