Until February 24, 2021: The Thomas Jefferson Fund Call for Proposals is open.

Until February 24, 2021: The Thomas Jefferson Fund Call for Proposals is open.

Created by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to encourage and support cooperation among the most promising young French and American researchers, and foster forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges. The selected Franco-American projects will receive up to $ 20,000 over a period of 2 years.

The 2021 Call for Proposals is now open !

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)

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).

Deadline for the submission of the project proposals:
24 février 2021

Estimated announcement of the selected projects:
June 2021

Estimated launch of the selected projects:
Summer 2021

Interested parties are invited to apply here:

For more information, please contact the Thomas Jefferson Fund team: [email protected]frenchculture.org