Chateaubriand Fellowship—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)


The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the U.S. It supports outstanding PhD students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from four to nine months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and biology-health (STEM) for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. This fellowship is offered by the Office for Science and Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.



Eligibility Requirements

  • You must be currently working on your PhD.
  • 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).
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to identify and contact a French laboratory that would like to collaborate with your university, laboratory or thesis advisor.
  • 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.

How to Apply

Campus Liaison