"LIFE SCIENCES: inventing - creating - having fun" 2014



The Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States of America will financially support participations to scientific competitions, contests and games specializing in Life Sciences.

The Office for Science & Technology hopes this program will encourage students and researchers to participate in exchanges with the United States and France, as well as initiate collaborations between French and American scientists, and promote scientific research and practice.


The electronic application (pdf) should be no more than 4 pages in length:

  • Page 1
    - Title of project, name/address of team leader
    - Presentation of the competition (1/2 page maximum)
    - List of team members, including affiliations (1/2 page maximum)
  • Page 2
    - Description of the project (1 page maximum)
  • Page 3
    - Budget (1 page maximum)
  • Page 4
    - Any other relevant information : implications for future research, potential for fostering long-term relationships between researchers, past findings… (1 page maximum)


Competitions organized in the USA: at least half of the team members must be French.
Competitions organized in France: at least half of the team members must be American.
Participants competing individually are also eligible. For teams, affiliations of the members must be clearly mentioned.
Grants may be used to cover registration fees and other expenses. Only one grant will be awarded per team (or individual) per project.


Participants are eligible to compete in any competition specializing in Life Sciences provided that they must be affiliated, at least partially, to the United States or France (organization, award ceremony,…).
Examples of competitions in the USA: iGEM, World Cell Race, Google Science Fair, XPRIZE, BioGENEius Challenge, NanoArt Imagery Contest, Challenge.gov, …
Examples of competitions in France: iGAM4ER, Innovation Prize Universal Biotech, EUCYS, …

Applications will be evaluated by the Office for Science & Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States. Between four and eight applicants will be selected to receive a grant for an amount ranging between 1,000 to 2,500 Euros. The results will be announced approximately one month after the applications deadline.


Office for Science and Technology, Embassy of France in the United States of America
Viviane Chansavang, Deputy Attaché for Science and Technology
Consulate General of France in Los Angeles
10390 Santa Monica Boulevard - Suite 410, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Email : deputy-sdv.la@ambascience-usa.org / Tel : (310) 235 3212

Please find below the pdf version (in English and in French) of this call for projects :

Last modified on 09/01/2014

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