Oct 26 2015

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies call for proposals/applications for 2016-2017

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is pleased to announce the following call for proposals/applications for 2016-2017:

FSCIS Collaborative Projects
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2016.
Funding: up to $15,000.
Eligibility: Stanford scholars/scholars affiliated with a French institution.

FSCIS Conferences
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2016
Eligibility: Stanford scholars/scholars affiliated with a French institution.

FSCIS Undergraduate Fellowship
Deadline for applications: February 1, 2016.
Funding: up to $7,000.
Eligibility: Stanford Undergraduate Students.

FSCIS Visiting Student Researcher Fellowship
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2016.
Funding: up to $7,000
Eligibility: Stanford graduate students/Graduate students affiliated with a French Institution.

FSCIS Visiting Junior Scholar Fellowship
Deadline for applications: March 15, 2016.
Funding: up to $7,000.
Eligibility: Junior Scholars/Postdocs/PhD candidates

Questions can be directed to the Center’s Director, Amalia Kessler (akessler@law.stanford.edu) or the Program Coordinator, Isabelle Collignon (isabelle@stanford.edu)

Oct 06 2015

The France-Berkeley Fund is pleased to announce its 2016 Call for Projects.

Grants of up to $12,000 will be awarded as seed money for new, innovative, bi-national collaborative research. Applications are welcome from all fields. The application deadline is January 29, 2016, and projects may begin on or after July 1, 2016. Projects should be completed within one year of their start date.
For more details and to apply, visit our website at:
For any questions, e-mail fbf@berkeley.edu.



The France-Berkeley Fund (FBF) was established in 1993 by the University of California at Berkeley and the French Ministère des Affaires Etrangères in order to support scientific and scholarly exchanges and collaboration between Berkeley and research and higher education institutions in France.
The FBF considers projects jointly submitted by a tenured/tenure-track professor or permanent researcher at UC Berkeley or UC Davis and a professor or researcher with a permanent affiliation with a French public research institution or institution of higher learning.
The Fund aims to encourage and support original research of the highest quality and new collaborations, and especially seeks to support projects involving younger scholars. Projects such as workshops or conferences (especially in the human sciences) designed to generate new research strategies, and projects that maximize the number of researchers involved will receive the highest priority.
Teams of researchers who previously received a France-Berkeley Fund grant may NOT reapply together, even if the proposed project is a new one. Previous grantees may apply with a NEW partner to receive funding for a NEW project, as long as the previously granted project’s completion date was prior to July 1, 2014.
The Fund does not pay for release time for faculty. Grants cannot be used to purchase equipment, except for project-specific supplies that will be consumed over the course of the project. The Fund cannot be used to pay student or post-doc salaries or stipends, or to cover everyday living expenses that would be incurred regardless of the project. It may be used for living expenses related to travel required for the project.
Application deadline:  FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016.
Late or incomplete applications cannot be considered for funding. Granted projects can be initiated on or after July 1, 2016.

For applications where the US partner is based at UC Davis, please take note of the cost-sharing requirements detailed on our web page (http://fbf.berkeley.edu/Application2015Davis.html). No UC Davis proposals will be accepted without prior approval from the Davis Office of Sponsored Projects.

Sep 17 2015

CAFFEET 2015 – Innovative solutions to integrate renewable energy

When : Seplogo CAFFEET 2015tember 29th and 30th, 2015

Where: The Village, 969 Market Street, San Francisco

Event in English

Registration:  www.caffeet.com


CaFFEET (The California France Forum on Energy Efficiency Technologies) is a 2-day annual event organized in San Francisco by The Office for Science and Technology at the Embassy of France in the United States, EDF, PRIME and the French Tech Hub. Its aim is to promote the exchange of technical and scientific knowledge in the field of energy efficiency between France and California, two major low-carbon economies. Each year, CaFFEET gathers more then 200 experts from academic world (UC Berkeley, Stanford,..), research centers (INRIA, CEA, EPRI,..), corporate companies & utilities (EDF, PG&E,..) and startups.

This 5th edition of CaFFEET, organized 2 months before the start of the COP21 Climate Change Conference in Paris, will address the key factors, the challenges and the opportunities related to the integration of an increasing share of renewable electricity sources in the energy mix. On the second day (September 30th), 3 sessions will be devoted to : how to improve the production of renewables, how to better integrate renewables (including storage), and how to better run and maintain the system (data analytics, augmented reality, drones)

Many innovative startups will also participate to the conference. On the first day (starting in the afternoon on September 29th), there will be pitch sessions and speed dating meetings, including large corporations and VC firms.

Aug 26 2015

Live Stream Conference FACTS (French American Climate TalkS) - September 8th, 2015 at 6:45 pm PST

FACTS Logo Web


Can Technology Halt Climate Change?


A San Francisco FR-US Conference on Climate streamed live from the Exploratorium

To follow the conference live on September 8th, 2015 at 6:45 pm PST

Connect to the following link: www.explo.tv


Building up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference to be hosted by France in December 2015 (COP 21), FACTS (French Ameri-Can Climate TalkS) is a conference series organized by the Embassies of France in both Canada and the United States. The San Francisco chapter on September 8th proposes an exciting evening of conference and in-depth French-US panel discussions on the Solutions Agenda.

General Agenda

Welcome Address. Pauline Carmona, Consul General of France in San Francisco
Keynote. Patricia Beneke, Director, United Nations Environmental Programme

Fireside chat 1
Moderator: John GnuseManaging Director, Lazard San Francisco
Pr. Alexandre BayenDirector, Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Berkeley
Pr. James SweeneyDirector, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University

Fireside chat 2
Moderator: John GnuseManaging Director, Lazard San Francisco
Romain LacombeCEO, Plume Labs
Michael LinCEO, Fenix International

Conclusion. Minh-Ha Pham, Counselor for Science & Technology, Embassy of France in the United States 

More info: http://bit.ly/1DJW8F5

For any inquiry, please contact Raegen Salais: raegen.salais@consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org

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Jun 05 2015

La recherche d'une nouvelle Terre se précise



Depuis plus de quatre cents ans, les astronomes produisent des télescopes afin de mieux comprendre notre environnement extra-terrestre. De Galilée à aujourd'hui, les avancées technologiques se sont ainsi succédées, de l'observation à l'oeil nu à la spectroscopie, en passant par la photographie. Si bien qu'un champ entier de l'astrophysique moderne se donne pour objectif de détecter des formes de vie autres que la nôtre dans l'univers.

Il existe 3 grands types de projets autour de ces sujets : les premiers tentent de détecter des émissions de signaux intelligents dans l'espace, les seconds se concentrent sur la recherche de traces de vie dans notre système solaire, par exemple sur Mars ou Europa (une des lunes de Jupiter), et enfin ceux qui se focalisent sur la recherche d'exoplanètes autour des étoiles à la recherche de compositions atmosphériques susceptibles d'abriter une forme de vie, même différente de la nôtre.

Lire la suite dans les Bulletins Electroniques.

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