Closer Ties with CNRS
After a first agreement with the Belarus Academy of Sciences, CNRS just signed an agreement for scientific cooperation on
June 14, 2006 with the Foundation for Fundamental Research of the Belarus Republic. This should expand the cooperation between CNRS and all the Belarus research institutes by providing financial support to joint research projects proposed as part of a biennial tender. The agreement will also help finance structural initiatives such as International Programs for Scientific Cooperation (PICS), European Associated Laboratories (LEA), and European Research Networks (GDRE). The first call for 2007-2008 joint projects is open (deadline for submitting projects: October 15, 2006).