The French-Estonian cooperation program PARROT travel grants application round for 2023-2024 has been extended. The new deadline for applications is 5 June 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.

Eligible expenses

The resources granted by France cover the payment of daily allowances and travel expenses for French researchers:

  • Daily allowances: EUR 125/day (including accommodation costs);
  • Travel: reimbursement of actual costs up to EUR 450 per return journey: France → Estonia → France, as well as insurance costs.

The resources granted by Estonia cover the payment of daily allowances and travel expenses for Estonian researchers:

  • Daily allowances: EUR 110/day (including accommodation costs);
  • Travel: reimbursement of actual costs up to a maximum of EUR 500 per return journey: Estonia → France→ Estonia, as well as insurance costs.
Team Per diem amount Funding country Country of departure country of arrival
Researcher of the French team 125 € / day France France → Estonia
Researcher of the Estonian team 110 € / day Estonia Estonia → France
Team Travel cap amount Funding country Trip
Researcher of the French team 450 € France France → Estonia→ France
Researcher of the Estonian team 500 € Estonia Estonia → France→ Estonia

The Estonian applicant must send the electronically signed application to
French applications may be submitted in French or English on the website:

NB! The maximum lenght of the section: “Scientific-technical rationale and purpose of the cooperation” is 10 000 characters (with spaces).

More information at Estonian Research Council webpage.

  • Release of results: December 1st 2022
  • Start of the projects: January 2023

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

For the French part
Mélie Cornet
Scientific and Academic Cooperation Attachée
Cooperation and Cultural Action Service
French Embassy in Estonia
Toom-Kuninga 20
Tallinn 15185
Phone: +372 6 16 16 42

For the Estonian part
Darja Matt
Estonian Research Council
Soola 8, Tartu 51004
Phone: +372 5692 4211