Chateaubriand Fellowship

The Higher Education department of the French Embassy is pleased to inform you that the Chateaubriand Fellowship call for applications for the academic year 2016/2017 is now open. The Chateaubriand Fellowship supports Ph.D. students registered in an American University who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory. The aim of fellowship is to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. Chateaubriand fellows will receive a stipend of up to 1400 euros/month, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance.

The Office for Science and Technology (OST), a team of 24 staff members including professors, senior researchers and engineers located in the Embassy (Washington, DC) and 6 consular offices (Atlanta – Boston – Chicago – Houston – Los Angeles – San Francisco) is dedicated to bilateral FR-US collaborations in Science and Technology.


  • You must be currently working on your Ph.D
  • You must be a registered in an American university (U.S. citizenship is not required)
  • All STEM and Health research topics are eligible
  • Research should be performed in a French laboratory (university, engineering school, public research laboratory…)
  • Your U.S. and French advisors must agree to co-supervise part of your thesis
  • Knowledge of French is not mandatory and is left to the discretion of the host institution
  • Co-sponsorship by a candidate’s American university or French host institution is encouraged

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