The Office for Science and Technology


The Office for Science and Technology (OS&T) operates in close conjunction with numerous French institutions: research agencies, universities and engineering schools, centers for technology transfer, competitiveness clusters, incubators, businesses… Its main mission is to promote bilateral partnerships in science, technology and innovation.

The Office for Science and technology in Chicago

The Chicago Scientific Office is in charge of 13 Midwestern states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Its activities focus on agriculture, food production, biotechnology and projects with universities or research institutes in all scientific areas.

The missions of the Chicago Office for Science and Technology are:

  • to identify and establish relationships with the key Midwestern institutions of higher education and research (universities, national research laboratories or private research institutions)
  • to support partnerships and common projects between French and American universities
  • to inform partners in the Midwest on teaching and research in France
  • to monitor technological innovation in the Midwest
  • to animate a network of French scientists residing in the Midwest.

This list is not exhaustive; the Office is open to any suggestion or proposal concerning academic cooperation in the broadest sense.

Science in the Midwest

More information on this page : Science in the Midwest


The Office for Science and Technology in Chicago organizes every spring the French-American Science Festival, as part of the French American Innovation Midwest. A great variety of events that showcase the best of French science, technology, innovation, including free conferences with leading French scientists and hands-on activities for students and their teachers, will take place throughout the city !

France-Chicago Center

France-Chicago Center (FCC) was created in 2001 when various individuals, corporations and private foundations came together to match a one million-dollar grant from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The France and Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences (FACCTS) is designed to enhance science at the University of Chicago, Fermilab and Argonne by encouraging closer relations between researchers in physics, biology and molecular engineering and high-level research teams and institutions in France. It seeks to accomplish this goal by offering seed funding for new projects that promote meaningful academic and scientific exchange, and that show promise of leading to fruitful and sustainable collaboration. A call for proposal is launched every year around October and the deadline for submission is usually at the beginning of December.

Open calls for proposals

Current calls for proposals, career opportunities, and information on French higher education programs are listed here

USA-France Exchange Programs booklet for a list of recurring calls for proposals:

More info on Scholarships & Grants to go to France :

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XXX, Scientific Attaché

Benjamin DOREILH, Deputy Scientific Attaché

Last modified on 03/09/2020

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