[France-Mexique] Call for projects ECOS Nord 2023

The “ECOS Nord 2023” (Evaluation-orientation de la COopération Scientifique) call for projects has been open since December 11, 2023.

It is carried :

  • In France: by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (via the French Embassy in Mexico) and the Ministry of Higher Education and Research
  • In Mexico: by the National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES), the National Council for the Humanities, Science and Technology (CONAHCYT – the Mexican body responsible for promoting scientific and technological activities, defining government policies in this area and awarding postgraduate scholarships) and the Ministry of Public Education (SEP).

It aims to finance a scientific collaboration between a French and a Mexican team. Each team must involve at least one doctoral student.

Agenda :

  • Call for projects opens: December 11, 2023
  • Call for projects closes: January 26, 2024

Content :

Projects, written in either French or English, cover a broad spectrum from fundamental to applied research, encompassing all areas of knowledge. However, within the framework of Franco-Mexican cooperation, certain areas have priority:

  • Health and action against emerging diseases: prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • Food sovereignty, including agro-ecological production of nutritious, sufficient, high-quality food
  • Preservation, restoration, protection and improvement of the environment, taking into account water access, supply and sanitation, biodiversity preservation strategies, action against toxic agents and polluting processes, and ecosystem restoration.
  • Energy and climate change, including energy transition and renewable energies
  • Seismic risks, marine and coastal ecosystems, oceanography, earth and universe sciences
  • Modeling, information and communication technologies, artificial intelligence, big data and nanotechnologies
  • Governance, actions against violence and inequality, sustainable housing and cities, education
  • Culture and collective memory, heritage, migration, diversity, law and social justice

The multidisciplinary approach of the projects and the emergence of new Franco-Mexican collaborations, both thematically and institutionally, are seen as advantages.

Funding :

The ECOS Nord program offers two types of support: missions for experienced researchers who are active and involved in the initial project (lasting up to 15 days), and internships for PhD students (lasting between 30 and 45 days maximum). As part of this support, ECOS Nord covers transportation costs to the mission site in Mexico for French researchers and PhD students, and accommodation costs in France for Mexican researchers and PhD students, on a reciprocal basis.

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