The project entitled “Energy-self-sufficient Mission Critical Communication Systems” was selected by the Thomas Jefferson Fund bilateral selection committee to be funded by the “Make Our Planet Great Again” Initiative. This project was jointly presented by Samir Perlaza (INRIA, France) and Ali Tajer (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA).
The Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation launched in 2017 the Thomas Jefferson Fund to support new collaborations and the most innovative projects between promising young researchers in France and the United States. The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to foster forward-looking collaborative research in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and of Science for Society that addresses the most pressing global challenges.
Inspired by the third American President’s commitment to strengthening French-American relations, the Thomas Jefferson Fund will bring young talented researchers together to initiate or strengthen their collaborative research activities, co-organize conferences, and author joint articles for high-level publications, in order to achieve game-changing discoveries.
The Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative was launched by the President of France Emmanuel Macron in June 2017 to reinforce the international engagements of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.