The application round of the PARROT programme for the years 2023-2024 is open

The French-Estonian cooperation program PARROT travel grants application round is now open for 2023-2024. The deadline for submission of applications is 31 May 2022.

PARROT is a French-Estonian science and technology cooperation program, which is represented and co-ordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of France and the Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia. The Estonian Research Council and the Department of Culture and Cooperation of the French Embassy organize work in Estonia.

The aim of the program is to develop research and technology cooperation between the two countries in all fields of fundamental and applied science, including humanities and social sciences. Since the first competition, the inclusion of PhD students and young researchers in projects is a priority for the program.

Particular attention will be paid to scientific co-publications written within the framework of this project, which must mention the support granted by the Ministries of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI).

A public competition for joint research projects with a duration of 2 years is announced every two years. Co-operation partners must submit an identical English-language joint request to the responsible authority of both countries. The projects are evaluated by both Estonian and French expert committees. The final financing of joint projects will be decided by the Estonian-French Joint Commission.

The first joint application round for the PARROT program was held in 2002 and to date there are 140 applications submitted in nine public competitions, with 76 joint projects funded.

The Estonian applicant must send the electronically signed application to
French applications may be submitted in French or English on the website:! The maximum lenght of the section: “Scientific-technical rationale and purpose of the cooperation” is 10 000 characters (with spaces).

PARROT application form 2022
PARROT Guideline of Good Practices
PARROT conditions 2022

More information at Estonian Research Council webpage.

Contact at Estonian Research Council
Darja Matt