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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.

Applications from students who are in a course combining French and a non-humanities major such as pre-med, law, engineering, sciences, computer sciences, mathematics, business & management are encouraged.

The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant

• Provides successful candidates with a stipend of $900 to support their travel to France.
• Gives selected candidates the possibility to travel to France according to their academic and professional projects (studies, internship, specific visits…)
• Offers selected students the opportunity to access the network of Benjamin Franklin Alumni.

Eligibility

• Sophomore, Junior & Senior students who have reached their 18th birthday before departure.
• Enrolled in a double major program combining a major in French and a major in another discipline in an American University when applying. Consideration will also be given to students enrolled in a minor/certificate in French and majoring in another subject.
• Mobility period: 90 days max or, if for more than 90 days, the student is responsible for applying for a visa.

How to Apply?

Each Candidate must be registered on the Benjamin Franklin application portal.

A recommendation letter from the French language academic advisor (Professor of French language, French Culture) answering the following questions: Why would you recommend this student for the Benjamin Franklin grant? What is his/her level in French? What is the commitment of the applicant to his academic and professional objectives? (1page) The letter must be signed and scanned.

A recommendation letter from the academic advisor for the other Major answering the following questions: Why would you recommend this student for the Benjamin Franklin grant? What is the commitment of the applicant to his academic and professional objectives? (1 page) The letter must be signed and scanned.

Attention: When filling up the form applicants will be asked to send an automatic e-mail to their 2 advisors. Referees are invited to upload their letters directly on the website following a link included in the automatic e-mail.

Application Process and Deadlines

  • • The selection will be based on candidate’s academic qualities and motivation.
  • •  Deadline : mid-March 2014
  • The call for applicants 2014  is Closed
  • Next call : January 2015
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Contact

Please contact our program manager at : benfranklin.travel.grant@gmail.com