Chateaubriand Fellowship - Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
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The Chateaubriand Fellowship - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) - is a grant offered by the Office for Science and Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in the United States.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects by encouraging exchange at the doctoral level. To that end, the OST supports PhD students who are registered in an American university and wish to conduct research in a French laboratory (public or private) for a 4 to 9 month period of time as part of a cosupervised PhD.
The call for applications is now closed.
Please come back in mid October 2013
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Every year, it allows PhD students enrolled in American universities to conduct research in a French laboratory (public or private) for a 4 to 9 month period of time.
This program has two main goals:
- To allow American students to benefit from an experience in one of the best laboratories in France
- To develop scientific cooperation between France and the United States.
Chateaubriand recipients receive:
- Monthly allowance (up to 1400 euros, depending on other sources of funding)
- Travel support
- Health insurance abroad
The research should be performed in a French university, engineering school, national laboratory or private enterprise, with a link to a Doctoral School. Co-sponsorship by the interested French institution or company is possible and encouraged.
All STEM and Health disciplines are eligible.
Knowledge of French is not mandatory and is left to the discretion of the host institution.
Factors considered in the evaluation of a candidate's application:
- List of publications and academic transcripts
- Quality and relevance of proposed research project
- Priority is given to candidates working toward a “double degree” (cotutelle) with their host institution
- Letter(s) of recommendation
- Letter of invitation from the host French Professor describing an existing or planned collaboration between the home and host laboratories, and an agreement to cosupervise part of the thesis.
- Letter of agreement from the American Professor agreeing that part of the thesis be cosupervised by a French colleague.
In order to access and complete the electronic application, please follow the steps below.
- Create an account.
- Sign in with the user name and password sent to you via email.
- Complete the application and upload the necessary attachments (Note that you can save your application as you go and return to complete it at a later time).
- Submit your completed application. You will not be able to change your data after final submission.
- Make sure that you receive an email confirming that your application has been saved.