The Al-Maqdisi programme aims at strengthening cooperation and scientific and academic exchanges between French and Palestinian researchers and research laboratories.
The current call for proposals concerns projects that can include theoretical research, research for development, training for research, industrial applications and partnerships with the private sector. This call for proposals is open to all research and higher education laboratories belong to higher education institutions, public research organizations or companies.
In coordination with the policy of the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education, this year, special attention will be given to research projects related to Environmental sciences, Agronomics, Health, Engineering and Social sciences. These are the priority areas for the project proposals. However, proposals in other fields may be taken into consideration if their scientific quality is considered outstanding.
The working experience of the project leaders, the coherence of the proposed approach, as well as the importance of the expected outcomes will be examined closely during the selection process.
After independent evaluations, the final selection will be made by a Franco-Palestinian joint committee. The selected projects will obtain funding for two years, from both, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and the Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research (MENESR).
Only applications co-submitted by the French and Palestinian partners to the authorities in charge of the management of the program in their respective countries are declared eligible.
IMPORTANT : The French team has to follow Campus France application procedure by applying online on the Campus France website and for the Palestinian team, the application form must be sent via email to the Palestinian coordinator, Dr. Fahoum Shalabi and to the General Consulate of France in Jerusalem.
For Palestinian teams, instructions and applications forms are available below.
The page dedicated to Al Maqdisi program instructions and applications for the French teams is available on the Campus France website at the following address : http://www.campusfrance.org/al-maqdisi
A non-exhaustive list of French and Palestinian researchers wanting to build a Franco-Palestinian Partnership is available here.
– February 2nd 2016 : Launch of the call for proposals
– April 8nd 2016 : Closure of the call for proposals
– Beginning of July 2016 : Selected projects list published online
– September 01st 2016 : Launching of the projects
If you need further information, you can address your questions to : xavier.sau[at]diplomatie.gouv.fr – Project officer for academic cooperation.