Yes, US Citizenship is not required to apply for a Chateaubriand Fellowship. French citizens are not eligible for the Chateaubriand fellowship. Dual French citizens are eligible if they have completed their studies outside of France. All applicants 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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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 Higher Education, Research and Innovation’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, your stay in France must start between September 1 and April 30 of the academic year for which your fellowship was awarded. 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.

Call 2023-2024

The 2023-2024 call for applications is opened.