We would like to inform you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship[chateaubriand-fellowship.org] call for applications for 2018-2019 is now open. This fellowship offered by the Embassy of France in the United States allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4-9 months. We believe that this fellowship may interest colleagues in your university or graduate school who have or would like to initiate collaborations with French researchers.
This year, in support of the Make Our Planet Great Again[makeourplanetgreatagain.fr] Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Chateaubriand Program is offering additional fellowships for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition.
Below and attached you will find a description of the Chateaubriand Fellowship. We would appreciate it if you could forward this information to any of your colleagues or other contacts that may be interested.
We remain at your disposal for any further information, and thank you in advance for your help in disseminating this call for applications.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications is now open: http://chateaubriand-fellowship.org[chateaubriand-fellowship.org]
Complete applications must be submitted by January 16, 2018.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.
Make our Planet Great Again Initiative
In support of the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Chateaubriand Program is offering additional fellowships this year for research projects related to Earth System Science, Climate Change and Sustainability, and Energy Transition.
Applicants interested in the Make Our Planet Great initiative should complete either the STEM or HSS Chateaubriand Fellowship application[chateaubriand-fellowship.org]:
- STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory.
This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science & Technology[france-science.org] (OST) of the Embassy of France in the United States in partnership with universities and research organizations in France and the United States. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program[nsf.gov].
- HSS: Humanities and Social Sciences
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Humanities and Social Sciences is offered by the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France[frenchculture.org]. The HSS program targets outstanding Ph.D. students enrolled in American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The HSS Chateaubriand program is supported by the Campus France agency which provides a welcome package and assistance to fellows upon their arrival. Social networking opportunities are also offered by the Fulbright program in France.
- Candidates must be currently working on their Ph.D.
- Candidates do not have to be U.S. citizens, but they must be enrolled in an American university.
- Candidates must obtain a letter of recommendation from their advisor(s) in the U.S., as well as a letter of invitation from a professor affiliated with a French university or research institution. Please contact your supervisor in France as early as possible.
For more specific eligibility criteria please visit our website.
- A monthly stipend,
- Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship
- A round-trip ticket to France
- Academic relevance of the research project
- Student’s command of the subject
- Benefits of a research trip to France for the future of the collaboration
- Background of the research collaboration
- Contribution of the project to France/U.S. academic exchange
STEM Chateaubriand Program: firstname.lastname@example.org
HSS Chateaubriand Program: email@example.com
WEBSITE & APPLICATION
Deputy Higher Education Attaché
Chateaubriand HSS Fellowship Program manager
Embassy of France in the United States
4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington D.C, 20007