The results of the French-Estonian cooperation program PARROT 2022 travel grant competition

The French-Estonian science and technology cooperation program “G.F. PARROT ”organized the 11th application round in 2022.

The aim of the programme is to develop research and technology cooperation between the two countries in all fields of fundamental and applied science. Since the first competition, the inclusion of PhD students and young researchers in projects is a priority for the programme. New collaborations will in all cases be given priority. The duration of the projects is two years and the call is launched in every two years.

17 applications were submitted in this application round. There were 9 applications from researchers of University of Tartu, 4 from researchers of Tallinn University of Technology, 2 from Tallinn University, 1 from National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics and 1 application from researchers of the Estonian University of Life Sciences.

The researchers had to submit an identical application in English to both French and Estonian funding organizations. The applications  were first evaluated by the national evaluation panels, each of which formed its own ranking. The Estonian Evaluation Committee consisted of 5 experts in different scientific field and the French Evaluation Committee from their local experts. The Estonian-French Joint Commission decided the funding based on the ranking.

In 2022, the cooperation program “G. F. PARROT ” Joint Committee decided to give a travel grant to 11 Estonian-French cooperation projects over the next two years:

Project name Estonian partner French partner
Contrasting discourse routines in academic and other multilingual corpora Marge Käsper, University of Tartu Olivier Kraif, Université Grenoble Alpes
Role of aquaporins in the acclimatization of leaf water relations to higher environmental humidity
caused by climate change in a hemiboreal ecosystem
Eele Õunapuu-Pikas, University of Tartu Jean-Stéphane Venisse, Université Clermont Auvergne
Sigma-1 receptor activation to correct mitochondria associated-ER membranes deficits in rare neurodegenerative disorders Allen Kaasik, University of Tartu Benjamin Delprat, Molecular Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Diseases (MMDN), University of Montpellier, EPHE, INSERM
Innovative process integration approaches to produce bioenergy carriers and biochemicals from microalgae under the concept of biological funneling Timo Kikas, Estonian University of Life Sciences Céline Laroche, Institut Pascal UMR CNRS 6602
Development of Advanced Multidimensional Imaging Technology using Vortex Speckles Vijayakumar Anand, University of Tartu Étienne Brasselet, Aquitaine Waves and Matter Laboratory
(LOMA) at Université de Bordeaux
Structural Damage Detection Based on Digital Twin and Transfer Learning Jüri Majak, Tallinn University of Technology David Hicham Bassir, Université de Technologie de Belfort-Montbéliard
Explainable Trustworthy and Efficient Deep Neural Networks ( EnTrustED) Maksim Jenihhin, Tallinn University of Technology Alberto Bosio, École Centrale Lyon
The effects of the war in Ukraine on the political decision–making and strategic narratives in Estonia, France, and the European Union Holger Mölder, Tallinn University of Technology Alexandra Yatsyk, Université de Lille
Spinel-structured tin nitride – efficient material for green-energy applications Marco Kirm, University of Tartu Andreas Zerr, LSPM-CNRS Université Sorbonne Paris Nord
Radical right parties in Europe and Russia’s war on Ukraine Piret Ehin, University of Tartu Katerina Kesa, Centre de Recherches EuropesEurasie (CREE) at French National Institute of Oriental languages and Civilizations
Design and Advanced Control of a Biomimetic Amphibious Robot Maarja Kruusmaa, Tallinn University of Technology Ahmed Chemori, Laboratory of Computer Science, Robotics and Microelectronics of Montpellier


Contact at Estonian Research Council:
Darja Matt
Department of international cooperation