The PARROT co-operation program promotes cooperation between Estonian and French researchers

The French-Estonian cooperation program PARROT travel grants application round is now open for 2021-2022. The deadline for submission of applications is 02 June 2020.

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 120 applications submitted in nine public competitions, with 66 joint projects funded.

PARROT conditions 2020
PARROT Guideline of Good Practices
PARROT Application Form

For more information please contact:

Maarja Soonberg
Tel. +372 731 7387