French-American Doctoral Exchange Program (FADEx)

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The FADEx (French-American Doctoral Exchange) program was created in 2014 by the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States. This program aims to enhance scientific exchanges between American and French Ph.D. students working in the same field of research in order to encourage the development of French-American collaborations. This program also serves as an opportunity for American students to better understand the French research system.

The French and American Ph.D. students who participate in this program are selected through a call for applications. The jury bases its decision on the scientific excellence of the candidates and their motivation.

For each edition of the program, a group of ten American Ph.D. students selected as laureates is invited to France for a week to participate in a thematic seminar with the French laureates. The students present their work to their peers in an international conference setting (the working language is English), while still maintaining an informal atmosphere. These interactions and the resulting increased mutual understanding between French and American Students will serve as a foundation for the development of future collaborations.

Previous editions :

  • French-American Doctoral Exchange Seminar (FADEx) 2016 : Cyber-Physical Systems

    The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States is organizing a seminar on Cyber-Physical Systems for French and US Ph.D. students. This program aims to enhance scientific exchanges between researchers, increase mutual awareness of laboratories of excellence in a particular field and possibly generate future collaborations between American and French laboratories.

  • French American Doctoral Exchange Program (FADEx) 2016 : Nanoparticles for Medicine

    For the 2016 edition of the FADEx Program, the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States organized a seminar on Nanoparticles for Medicine for French and US Ph.D. students. The objective of the seminar is to enhance scientific exchanges between young researchers, increase mutual awareness of laboratories of excellence in this field and to possibly trigger collaborations between American and French laboratories.

  • French American Doctoral Exchange Program (FADEx) 2015 : Advanced architectures for solar cells: materials optimization, performances improvement and aging analysis

    The FADEx 2015 scientific topic is “advanced architectures for solar cells: materials optimization, performance improvement and aging analysis.” The Franco-American seminar will take place at Le Bourget-du-Lac in partnership with the National Institute for Solar Energy (Institut National de l’Énergie Solaire or INES) from Monday, March 23rd till Friday, March 27th. Following the 2-day seminar, the US Laureates will visit several laboratories or research institutions including INES, MINATEC, Photovoltaic Institute of Paris Region (Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France or IPVF).

  • French American Doctoral Exchange Seminar (FADEx) 2014: Chemical Analysis at the Nanoscale

    The Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the United States is organizing the first edition of the French American Doctoral Exchange Seminar (FADEx) for PhD students on chemical analysis at the nanoscale on March 17-18, 2014 in Toulouse, France. The objective of the seminar is to enhance scientific exchanges between young researchers, increase mutual awareness of laboratories of excellence in this field and to possibly trigger collaborations between US and French laboratories through PhD students.