Welcome to iGLOBES

Interdisciplinary Global Environmental Studies

iGLOBES is a CNRS - ENS/PSL University - University of Arizona research laboratory, created to establish a hub of collaborative interactions between the French scientific community and UA researchers, fostering innovative interdisciplinary research on global environmental challenges. For more information...



For CNRS, international research is a priority. Several markers show this high degree of global research: every year, over 30 % of its newly recruited researchers are foreigners and every year close to 5000 overseas students, post-docs, researchers and professors are welcomed in CNRS laboratories. And out of the 43 000 publications per year, over half are co-signed with at least one foreign partner. Read about the 2021 CNRS research done in the US.


is international adoption a thing of the past?

January 21, 2022

© Shutterstock /Africa Studio
© Shutterstock /Africa Studio

CNRS researcher Sebastien Roux's new book, Sang d’encre. Enquête sur la fin de l’adoption internationale, takes a look at the decline in international adoption.

In France, there were only 244 international adoptions in 2020. Stricter government policies, increase in contraception options, better fertility techniques...different factors come into play. Several scandals have also put a black mark on the history of international adoption. Tragic consequences for the children and their families, but also for future adoptive parents. How does the international adoption procedure work?

Sebastien was interviewed on the French radio station, rfi. Listen to the podcast (in French).



Deadline:  February 24, 2022

Project launch: September/October 2022

Maximum of $20 000 for 2 years per project


The Thomas Jefferson Fund supports cooperation among French and American researchers, and fosters research on the most pressing global challenges. Open to all disciplines and to interdisciplinary STEM-Humanities/Social Sciences projects.


The most innovative projects involving transatlantic mobility, collaborative research activities, organization of joint workshops or conferences, publication of joint articles, and participation of younger researchers (PhDs) will receive the highest priority. Proposals must be jointly submitted by one American researcher and one French researcher, with mid- to longterm positions at a research or higher education institution in the United States or in France (post-doctorate level, assistant or associate professor, maître de conférences or chargé de recherche). 


The grant covers travel expenses between France and the US, accommodation costs and a part of the organizational costs of joint conferences or publications. Partner researchers are encouraged to obtain « in kind » and/or « in cash » co-funding from their institutions or from other sources of funding to cover all other types of expenses necessary to the successful implementation of the joint research project. Apply here.