Monthly Newsletter from the CNRS Office of Washington DC and Ottawa – November 2023

The CNRS Offices of Washington DC and Ottawa present the CNRS newsletter in North America – United States, Canada and Mexico for November 2023.

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Live from the CNRS structuring tools

  • The France Science Summit, a celebration of French research excellence in the United States
  • Une délégation de CNRS Biologie en mission en Colombie-Britannique
  • [IRC Chicago] CNRS-UChicago « PhD Forum » : transatlantic joint PhD projects strengthening international collaboration
  • [IRC Arizona] October 16 and 17 – Feedback on the CNRS-University of Arizona meeting on « Climate change and health »
  • Doctorat honoris causa au Nobel de physique 2022 Alain Aspect
  • Science Diplomats Club – Intervention du Dr Erwin Gianchandani, directeur adjoint de la direction Technology, Innovation and Partnerships de la National Science Foundation
  • Claire Berger Receives one of France’s Highest Civilian Honors in Science, Scientific Diplomacy
  • Webinar: CNRS CEO Antoine Petit meets with the network of French scientists in the United States
  • [IRC Arizona] Reportage “Aux origines du sol” de Sonia Collavizza
  • L’UE et le Canada concluent les négociations concernant l’association à Horizon Europe
  • 2023 Fluid Dynamics Prize Recipient : Elisabeth Guazzelli, Senior researcher at CNRS
  • Remise du Prix Hector-Fabre 2022 à « Forêts froides »
  • [IRL UCSD] Un atome de carbone avec seulement 4 électrons de valence…

Calls for projects

  • [CANADA-CNRS] PhD joint programme CNRS – University of Toronto
  • [CANADA-FRANCE] NSERC-ANR call for proposals on quantum technologies
  • [USA-FRANCE] Transatlantic Research Partnership – ouvert depuis le 1er décembre 2023
  • [USA-FRANCE] Châteaubriand Fellowship Program – open since October 10, 2023

United States

  • Department of Energy Announces 11.4 Million USD for Research on Quantum Information Science for Fusion Energy Sciences
  • NSF invests 10.9M USD in the development of safe artificial intelligence technologies
  • Vice President Harris Announces New U.S. Initiatives to Advance the Safe and Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence
  • House Releases Details of Its Science Budget Proposals
  • Department of Energy Office of Science awards 115M USD for High Rigidity Spectrometer Project at FRIB
  • NSF and partners kick off the National Artificial Intelligence Research Resource Pilot Program
  • Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases Fifth National Climate Assessment and Announces More Than 6 Billion USD to Strengthen Climate Resilience Across the Country
  • AI Executive Order Sets Foundation for Regulation, Research, and STEM Visa Reforms
  • Biden taps Vanderbilt physician-scientist to head NCI
  • Report to Congress on Financing Mechanisms For Open Access Publishing of Federally Funded Research
  • NOAA and NFWF announce 144 million USD in grants to support coastal resilience projects
  • Biden-⁠Harris Administration Releases National Strategy to Enhance the Nation’s Greenhouse Gas Measurement and Monitoring Capabilities


  • Government of Canada welcomes world-renowned researchers that will push the boundaries of innovation
  • Universities must be a part of Canada’s plan for economic growth
  • UNESCO-L’Oréal For Women in Science awards ceremony
  • B.C. quantum computer maker Photonic emerges from ‘stealth mode’ with $100-million and Microsoft deal
  • U of T-anchored hospital network among leading life sciences research hubs, report finds
  • Waterloo’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute secures C$3.3M in NCC funding
  • University of Calgary and University of Alberta host successful 2023 Research Security Conference
  • L’Ontario, nouvel eldorado pour les universités françaises


  • Le Mexique investira 148 milliards de pesos dans la science et la technologie d’ici 2024
  • Le partenariat avec la France progresse dans la lutte contre le cancer
  • Le Conahcyt contribue à la création du Centre latino-américain et caribéen pour le développement de la science, de la technologie et de l’innovation de la Celac
  • Le Loi Générale pour la science ajoute des voix à la défense du droit de l’homme à la science au Mexique

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