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European commission
EC portal 7th Framework Programme

Europe Overseas Forum
Email/web-based list serv for everyone interested to advance biodiversity and climate change action in the EU’s Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories (including New Caledonia and others in the Pacific) and their regions. The forum is established and managed by the IUCN’s EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories Programme. See:

EU Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories Programm


FRIENZ (Facilitating Research and Innovation co-operation between Europe and New Zealand) is a joint initiative between the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the European Commission (EC) through its seventh research Framework Programme (FP7).  The FRIENZ project aims to facilitate new and deeper stratgic research, science and innovation partnerships between Europe and New Zealand. 


CAESIE is a bilateral partnership initiative program between the European Union and Australia specifically targeted to enhance science and technology collaboration between small to medium enterprises (SMEs) and researchers (in Europe and Australia) across three broad core priority areas: •Clean energy •Healthy ageing through enabling technologies •Sustainable cities

NetBiome (ERA-NET) "Networking tropical and subtropical Biodiversity research in Outermost regions and territories of Europe in support of sustainable development"
NET-BIOME is a regional ERA-NET project presented by a consortium of 11 partners, representing regional or territorial bodies from the 5 Member States concerned by European tropical overseas territories that finance and/or manage research activities in selected topics. See:

The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization


The Australian Rivers Institute at Griffith University

Queensland Institute of medical research


GLISPA: Global Island Pacific
Promoting action for island conservation and sustainable livelihoods by inspiring leadership, catalyzing commitments and facilitating collaboration among all islands:

Researcher exchange opportunities


·        IRD offers visiting fellowships, travel grants and PhD fellowships to students from Pacific Island countries. See: IRD BEST programme - Grants for technological and scientific exchanges

·        Cooperation agreement in the field of social sciences between EHESS/ANU, IRD, University of New Caledonia and Vanuatu Cultural Centre (2011-2014)

·        SEM Mwe Ara welcomes researchers on endemic craws, and would like to associate more researchers in ecology and socio-economy in French

·        A huge variety of exchange schemes available in USP. These can easily be obtained if the purpose and outcomes are clearly outlined and if they address the needs of the USP region, indirectly or directly. See

·        SOPAC: Exchange schemes opportunities exist. See for details



·        IARU staff development and exchange:

·        IIE Rescue Scholar Fund: 

·        Marie Curie: 

·        Erasmus Mundus: 

·        FEAST website: lists a large number of opportunities for collaboration with Europe 

·       AUS-ACCESS4EU website: showcases the Australian opportunities that are open for European (and other) participation



·        CSIRO Flagship visiting fellowships :

·        Go8 European Fellowships: currently for early career researchers from Eastern Europe to visit Australian “Group of Eight” Universities for up to 6 months:

·       QUT offers extensive opportunities for studentships, fellowships and collaborative research. Out of a population of 40,000 students, nearly 6,800 of these are international students from over 90 countries.

QUT (In Health): Our group at the Queensland University of Technology has developed diagnostic assays for Ross River and dengue virus infections that have been turned into global commercial products. We have participated in the human clinical trials of Japanese encephalitis and Ross River virus vaccines. We developed the Ross River virus vaccine. We are a WHO Collaborating Centre for Arbovirus Reference and Research and have collaborated with institutes in Asia and the Pacific for more than 25 years in arbovirus research. We have ongoing programs of research and research training tailored to the needs of the visitors. These are funded by national and international public and private funding agencies. If you are interested in contacting us to discuss visiting or cooperation opportunities further, please email John Aaskov:


 ANU Research School of Social Sciences visiting fellowships:

ANU  Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy visiting fellows program:

ANU Research School of Asia and the Pacific visitors’ program:


·        Southern Cross University, National Marine Science Centre - Visiting researcher or student opportunities

·      The ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Coral Reef Studies welcomes enquires from all suitably qualified post-doctoral researchers and PhD candidates, and will help in the preparation of relevant fellowship and scholarship applications. Potential PhD students will need to apply for a government scholarship, with applications due in August of each year, but students must make contact with the CoE and identify suitable supervisors prior to preparing an application. International scholarships are very limited, but students who have already completed a graduate degree and thesis (e.g., Masters) with at least one first-authored publication will be competitive. The CoE offers a range of post-doctoral fellowships (advertised periodically on the CoE website), but researchers with a strong track record of publications should apply for an ARC Fellowship, which provide fellowship and research support for 3-5 years and are available to researchers at all stages of career.  


New Zealand:

·      ESR (Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited) has the following awards and fellowships. The purpose of this important programme is to support projects that benefit staff and advance ESR in priority areas. The programmes provide ESR with a means of rapid innovation and are a tool for rewarding staff who have contributed significantly to the organisation. The schemes that make up the programme aim to support staff development and innovation in ESR in areas of science and its management that are of strategic importance. The schemes will support projects and activities that are outside normal staff training programmes that are directly funded at the discretion of Resource Managers. The present programme consists of six schemes (Senior fellowship, Study awards, International fellowship, Post-graduate scholarship, Maori development scholarship fund, Pacific development scholarship fund, Joint ESR/University scholarship). These schemes are all competitive and there is a separate application process for each of them.


·        For other opportunities for European researchers in New Zealand (and a range other countries).
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·        IRD BEST programme - Grants for technological and scientific exchanges 

·        Bourse de mobilité internationale du Fonds d’amitié France / Nouvelle Zélandebourse doctorale en co-tutelle ; see

·        IFREMER is used to favouring the scientific exchanges according to various possibilities which include the welcome of foreign researchers, the training in association between French and foreign Universities of PhD students, the specialization of students, the activation of bilateral or multilateral cooperation funds that they are European or not. See



·        Opportunities of the Federal German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) coordinated by the International Bureau

-        Mobility funding programmes (STC)

-        Scholarship Program in Water Technology (IPSWat) (worldwide)

-        Green Talents (worldwide)

·         Other German programs: 

-        DAAD-GO8 Joint Co-operation Scheme

-        Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellowships

-        Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Program



·        Short-term mobility programme funded by CNR for short exchange projects 

·        CNR bilateral agreements