How are the laureates chosen?

Each application receives two evaluations : one from a French scholar, the other from an American scholar.

The candidates’ applications and the scholars’ recommendations are then reviewed by a final selection committee.

The criteria taken into account include:
- Academic relevance of the research project
- Beneficial effects of a research trip to France
- Student’s command of the subject
- Contribution of the project to the global France/US academic exchange context