Call for Applications: Australian Society for French Studies School Liaison and Community Outreach Fund

The aim of the School Liaison and Community Outreach Fund is to support the learning of the French language and francophone cultures and to contribute to the growth and vitality of French-speaking communities across Australia. The Australian Society for French Studies, with support from the Embassy of France in Australia, will make up to two annual awards of a maximum of $500 each.

  • These awards will assist members in their initiatives:
    • to foster collaborative exchanges with community organisations;
    • to promote French teaching in schools;
    • to engage in intellectual development in subjects related to those which they are teaching and which will allow them to help students bridge the gap between school and university.

The scheme also acts as a forum for keeping members up-to-date with curriculum developments and deepening the Association’s ties to Australia’s French-speaking communities.

Eligibility and Application:
All ASFS members are eligible to apply. One round of funding will be offered per year, with a maximum of $500 awarded per project.

To apply, please provide the following details (in no more than two A4 pages):

  1. Event Summary
    1. Details of the event, including: a rationale for the theme and associated activities; aims; date, time and location of the event; description of target audience; anticipated number of participants; plans for promoting the event;
    2. Details and roles of the organising team;
    3. Details and roles of other professionals/practitioners to be invited;
    4. Predicted outcomes of the event, including: publications or other plans for pursuing future collaborations across sectors.
  2. Budget
    1. Breakdown of costs to be incurred;
    2. Complete list of other funding possibilities (secured or proposed).

Please send applications to by 20 May 2022.

Société Australienne pour les Études Françaises Fonds de Liaison Scolaire et de Services à la Communauté

Justification :
L’objectif du Fonds de Liaison Scolaire et de Services à la Communauté est de soutenir l’apprentissage de la langue française et des cultures francophones, ainsi que de contribuer à la vitalité des communautés francophones à travers l’Australie. La Société Australienne pour les Études Françaises (Australian Society for French Studies, ASFS), avec le soutien de l’Ambassade de France en Australie, propose deux prix annuels d’un maximum de AU$500 chacun.

  • Ces prix visent à soutenir nos membres dans leurs initiatives :
    • de favorisation des échanges collaboratifs avec des organisations communautaires ;
    • de promotion de l’enseignement du français dans les écoles ;
    • d’engagement dans le développement intellectuel des matières qu’iels enseignent, et qui leur permettront d’aider leurs étudiant.e.s à combler l’écart entre le lycée et l’université.

Ce projet servira également de forum permettant à nos membres de se tenir au courant des dernières évolutions au niveau de l’élaboration des programmes d’études, mais il permettra également de renforcer les liens de notre association avec les communautés francophones australiennes.

Éligibilité et Dépôt des demandes : Tout.e membre de la Société Australienne pour les Études Françaises (ASFS) peut déposer une demande de fonds. Un cycle de financement sera offert chaque année, à hauteur de AU$500 pour chaque projet retenu.

Pour déposer votre demande, veuillez fournir les informations suivantes (pas plus de deux pages A4) :

  1. Sommaire de l’événement
    1. Une présentation de l’événement, comprenant : une justification du thème et des activités associées, les objectifs, date et lieu de l’événement, description du public visé, nombre de participants envisagé, stratégie de promotion de l’événement ;
    2. Informations sur le rôle de l’équipe organisatrice ;
    3. Informations sur le rôle des intervenant.e.s invité.e.s ;
    4. Résultats et impact de l’événement : publications éventuelles et/ou stratégies pour poursuivre une collaboration future entre différents domaines ou secteurs.
  2. Budget
    1. Répartition des dépenses occasionnées ;
    2. Liste complète d’autres possibilités de financement (obtenues ou proposés).

Date limite de dépôt des demandes :
Veuillez faire parvenir vos demandes à avant le 20 mai 2022.

