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Supporting transatlantic partnerships around research and higher education.

The 2015 Call for Proposals is OPEN !

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the FACE Foundation are now accepting application proposals for the Partner University Fund (PUF).

Click here for the Guidelines.

Click here to the Online Application.

Application Deadline:
February 15, 2015

Funding decisions will be announced in June 2015.



Established in 2007 as a collaboration between the French government, American private donors and the FACE Foundation, the Partner University Fund is dedicated to amplifying the potential of the brightest French and American scholars by supporting educational and research partnerships between higher education institutions in both countries.




Columbia University and UniversitE Paris I
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The PUF Joint African Studies Program (JASP) is a novel collaboration between Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and Columbia University that has united 170 French and 85 American professors and students to explore a cross-disciplinary approach to African studies.



PUF Takes On Aerospace

The fields of aerospace and fluid mechanics are a natural pair with unlimited potential. While aerospace addresses aviation and space flight, fluid mechanics describes the macroscopic motion of fluids according to the fundamental laws of classical physics and thermodynamics.



Interdisciplinary Research and Training Collaboration on Bioelectronics

This PUF project investigated the fascinating intersection of biology and electronics.



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Current Projects

PARTNERSHIP: INRIA and Argonne National Laboratory
: Preparing for Next Generation Numerical Simulation Platforms

This partnership takes computational platforms to the next level by addressing scalability issues in numerical simulation platforms. This essential research will accommodate the next generation of simulations and have applications in climate science, molecular dynamics, and astrophysics.

PARTNERSHIP: Ecole Normale Supérieure and the University of Arizona
: Advancing the synthesis of ecology and evolution through the integration of mathematical, observational and experimental models

This project gathers ecologists, evolutionary biologists, and applied mathematicians to explore the interface of ecology and evolution. Researchers achieve a deeper understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem function while unravelling underlying ecological and evolutionary processes.

All of the selected partnerships are listed here.


Online Application

Online Application:
Click here to apply.

Application Deadline:
February 15, 2015


Priscilla Barbier
Program Coordinator


Tel: 212 439 1463



The Programs

Tournées Film Festival
Films on the Green
French U.S. Exchange in Dance with NEFA
French Dual Language Program
French Heritage Language Program
Partner University Fund
French Voices
Contemporay Music
French-American Jazz Exchange with MAAF
Contemporary Theater
Visual Arts


FACE Foundation

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