Partner University Fund (PUF)
PUF was established in May 2007 under the auspices of the FACE Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of private donors and contributions from the French government, PUF launched its first call for projects in September 2007 with the objective of supporting innovative and sustainable partnerships between French and US institutions of research and higher education.
With close to 70 applications representing more than 130 French and American universities and research institutes, the results of the first call for project confirmed both the readiness of institutions across the Atlantic to build a new generation of partnerships, and the fitting of PUF as an innovative means for that purpose. .
Subject to an annual review, PUF can co-finance a developing partnership for up to 3 consecutive years, at a level of up to $80,000 per year per project. This substantial level of funding needs to be matched by the partners as PUF only funds up to 30% of the cost of a program, the rest being raised in kind or in cash by the partner universities themselves in order to ensure the sustainability of the partnerships in the long run.
For more information, please visit www.facecouncil.org/puf/.