The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States. It allows students enrolled in American universities - PhD Candidates (preferably) or Post docs (in specific cases) - to conduct research in a French laboratory or university for a 3 to 10 month period of time.
This program has two main goals: to allow American researchers to benefit from an experience in one of the best laboratories in France, and to develop scientific cooperation in France and the United States.
Chateaubriand recipients receive a monthly allowance (2000 euros), a round-trip ticket and health insurance abroad. No particular level of French is required: French lessons may be available upon arrival in France.
Deadline for applications: March 31th, 2010. Click here to learn more.