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

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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 (sabine.kuuse@uwa.edu.au) and Diane de Saint Leger (ddsl@unimelb.edu.au).

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.

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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:

Overview

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:

AFRAN

A/Prof Katherine Daniell
President, AFRAN Inc.
0419848256

katherine.daniell@anu.edu.au

Embassy of France
Ms. Nathalie Simenel-Amar
Service Science and Technology
02 6216 0139
nathalie.simenel-amar@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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.

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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.

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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

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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: https://au.ambafrance.org/Nicolas-Baudin-Program-Internships-in-France-initiative.

Funding Opportunities from the Embassy of France

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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

and

Professor Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

at the Australian Cinémathèque, QAGOMA

6 pm on 27 November 2019

 

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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.

https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/whats-on/cinema/programs/in-conversation-film-between-fences

 

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:https://au.ambafrance.org/Nicolas-Baudin-Program


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 visithttps://au.ambafrance.org/Nicolas-Baudin-Program-Internship-in-France-initiative

The deadline for applications is April 15.

Nicolas Baudin “Internship in France” initiative

Launched as a pilot program in 2017, 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.

All French higher education establishments are eligible to participate in the program.

Students enrolled in Australian universities that are members of the Group of EightAustralian Technology Network of UniversitiesInnovative Research Universities and students enrolled at Macquarie University can submit their candidature for one of the French internships on offer. Their stay will be co-financed by the Embassy, their hosting university in France and their home university in Australia.

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

  • 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

Funding

  • The Embassy finances the cost of the return flights from Australia to France and social security costs for the duration of the internship (up to 6 months).
  • The host university in France provides the intern with a mandatory internship stipend (minimum of 554€ per month according to 2017 figures, subject to change).
  • The home university in Australia provides the Laureate with an additional grant to help cover their daily costs during their stay in France ($2500).

 

In 2018 there are 56 internships in France available  for Australian students through the program, offering many opportunities to work with French research labs and industrial partners such as Naval Group, Airbus, Parrot, Total, Nikon and Tales to name a few.

Running of the program and calendar

1) The French universities, schools or group of establishments participating propose laboratory internship topics of 3 to 6 months destined towards Australian students at an Honours (4th year Bachelor), Master or doctoral level. The topic of the internship is developed through exchanges with their industry and Australian university partners. The involvement of French companies with a presence in Australia is an advantage.

Internships must commence before 31 December 2018.

 

2) The internship topics are available HERE

3) Candidates from the participating Australian universities can submit their application for funding by completing the online “Nicolas Baudin Program” form.

The deadline for applications to be submitted online is 30 April 2018.

4) The Embassy will make the final selection of Laureates along with the participating French and Australian universities with respect to their financial capacities.

The selected Laureates will be announced by the end of May/ beginning of June 2018.

Eligibility

All French higher education establishments are eligible to propose internship topics. In doing so, they agree to fund the mandatory stipend provided to the Laureates.

Students enrolled in Australian universities that are members of the Group of EightAustralian Technology Network of UniversitiesInnovative Research Universities and students enrolled at Macquarie University can submit their candidature for one of the French internships on offer. The participating Australian universities agree to provide their Laureates with an additional scholarship of $2500.

The academic profile, level of study required, competencies and knowledge desired are specified by the hosting French university and their industry partner for each internship proposition.

For further information please consult the FAQ document.