Chateaubriand Fellowship Program for Doctoral Students to Conduct Research in Social Science, Health, Humanities

Deadline: 20 January 2016

Embassy of France in the United States is currently inviting applications for its Chateaubriand Fellowship Program in two categories (listed below). It allows doctoral students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in France for 4 to 9 months.

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Chateaubriand Fellowship program is divided in two sections:

Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Health (STEM)

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & 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.

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STEM Chateaubriand fellows receive:

  • Monthly allowance (up to 1400 euros/month, depending on other sources of funding).
  • Round trip ticket to France.
  • Support for health insurance abroad.

Eligibility Criteria

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  • You must be currently working on your PhD.
  • You must be a registered in an American university (U.S. citizenship is not required).
  • All STEM and Health research topics are eligible.
  • Research should be performed in a French laboratory (university, engineering school, public research laboratory…).
  • Your U.S. and French advisors must agree to co-supervise part of your thesis.
  • Knowledge of French is not mandatory and is left to the discretion of the host institution.
  • Co-sponsorship by a candidate’s American university or French host institution is encouraged.

Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)

HSS Chateaubriand is a fellowship program offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. It targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences.


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HSS Chateaubriand fellows receive:

  • A monthly stipend of 1500 €.
  • Health insurance for the entire duration of the fellowship.
  • A round-trip ticket to France with welcome package.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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. However, French citizens are not eligible to apply.
  • 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 be in touch with your supervisor in France as early as possible. The history of the research relationship will be taken into account in the review process.

How to Apply

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Applicants can apply online through the website.

For more information, please visit Fellowship program.