Chateaubriand Fellowship Program 2010/2011

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The Chateaubriand Fellowship program is an initiative by the Office of Science and Technology (MS&T) of the Embassy of France in the United States. This program is intended for public or private French research laboratories wishing to welcome a young American scientist, doctorant (preferably), or post-doctorant, for a 3 to 10 month period.

For the 2010 call, the program’s orientation and methods were re-examined. Grants aim to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships, or joint projects (for example PUF, MIT-France, France-Chicago, France-Berkeley, France-Stanford, etc.) by encouraging an exchange at the doctoral level. The Office of Science and Technology wishes to privilege the candidacies of American doctorants seeking joint thesis supervision or, if possible, a joint degree with France.

The MS&T will provide a stipend (2,000 Euros a month for a doctoral fellow) and cover the cost of travel and health insurance. No particular level of French is required; it is at the host institution’s discretion. Language courses can be offered on site. All scientific disciplines are eligible.

The application form is available on the Chateaubriand website:

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2010, and the fellowship can begin on any date from September 1, 2010, to March 1, 2011.

For more information, candidates and American and French research teams can contact the MS&T in Washington at:

(202) 944-6220 or (202) 944-6250