PARROT French-Estonian science and technology cooperation programme

Contact at Estonian Research Council
Darja Matt
darja.matt@etag.ee

The first joint application round for the PARROT programme was held in 2002 and to date there are 140 applications submitted in nine public competitions, with 76 joint projects funded (see funded projects here).

2022 application round for the years 2023-2024
The objectives of the programme
Conditions of eligibility of research teams
Project evaluation criteria
Project selection
Duration of the projects and reporting
Eligible expenses
PARROT programme virtual information day

2022 application round for the years 2023-2024

The application round for the years 2023-2024 is open.

  • Deadline for applications: 31 May 2022
  • Release of results: December 2022
  • Start of projects: January 2023

PARROT application form 2022
PARROT Guideline of Good Practices
PARROT conditions 2022

NB! The maximum lenght of the section: “Scientific-technical rationale and purpose of the cooperation” is 10 000 characters (with spaces).

The objectives of the programme

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. 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.

Conditions of eligibility of research teams

The call is launched in every two years. The call for applications is open to researchers from research laboratories attached to higher education institutions or research organizations. Companies may participate in the project if they are associated with an academic partner. Projects that have already received support under this programme are not eligible for a new application immediately after their completion.

The partners must submit an identical joint application in English to the responsible authorities in both countries.

Project evaluation criteria

  • Scientific quality of the project and teams
  • Active participation of young researchers, in particular doctoral and post-doctoral students
  • Interest of cooperation and complementarity of French and foreign teams
  • Prospects for structuring or enhancing the project. Priority will be given in particular to network projects with an European dimension. Researchers will thus be able to apply for another PHC on the same research theme.

Project selection

Eligible projects shall be subject to a separate scientific assessment by each of the two Parties. The bodies of the two countries shall then meet to compare the evaluations and decide jointly on the support granted to the selected projects.

Duration of the projects and reporting

The duration of the projects is two years. Funding is granted on an annual basis, for two consecutive years. It must be used up between 1 January and 31 December and cannot be carried over to the following year. The funding partners reserve the right to decide on the funding for the second year of a joint project that has not been launched in the first year or has partially completed the work plan. A final scientific and financial report is required no later than three months after the end of the projects.

Eligible expenses

The resources granted by France cover the payment of daily allowances and travel expenses for French researchers:

  • Daily allowances: EUR 125/day (incl. accommodation costs);
  • Travel: reimbursement of actual costs up to EUR 450 per return journey (incl. insurance costs): France → Estonia → France

The resources granted by Estonia cover the payment of daily allowances and travel expenses for Estonian researchers:

  • Daily allowances: EUR 110/day (incl. accommodation costs);
  • Travel: reimbursement of actual costs up to a maximum of EUR 500 per return journey (incl. insurance costs): Estonia → France→ Estonia

PARROT programme virtual information day

PARROT French Estonian science and technology cooperation programme Info Day was held on 17 February. We suggest to watch the recording of very informative Information Day before applying. Watch recording here:

and slides are HERE.

Contacts for the program

For the French part
Mélie Cornet
Scientific and Academic Cooperation Attachée
Cooperation and Cultural Action Service
French Embassy in Estonia
Toom-Kuninga 20
Tallinn 15185
E-mail: melie.cornet@ife.ee
Phone: +372 6 16 16 42

For the Estonian part
Darja Matt
Coordinator
Estonian Research Council
Soola 8, Tartu 51004
darja.matt@etag.ee
Phone: +372 5692 4211