Call for applications: National Recognition for Outstanding Teachers of French in Australia

FATFA prize

The Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia (FATFA), the Embassy of France and SBS French radio have announced a new prize for ‘National recognition for outstanding teachers of French in Australia’. From FATFA:

“This year, to promote the profession of « professeur de français » and to celebrate the international « Journée du prof de français » on 26 November 2020, FATFA would like to officially recognise outstanding teachers of French at a national level, in conjunction with the Ambassade de France, SBS French radio, state Teachers of French Associations: AFTV, MLATQ, NATF, SAFTA, TOFAWA and the ASFS.

Do you know amazing teachers who show great enthusiasm and passion for their profession? Teachers who motivate, inspire their students with innovative teaching practices, and support and empower their colleagues? You can nominate a teacher in one of these 2 categories: Prix du jeune espoir – Young Hope Award or Prix du prof de français de l’année (expert).”

ASFS members should note that there is a category for university teachers of French. Applicants can nominate a colleague or self-nominate with a referee.

Consult the flyer here for criteria and application details, and submit your nomination by 30 September 2020 to Sabine Kuuse ( and Diane de Saint Leger (

Call for initiatives: AFRAN, the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation

ASFS members are encouraged to join AFRAN, the Australian-French Association for Research and Innovation, which is supported by the French Embassy of Australia.


AFRAN has just announced their call for applications for funding under the 2020 initiatives scheme. Funding of up to $4,000 (from a pool of $20,000) is available for projects that strengthen French-Australian research relations. This year’s call for initiatives places a particular emphasis on multi-disciplinary collaborations with social sciences and the humanities. Membership is free and details for the scheme are available here.

From the AFRAN website:


This year’s call seeks to further empower the AFRAN community by supporting initiatives that complement those already eligible for funding under the suite of cooperation support mechanisms provided by the French Embassy in Australia (e.g. mobility, internships, or workshops). In 2020/2021, we will thus fund initiatives or series of smaller, integrated initiatives (e.g. series of network building activities, one-off or series of collaborative research exhibitions or productions, symposia/workshops focussed on community development) designed to federate, build and scale up thematic communities around particular research and innovation areas within the perimeter of AFRAN and/or between France and Australia. In the 2020/2021 call, there is a particular emphasis on inter-disciplinary initiatives, including with the social sciences and humanities.

For further information, please contact:


A/Prof Katherine Daniell
President, AFRAN Inc.

Embassy of France
Ms. Nathalie Simenel-Amar
Service Science and Technology
02 6216 0139

Applications due soon for 2020 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant

Applications are now open for the French Embassy in Australia’s 2020 Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant to support student mobility to France. Students can apply as part of an exchange to France through their Australian university, or to pursue a full degree at a French university, including cotutelle double degrees for PhD candidates.

Applications are due via the Embassy’s online portal by April 15. Details can be found on the Embassy website; click here.


Applications now open: 2020/2021 English Language Teaching Assistant Program in Metropolitan France

Applications are now open for the French Embassy in Australia’s 2020/2021 English Language Teaching Assistant Program in Metropolitan France. The deadline is April 9.


This program is designed to give Australian students the opportunity to discover a new region and culture by working alongside an English teacher in a French school environment. This program is open to students of all disciplines who can demonstrate competence in French, and who are seeking to increase their linguistic and cultural proficiency.

Details are available on the Embassy’s website; click here.

Please circulate to your students at Australian universities with a B1 level of French and above!

Nicolas Baudin Internships in France: Applications Open


The call for projects for the Nicolas Baudin- Internships in France initiative is currently open at the Embassy of France. The deadline for the submission of topics has been extended to the 7th of February 2020.

Launched as a pilot program in 2017, the Nicolas Baudin “Internships in France” initiative offers students from participating Australian universities the opportunity to undertake a research internship at a French host university in collaboration with an industry partner.

The objectives of the “Internships in France” initiative are to:

  • Increase student mobility from Australia to France
  • Contribute to the attractiveness and promotion of the French higher education and research systems
  • Strengthen student mobility within French-Australian scientific collaborations; initiate longer-term collaborations (cotutelle theses, CIFRE theses) through student stays
  • Contribute to the reconciling of the Australian university sector with the industry sector and promote the quality of interactions between universities and industry in France.

