Parrot mobility programme 2021-2022: until June 2nd, 2020 to submit your research project!

The goal of this biennial programme is to develop scientific and technological exchanges between french and estonian research laboratories, by promoting new cooperation and the commitment of young researchers and doctoral students. Applications for the 2021-2022 session are open until 02/06/2020.

The Parrot programme is the Franco-Estonian Hubert Curien Partnership (PHC). It is implemented in France by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (Mesri), and in the partner country by the Estonian Research Council (ETag).


Georges Friedrich Parrot, premier recteur de l'Université de Tartu
Georges Friedrich Parrot, physicist and first rector of the University of Tartu. (© Tartu ülikool)


Eligibility criteria

  • The call for applications is open to researchers from research laboratories attached to higher education institutions or research organizations.
  • All scientific fields are concerned by this programme.
  • Companies may participate in the project, provided that they are associated with an academic partner.
  • Projects that have already received support under this program are not eligible for a new application immediately after their completion. New collaborations will in all cases be given priority.

Particular attention will be paid to scientific co-publications written within the framework of this project.

Full details of the call can be found on the ETag website.


Eligible expenses

The resources granted by France cover exclusively the payment of residence allowances for Estonian researchers and travel expenses for French researchers:

  • Residence allowances: €110/day,
  • Travel: reimbursement of actual costs up to €450 and insurance costs during their stay in Estonia.

The resources granted by Estonia cover exclusively the payment of residence allowances for French researchers and travel expenses for Estonian researchers :

  • Residence allowances: €100/day (including accommodation costs),
  • Travel: reimbursement of actual costs up to a maximum of €500 per return journey Estonia / France, as well as medical insurance costs.

As an indication, the average annual funding granted per project was €2,660 in 2020.


How to submit a project

The partners must each submit an identical application in English to the competent authority:

  • in Estonia: to the Estonian Research Council (ETag) through the application form.
  • in France: to Campus France via the extranet.
  • Deadline for co-submission of applications: 02 June 2020.
  • Results release: December 2020.
  • Start of projects: January 2021.



  • For the French part:

Théodore Hervieux, scientific and academic officer
Cooperation and Cultural Action Service
Embassy of France in Estonia
Toom-Kuninga 20
Tallinn 15185

Phone: +372 6 16 16 42
Mobile phone :+33 645 57 35 33
E-mail: theodore.hervieux [a]

  • For the Estonian part:

Maarja Soonberg, Parrot programme manager
SA Eesti Teadusagentuur (Estonian Research Council)
A. Lauteri 5, 10114 Tallinn
Phone: +372 731 7387
E-mail: maarja.soonberg [a]

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