French Embassy funds postdoc workshops

10 September 2012

République Française

The French Embassy has funded a series of UCL collaborative postdoctoral research workshops on topics in science or technology.

It provided more than €110,000 funding for three annual workshops over five years. A call for workshop proposals – providing an opportunity for UCL researchers to bid for funds to support collaborative workshops on research challenges in science and technology, between UCL researchers and colleagues based at research institutions in France – will be announced in late September.

The signing

Dr Serge Plattard (pictured left), the French Embassy's Science & Technology Counsellor, and Prof Michael Worton (right), UCL Vice-Provost (International), signed the Collaboration Agreement at a ceremony on 4 September 2012.

The signing was witnessed by the UCL Pro-Provost (Europe & Central Asia), Prof Mike Wilson; the UCL Director of Research Planning, Dr Andrew Clark; the UCL Grand Challenges Principal Facilitator, Dr Ian Scott, who will run the workshop scheme; and other guests from the Office of the UCL Vice-Provost (Research), UCL Engineering Sciences and the UCL European Institute.