Result of the 2020 call for projects for the Franco-British PHC - Alliance [fr]
The Alliance Hubert Curien programme is a partnership between the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation and Campus France, and the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and the British Council.
It aims to encourage reciprocal mobility between early career researchers in both countries, leading to closer collaboration on existing research projects as well as strengthening connections that could lead to more Franco-British collaboration on future projects.
This year, 30 projects were co-submitted, reflecting the interest of the scientific community, with a 43% increase in the number of applications compared to 2019. 26% of the French dossiers are submitted by women. As a reminder, in 2010 the number of projects submitted was 63.
The French sample covers all geographical areas, however, the British projects show a great disparity as 90% of the projects are English, 10% Scottish, with no projects submitted for Northern Ireland and Wales.
The expert committees selected 15 bilateral projects, mainly characterised this year by their high quality, both in terms of the scientific project and the institutions.
Among the selected projects, the themes represented are "physics" (4 projects, i.e. 100% success rate, representing 27% of the selected applications), "biology, medicine, health" (2 projects, i.e. 33% success rate, representing 13% of the selected applications), "engineering sciences" (4 projects, i.e. 66% success rate, representing 27% of the selected applications), "Earth and universe sciences, space" (4, i.e. 57% success rate, represents 27% of the selected applications), "information and communication sciences and technology" (1, i.e. 33% success rate, representing 7% of the selected applications), "mathematics and their interactions" (1, i.e. 100% success rate, representing 7% of the selected applications), and three non-selected themes ("Agronomy, animal, plant and food production" (1), "human sciences and humanities" (1), "chemistry" (1)).