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If you want to take on issues of global relevance together with researchers in France, now is your chance. Apply for an exchange spot under the Embassy of France's Mourou-Strickland Program for 2023.
Candidates need to have a permanent or tenure-track position and be attached to a laboratory or department of a Canadian or French university or research centre. This year's call is open to all fields of research and encourages interdisciplinarity. The program pays for one round-trip economy-class Canada-France or France-Canada flight and contributes to living costs.
Last year's selection committee awarded 13 researchers in all: eight Canadians—from University of New Brunswick, University of Waterloo, Queen’s University, University of Ottawa, Carleton University, University of Regina and Thompson Rivers University—and five from France. Research fields in 2022 included new technology and Artificial Intelligence, climate, public health, food science, experimental psychology, biomechanics and biophysics. In 2018, when the program first began, Donna Strickland from University of Waterloo and Gérard Mourou from Ecole Polytechnique jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics, the highest scientific distinction, for their work together on lasers.