The Pacific Fund 2020: Call for Proposals [fr]
The Pacific Fund of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs was established in 1986 to promote social, economic, scientific and cultural development in the Pacific Region. Proposed projects should benefit the Pacific countries or the region as a whole and involved Pacific organizations, research institutes, universities, etc. Candidates should keep in mind that the fund is rather favorable to co-financed projects, with at least 50% of the cost financed from other sources.
To get funding for the year 2020, applications must be submitted electronically to the Embassy of France before Friday, November 22, 2019.
The purpose of the Pacific Fund is to develop regional cooperation with Pacific states while contributing to the regional integration of the three French Pacific communities. These projects must comply with the criterias of the Pacific Fund which are:
Project should involve at least one of the three French communities (New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Wallis and Futuna).
Projects which will bring social and economic benefits and strengthen the economic exchanges at the regional level.
Projects should concern climate change, disaster risk reduction, health safety (control of endemic, non-communicable or infectious vectors) or food security (management of fisheries resources, actions with high potential for economic development and increased regional trade).
These projects will also be judged on their dimension of equality between men and women and those with a certain dimension and likely to have a sustainable economic impact will be sought first.
Projects can be submitted by governments, regional organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities, research institutes or private companies. The Fund does not finance studies in metropolitan France.