For more information on the program and a link to submit topics please click here:

Funding Opportunities from the Embassy of France

Embassy funding logos

The Embassy of France is pleased to remind you that two calls for projects are currently open to support academic collaborations with French partners:

1)      The Nicolas Baudin “internships in France initiative”

The Nicolas Baudin “Internship in France” initiative offers students from participating Australian universities the opportunity to undertake a research internship at a French host university in collaboration with an industry partner. The internship offers are jointly created by the French host university and its industry partner, and when relevant with the Australian partner university if the intern is enrolled within the framework of a pre-existing scientific collaboration.

The Laureates programs in France are co-financed by the Embassy, the hosting university in France and the home university in Australia.

French companies Naval Group and Thales also support this program.

The call for internship topics is now open until 31 January, 2020. The French institutions will propose their topics after discussion with their industry partners. However it is highly recommended that the Australian universities are part of this conversation from the beginning. The most successful projects so far took place as part of a pre-exisiting collaboration between a French and an Australian uni. Therefore we encourage you to contact your French partners, mention the program to them and see how it can be used to nurture your partnerships.

For more information about the program, click here.

2)      The Creative France short program

The Embassy of France in Australia is supporting the establishment of short-term programs in the form of summer (or winter) schools co-organised by French and Australian tertiary education institutions, and bringing together students from both countries around a theme of common interest.

The selected project benefits from the Creative France Australia label as well as financial support from the embassy up to 4000 € (approx. 6300 $ AU, subject to current exchange rate) to contribute toward the organisation costs of the school.

Embassy funding is awarded to the Australian university participating in the project.

The deadline for application is 28 February, 2020.

For more information about the program, click here.

Entre les frontières Screening + In Conversation in Brisbane 27 November 6 pm

Between Fences (Entre les frontières)

by Avi Mograbi 

In conversation with

Professor Alison Levine


Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

at the Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA

6 pm on 27 November 2019




Between Fences (2016) follows African asylum seekers held in the Negev Refugee Centre in Israel. Through a theatre workshop, the participants question the status of refugees and what compelled them to leave behind their possessions to plunge into the unknown. The film questions how Israel, a land of refugees, treats exiled people fleeing genocide, war and persecution, and offers theatre as a possible means of exchange and understanding.

The film will be preceded by an In Conversation between Professor Alison Levine (University of Virginia) and Emeritus Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden (SciencesPo Paris) about the representation of refugees and asylum seekers in documentary film. Professor Wihtol de Wenden is a political scientist and expert on European citizenship and migration who has recently published on memory of immigration and immigrant memory. Professor Levine is an expert in French documentary film who has published on nation, space and boundaries. Her books include Vivre Ici: Space, Place and Experience in Contemporary French Documentary and Framing the Nation: Documentary Film in Interwar France.

The film is in Hebrew, Tigrigna, and Arabic with English subtitles. Release date: 11 January 2017

This event is held in conjunction with the “Crossing Boundaries: Language, Culture and Migration Symposium” organised by the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland with presenting partner the Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA. This is also part of “France Australian Conversations” program funded by the French Embassy and Alliance Française.


Nicolas Baudin Program 2019 Applications Now Open

Applications for the 2019 Nicolas Baudin program are now open!

The program consists of two application streams:

General Stream – Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant

Students enrolled at an Australian university and taking part in an exchange program /study abroad at a French establishment or hoping to pursue a full degree (including double degrees) may apply for the Nicolas Baudin Travel Grant. The Travel Grant consists of a return ticket between Australia and France. Laureates are also covered by Campus France mutual insurance and exempt from visa fees.

For more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply:

Internships in France Initiative

30 internships in France have been proposed by French universities and industry partners for Australian students. In addition to the travel grant, laureates benefit from a funding scheme involving a $2500 mobility grant from their home university and a monthly stipend from the host institution. For a list of internship offers and information on how to apply, please visit

The deadline for applications is April 15.