Bordeaux-Waterloo joint grants

Open until September 15th 2019

From the first scientific collaborations in 2010 to today’s institutional ties, the partnership between the University of Waterloo (UW) and the University of Bordeaux (UBx) has been growing at a rapid pace. Joint actions are diverse and cover a range of research topics with particularly strong collaborations in the following fields: Functional materials, Nanosciences, Health and Environment. This new call wishes to support projects in a new emerging field of collaboration: Artificial Intelligence and Health.


Over the 2016-2018 period, three joint calls for proposals were organized to support collaboration initiatives between both universities. At the institutional level, a framework agreement and a joint academic exchange program in the field of chemistry were signed in the past few years.

In line with this dynamic, a new roadmap was jointly established by the two partners for the next 3 years (2019-2021). In this framework, both universities have wished to identify a shared scientific challenge which could contribute to significant advancements in science. Based on each partner’s strengths and interests and relying on more global stakes, it was jointly agreed to explore opportunities in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Health. A joint workshop was organized in Bordeaux in April 2019 on this topic.

The present call wishes to build on the success of this initiative to support collaborative projects between UW and UBx and seeks to provide seed-funding opportunities for new or recent collaborations. While not excluding other topics, priority will be given to projects connecting AI and Health. 

Call structure of 2019:

  • Projects that fall within the scope of the priority topic of AI and Health are placed into Category A.
  • Projects in other disciplines (all fields are covered) are placed into Category B. 

Deadline for applications:

  • September 15th 2019


Drew Knight,
Director, Global Alliances
University of Waterloo

Phone : 519-888-4567 x32288

Anne Blassiau,
International partnership officer
University of Bordeaux

Phone : +33 5 40 00 38 81

Formulaire de candidature - AAP BORDEAUX-WATERLOO JOINT GRANTS

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