National Directorate of International Relations

Bilateral Cooperation

The bilateral cooperation mechanisms between Argentina and a foreign state are set by programmes arising from the signing of International or Interagency Agreements.

The main objective of cooperation programmes is to foster the linkage of the national scientific community with their peers abroad on the basis of mutual interest in developing research and exchanging knowledge.

The collaboration is implemented through the development of joint research projects, the organization of different kinds of events, the creation of binational centers and the granting of scholarships for training.

Current Bilateral Cooperation Forms:
Joint Research Projects:
Joint research and cooperation projects include the financing of exchanges (mobility of researchers). The projects are presented in open calls simultaneously in both countries and are selected by mutual agreement.

Seminars and workshops:
They are based on areas of common interest so that scientists can make contact with foreign counterparts working in the same subject. Shared funding with the counterpart.

Binational Centers:
They function on the basis of the articulation of knowledge generator and diffuser poles. They include actions such as: human resources training, exchange of professors and researchers, organization of seminars and workshops, coordination of national networks; establishment of mixed working groups with companies to identify market niches, products and developments, financing of joint research projects.

International Projects of Scientific and Technological Research (PICT):
It is a variant of the Agency’s PICTs, where an Argentinean research group and another foreign group present a joint project and receive financing on different aspects: equipment, mobility, publications, etc.