Centers of Excellence Call for Proposals

Only members of the Network of Excellence can submit a proposal. Starting in 2013, a grant competition will yearly regulate the attribution of funding additional to the recurring subsidy for the Centers of Excellence’ running costs.

Chateaubriand HSS Fellowship Program

Chateaubriand Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) is a fellowship program offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. It targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences. HSS Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a binational collaborative process involving expert evaluators from both countries.

Partner University Fund

The Partner University Fund amplifies the potential of the brightest French and American scholars by supporting educational and research partnerships between higher education institutions in France and America. Established in 2007 as a collaboration between the French government, American private donors, and the FACE Foundation, PUF supports research partnerships in all disciplines among two or more American and French institutions.

The Tournées Festival

The Tournées Festival aims to bring contemporary French cinema to American college and university campuses. The program distributes close to $200,000 in grants annually to encourage schools to begin their own self-sustaining French film festivals. The Tournées Festival has partnered with more than 450 universities, making it possible for more than 500,000 students to discover French-language films.

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant

A man of the Enlightenment, philosopher and scientist, Benjamin Franklin was also a great diplomat and friend of France. This travel grant is named after him and aims at giving students enrolled in an American University an opportunity to discover France. It is open to sophomore, junior & senior students who are enrolled in a double major including one major in French and one major in another discipline. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject.