Yes, US Citizenship is not required to apply for a Chateaubriand Fellowship. However, you must be enrolled in a PhD program in an American university.
The STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship Program is not open to Master’s or Bachelor’s degree students. The fellowship is reserved for PhD students.
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Please consult the Eligibility & Guidelines - STEM page for this information.
No, you do not need to provide an English translation of documents written in French.
Your letter of recommendation should be submitted by a professor who knows your work but who is not your US or French advisor. One letter of recommendation is required and you have the option to submit a second letter.
We do not have specific requirements for document formatting. As a general guide, we suggest using Times New Roman, Arial or Calibri fonts, size 11 or larger with 1 inch margins. If you can include citations in the 3 pages, please do so, but you may also add an additional page for citations.
The scientific quality of your application will be evaluated by scientific experts whose field of expertise most closely matches your area of research. These experts are identified by the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research’s office in charge of the evaluation of publicly funded research projects.
STEM Chateaubriand fellows will receive a monthly allowance of up to 1400 € (depending on other financial support the student might receive while in France), round trip ticket to France and support for health insurance abroad.
You can request to split your stay in France into two trips provided that you still spend a minimum of 4 months in France and can pay for a second round trip flight using other funding. Approval from the Office for Science & Technology is required.
Yes, if you are selected as a Chateaubriand Fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year, your stay in France must start between September 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. Written approval from the Office for Science & Technology is required if changes in your research plans require that you leave prior to or after these dates.