The Chateaubriand Fellowship Program for doctoral students in science aims to initiate or strengthen collaborations or joint projects between French and American research teams. These fellowships support doctoral students enrolled in a U.S. university who engage in a research project with a French laboratory. The program covers both the humanities and social sciences (HSS) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
While the HSS component of this program is overseen by the Cultural Service of the Embassy of France in Washington, its STEM component is established and funded by the Office for Science and Technology (SST). Inserm, Inria, and the University of Paris-Saclay also contribute to the program by funding the reception of students in their institutions.
The awarded fellowships cover travel expenses, stay in France (up to €1,500 per month, modulated based on other sources of income), and health insurance for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months.
All fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Health are eligible. Knowledge of French is not required and is left to the discretion of the host laboratory.
Dates: The call for applications is generally open from October (year N) to January (year N+1) for a stay that should begin between September (year N+1) and April (year N+2).