Thomas Jefferson Fund: 2019 Call for Proposals

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The 2019 Call for Proposals of the Thomas Jefferson Fund is now open until March 5, 2019. This program, launched by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation, aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research projects.

Each selected French-American project will receive up to $20,000 over a period of two years.

Applications are accepted in the three following fields:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) ;
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) ;
  • Science for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-HSS projects).

In support of the Make Our Planet Great Again initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in June 2017, the Thomas Jefferson Fund is offering additional grants this year for research projects related to:

  • Earth System Science ;
  • Climate Change and Sustainability ;
  • Energy Transition.

The most innovative projects involving significant transatlantic mobility, collaborative research activities, the organization of joint workshops or conferences, the publication of joint articles, and the participation of younger researchers (PhDs) will receive the highest priority.

The grant will cover travel expenses between France and the US, accommodation costs and a part of the organizational costs of joint conferences and of publication costs.

Partner researchers are encouraged to obtain « in kind » and/or « in cash » co-funding from their institutions or from other sources of funding to cover all other types of expenses necessary to the successful implementation of the joint research project.

Proposals must be jointly submitted by one American researcher and one French researcher at the beginning of their career, with mid- to long- term positions at a research or higher education institution in the United States or in France (post-doctorate level, assistant or associate professor, maître de conférences or chargé de recherche).

Interested parties are invited to get more information and to apply on the Thomas Jefferson Fund website.


  • Submission deadline: March 5, 2019 (midday, EST)
  • Announcement of the selected projects: June 2019
  • Launch of the selected projects: July 2019

For specific questions, please contact the Thomas Jefferson Fund team: