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

Applicants must:

  • Be registered in an American university (U.S. citizenship is not required; however, French citizens are not eligible)
  • Be currently performing PhD research on a STEM or health topic.
  • Plan to perform research in a French laboratory (university, engineering school, public research laboratory etc.)
  • Ensure their U.S. and French advisors agree to co-supervise part of the applicant's thesis.

How to Apply