French Embassy Office of Science and Technology
Who are we?
The Office of Science and Technology (OST), a team of 33 faculty members, senior researchers and staff located in the Embassy (Washington DC) and 6 consular offices (Atlanta-Boston-Chicago-Houston-Los Angeles-San Francisco) is dedicated to bilateral FR-US collaborations in Science and Technology.
The OST is tasked with:
  • Monitoring and reporting advances in Science and Technology in the US.

  • Promoting bilateral partnerships in science, technology and innovation, via various programs and initiatives.

  • Fostering exchanges of researchers, doctoral students, and entrepreneurs.

    The OST is supporting co-operative programs between France and the US, organizing events, issuing newsletters to the science community. OST is liaising with most of the academic and scientific organizations of both countries as well as the central governments.

    OST hosts representatives of the following French agencies:
    CNES (National Center for Space Studies), CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research)
    and INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research)
    OST activities:
  • Science Breakfasts of the Science Diplomat Club: invite prominent members of the US community to address science advisors from foreign embassies. Recent speakers include: under secretaries of DHS & DOE, directors of Federal agencies.

  • Joint Laboratories established in Chemistry, Environment, Molecular Biology, etc. with
    the French institutes CNRS, INSERM, INRIA.

  • Chateaubriand Fellowships: enable US PhD students to work up to 10 months in a French
    partner laboratory (52 since 2010).

  • For more information about the OST, please contact:
    Mr. Antoine Mynard
    Scientific Attaché
    [email protected]
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    Mrs. Lisa Treglia
    Deputy Scientific Attaché
    [email protected]
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