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2023 Mourou/Strickland Mobility Program

Opportunity NameMourou/Strickland Mobility Program
AgencyThe Embassy of France in Canada
ValueOne (1) round-trip economy-class flight and contribution towards subsistence costs (5 daily allowances) 
Indirect CostsN/A
Duration5 – 28 days
(Travel must take place between March 27 and December 31, 2023)
Application due to FSc RO at for full review01-23-2023
Application and fully signed ORS checklist due to FSc RO at for mandatory review01-30-2023
Final application and fully signed ORS checklist due at ORS for mandatory review02-02-2023, by 9:00AM
Application due at agency 02-05-2023, by 11:59PM (PST)

To contribute to the creation of sustainable collaborations between Canadian and French researchers, who wish to spend 5 to 28 days with their counterpart(s), either in France or Canada, as part of a joint research project. 

Research stays may include, but are not limited to meetings/research on joint project, meetings for a first contact for future collaboration, work on co-publications, participation in French-Canadian (not international) conferences or seminars, etc.


Candidates must: 

  • Be attached to a laboratory or department of a Canadian or French university or research organization. 
  • Candidates have never received a grant under the Mourou/Strickland mobility program or the "new collaborations" program of the France Canada Research Fund. 
  • Candidates should not apply for the "new collaborations" program of the France Canada Research Fund in the same year. 

Priority will be given to long stay and to researchers who have obtained a tenure-track or permanent position for less than 10 years, which corresponds approximately and not exclusively to the 35-45 age group.

How to Apply

York University researchers are reminded that all applications for external research funding, including Letters of Intent, must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Research Services before they are submitted to the granting agency.  For internal approval, the application must be accompanied by a completed ORS Checklist, which requires the Dean’s signature.  Please send the complete application, with the finalized budget and a completed ORS checklist to, five days prior to agency deadline.

ORS is accepting electronic applications – the process is outlined here.

For specific questions, please contact FSc Research Services at