The travel grants application round for 2025-2026 of the French-Estonian cooperation programme PARROT is now open

The deadline for submission of applications is 30 May 2024.

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

A public competition for joint research projects with a duration of 2 years is announced every two years. The current application round is for travel grants for 2025-2026. Co-operation partners must submit an joint application (with the identical content) to the responsible authority of both countries. Estonian partner must submit application in English, French partner in English or in French. 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 157 applications submitted in ten public competitions, with 87 joint projects funded.

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

Application form, conditions etc is at the Estonian Research Council webpage.

PARROT is a French-Estonian science and technology cooperation programme, 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. In Estonia, the work is organised by the Estonian Research Council and the Department of Culture and Cooperation of the French Embassy.

Contact at Estonian Research Council:
Darja Matt