FA Institute News
New Life: Growth and Collaboration After the Bighorn Fire
In the summer of 2020, the Bighorn fire ravaged the Santa Catalina Mountains, burning over 120,000 acres at the edge of Tucson, Arizona. In the wake of such destruction, it was hard to imagine new life emerging from the ashes. But nearly three years later, as green shoots are starting to peek out their heads even in the most burned areas, so too are new ideas blossoming among ecological researchers. Two of them, Dr. Ben Wilder and Dr. Michael Canva, are gleaning innovative research from the disaster.
CNRS and UArizona select the 2023 Awardees of their Joint PhD Program
The France-Arizona Institute promotes collaboration through its Graduate Research Fellowship & International Mobility Award. Each year, the institute funds research projects in which two teams—one from CNRS and the other from the University of Arizona—work together for three years to address a grand challenge. The most recent call for proposals emphasized projects related to environmental resilience, climate change, and health. After reviewing many excellent submissions, the FA Institute selected five recipients.
Tomatoes, Wildfires and Rats: Three France -UArizona new International Emerging Action Projects
Since its inauguration in the spring of 2021, the France – Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges has sought to foster collaboration between the University of Arizona and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). One such form of collaboration are International Emerging Actions* (IEAs), which explore new fields of research through international collaboration. These two-year projects connect scientific researchers from CNRS with scientists from institutions such as the University of Arizona to initiate joint research projects. Last year three IEA projects were created between CNRS and UArizona.
FA Institute - Alumni Magazine Winter 2023
To our French partners, it’s incroyable. For most Wildcats, our newest voyage into trans-Atlantic science research partnerships is simply “incredible.” The University of Arizona has been chosen as the first formal overseas partner of the top European basic research group, called the French National Center for Scientific Research, or CNRS. In Paris, some scientists call it “the beast,” said UArizona professor Régis Ferrière during a break from teaching ecology and evolutionary biology at a partner site during an assignment in Paris’ Quartier Latin.
France-Arizona Institute Participates in “Make the Planet Great Again” Seminar
Members of the France-Arizona Institute for Grand Challenges traveled to Washington, D.C., for a “Make Our Planet Great Again” seminar, October 17–18. Hosted by the French Embassy and the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the goal of the two-day conference was to share successes of the MOPGA program and brainstorm future avenues for collaboration between the United States and France.
IRC - The FA Institute traveled to Paris for a 3-day workshop at CNRS
Last month, the University of Arizona and French heavyweight, the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), met in Paris for the second 2022 conference of the France-Arizona (FA) Institute for Global Grand Challenges. Founded in March 2021, UArizona’s FA Institute is the first CNRS International Research Center.
CentrEau Hebd'Eau. The Food-Energy-Water nexus in the context of global change: The example of the Western United States.
CentrEau, the Quebec Water Management Research Center, is a Quebec cluster of water experts. It brings together researchers and graduate students from 12 different institutions. It is financed by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT) as part of the Strategic Clusters program. CentrEau is hosting its 55rd webinar of the Hebd'Eau series entitled « The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in the Context of Global Change: The Example of the Western United States ».
Dr. Claude Grison, winner of the European Inventor Award 2022
Dr. Claude Grison, senior researcher at CNRS and PI of the project One person’s trash is another person’s treasure – optimizing metal-contaminated plant biomass towards the needs of Green Chemistry, received the European Inventor Award 2022 in the "Research" category.
David Enard is the recipient of an Early Career Scholars Award from UArizona
David Enard, assistant professor in the University of Arizona Ecology & Evolutionary Biology department and Genetics – GIDP program and PI of the CNRS/UArizona Joint Call for Proposals project molecular and functional genomics ancient viral epidemics, received an Early Career Scholars Award from UArizona.
Members of France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges convene in Tucson to reflect on partnership's first year
Partners from UArizona and the French National Centre for Scientific Research will convene in Tuscon in February 2022 to celebrate accomplishments and renew commitment to the shared goals of the institute, which was established in April 2021.