FEAST-France is the branch of FEAST which is dedicated to cooperative research activities undertaken jointly in France and Australia. Depending upon the complexity of the research entailed, cooperation can be at either the individual level or between organisations. Individuals involved may be undertaking post-graduate, post-doctoral, institutional or industrial research; while the organisations involved may be either academic, institutional or commercial.
For further information on FEAST-France , please click here.
In support of the FEAST-France mission, AFAS Victoria annually awards up to three Fellowships to Victorian researchers wishing to undertake a study tour to France. These fellowships, each valued at up to $5000, are granted as a complement to the Victoria Fellowships awarded by the Victorian Government.
The AFAS Victoria Fellowships for 2010 were funded jointly by AFAS Victoria and by sponsorships from Latrobe University, the University of Melbourne, Monash University, RMIT University and Swinburne University of Technology.
Since the inaugural presentation in 2004, a total of twenty nine AFAS Victoria / AFAS FEAST-France Fellowships have been awarded. For a background on the recipients, please click here.
Prospective candidates for a Fellowship seeking information in regard to French universities and research institutes, are encouraged to visit the following websites :
For all information on applying for an AFAS Victoria Fellowship in conjunction with a Victoria Fellowship in 2017,
please refer to the veski website.
Scientific and Technological Collaboration
French-Australian Science and Technology Program
The French-Australian Science and Technology Program (FAST) is a joint initiative of the Australian and French Governments, with the objective of promoting and supporting scientific and technological cooperation between Australian and French researchers in both public and private sectors.
FAST provides financial assistance, on a competitive basis, for collaborative research projects in leading-edge areas of research that seek support for eligible activities and which meet the objectives of the International Science Linkages (ISL) program. The program supports the international travel and living expenses associated with participation in the research project. Funding does not extend to insurances, salaries and equipment expenses, and other activities/costs not eligible for support.
Projects may range from short international visits or activities to more complex projects spanning up to 2 years. Australian firms, including small to medium enterprises, are eligible for support under the FAST Program, but not to engage in technology transfer or diffusion activities.
For further information, please refer to the FAST website.
Australian Participation in the European Seventh Framework Programme
The Scientific Section of the French Embassy in Canberra produces two periodical publications of relevance to AFAS members. For details of these, please refer to the Publications page.