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welcome                                                         testimonials
The France Berkeley Fund was established in 1993 as a           The France-Berkeley fund is of significant
partnership between the government of France and the            importance to start new collaboration between
University of California at Berkeley, the France-Berkeley       young scholars at an early stage of their career. T
Fund (FBF) promotes scholarly exchange in all disciplines       source of funding being limited for young
between UC Berkeley and all research centers and public         researchers, the France Berkeley Fund is a grea
institutions of higher education in France. Through its         opportunity to exchange students between our tw
annual grant competition, the Fund provides seed-money          countries participating not only to advances in
for innovative, bi-national collaborative research.             science and technology but also to participate to
Successful projects bring together senior and junior            cultural exchange helping graduate students and
researchers in a variety of ways, from workshops and            post-doctoral fellows to finalize their career proje
conferences to exchanges of researchers in laboratories. For    Our both groups really appreciate the opportunit
the 2010 grant program applications from UC Berkeley,           given by the France Berkeley Fund.
UC Davis and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are
eligible for the competition.                                   Piedong Yang, Department of Chemistry, Univers
                                                                of California Berkeley
                                                                François Lagugne-Labarthet, Institut des Sciences
                                                                Moléculaire , Université de Bordeaux 1- CNRS,
Le Fonds France-Berkeley a été créé en 1993 par le              Bordeaux
Ministère des Affaires Etrangères français et l'Université de
Californie à Berkeley afin de favoriser les échanges et les     2004 Grantees
collaborations scientifiques et universitaires entre
l'université de Berkeley et les instituts de recherche et
d'enseignement supérieur français. Les candidatures sont
acceptées dans tous les domaines- Lettres, Sciences             We realize that this project was not the usual pro
Sociales, Sciences Exactes, Sciences Appliquées ou              funded by the France-Berkeley fund. We are all
Sciences de l'Ingénieur.                                        more grateful to have been enabled to get this thi
                                                                started. It has strengthened the ties between the U
Le programme 2010 est ouvert aux projets soumis                 and Europe with regard to language teaching an
conjointement par un professeur ou un chercheur titularisé      learning an area that is usually dealt with rather
de UC Berkeley, de UC Davis, ou du Lawrence Berkeley            parochially on both sides of the Atlantic. At a tim
National Laboratory et par un professeur ou un chercheur        when the geopolitical situation in the U.S is focu
titularisé d'un institut public de recherche ou d'une           exclusively on the linguistic needs of national
institution d'enseignement supérieur français.                  security and in Europe on the forging of a
                                                                multilingual Europe, the funds provided by the F
                                                                have permitted a fruitful dialogue between
                                                                American and European foreign language
                     educators. It has shown in particular how differe
                     our research methods and forms of inquiry are, a
                     how beneficial such a confrontation is for cross-
                     cultural research. The FBF funds were money ve
                     well spent, indeed.

                     Claire Kramsch, German Department, UC Berkele
                     Geneviève Zarate, Institut National des Langues e
                     Civilisations Orientales

                     2003 Grantees

                     The work has been collaborative including the
                     exchange of students and visits by post docs and
                     senior personnel. The experimental activity has b
                     substantial here in Berkeley. Much of the modeli
                     and theory activity is in France. So it has been a
                     benefit to both sides to have visits. This has lead
                     papers and ideas about how to run the observatio
                     that are expected to begin this winter.

                     George F. Smoot, Physics Départment, University
                     California Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley
                     National Laboratory- 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
                     James G. Bartlett, Département de Physique,
                     Université de Paris 7 Diderot, Paris

                     2005 and 2008 Grantees



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