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French Embassy Partner University Fund (PUF):

Call for Projects Submission Deadline: February 6, 2012 The Embassy of France to the United States and the FACE Foundation are accepting application proposals for the Partner University Fund (PUF). PUF promotes innovative collaborations of excellence in research and education between French and American institutions of higher education. PUF supports emerging transatlantic partnerships with the potential to continue beyond the initial 3 year grant. Partnerships may combine elements such as:
- Joint initiatives in Research and publications
- Faculty and postdoctoral mobility
- Collaboration in teaching
- Shared programs
- Joint and dual degrees at the master’s and PhD levels

PUF currently supports 55 multifaceted partnerships in all fields of study. Thanks to private donors, public contributions, and the generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (www.mellon.org), projects in the humanities submitted in this 2012 funding cycle will be eligible to a higher level of financial support. PUF will fund up to 60% of the cost of the selected projects, in the limit of 160.000 USD annually, and 30 % and 80.000 USD for projects in all other fields. Projects must be jointly submitted by at least one American and one French university.

Project proposals must be submitted by February 6, 2012. Funding decisions will be announced in May 2012 for the 2012-2013 academic year.

For more information, please contact:
isabelle.schoninger@ambafrance-us.org /+1 212 439 1491
and visit our website: www.facecouncil.org/puf

Chateaubriand Fellowship Science Program 2012-2013

The Embassy of France in the United States (Office for Science and Technology - OST) launches the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program which is intended for young American scientists at the doctorate level, wishing to conduct their research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 10 month period.

The Chateaubriand grants aim to initiate or to reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects (including the Partner University Fund, MIT-France, France-Chicago, France-Berkeley, France-Stanford, etc …) by encouraging exchange at the doctoral level. The OST will support American PhD students (or PhD students registered in an American university) who engage in a co-supervised PhD. Priority will be given to the candidates who will seek a “double degree” (cotutelle) with the French host university.

The OST will provide a stipend (1,400 Euros a month) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance. The visa fees will be waived for Fellows who will register in a French university.

All disciplines in Sciences, Technology and Health are eligible. Knowledge of French is not mandatory. The level of French required is at the host institution’s discretion. Courses of French can be found on site.

The application is available on the Chateaubriand website :
http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2012, and the fellowship can begin on any date from September 1st, 2012, to April 1st, 2013.

For more information, candidates and American/French research teams can contact
Ms. Pham at the Office for Science & Technology in Washington: phuong.pham@diplomatie.gouv.fr Phone : 1 202 944 62 20 / 62 50

A similar call has already been sent for the thesis’ in HSS (same site, http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/), limited time until December 31, 2011.

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