Grants and Fellowships
Please find below a non exhaustive list of grants and fellowships available to study or to do research in France. Please be aware that the French Embassy in the United-States do not offer any grants for study or research except the Chateaubriand Fellowship and the Summer International Youth Grants.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities and post-doctorates to conduct research in France for up to 10 months for the Scientific fellowships and up to 12 months for the Humanities and Social Sciences fellowships.
Each year the Cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States offers Summer Youth International Grants to discover the diversity of France (the information about the grants is usually posted around december of each year).
Are you looking for financial aid to support your study or research in France ? CampusFrance has a searchable directory of grant programs.
The Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris offers fellowships for foreign students in the Humanities and sciences currently enrolled in their undergraduate studies.
The Rotary Foundation’s educational programs promote international understanding by bringing together people from different countries and cultures. The Rotary Foundation offers Ambassadorial, Academic Year and Multi-Year and Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarships. For more information, contact your hometown local Rotary club.
As part of the Fulbright program, the Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange has launched three regional research grant programs with Aquitaine, Nord-Pas de Calais and Alsace. It also signed a partnership with the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan for masters and PhD-level study and research grants.
In collaboration with the Institut Pasteur, the Pasteur Foundation runs a program to bring U.S. post-doctoral researchers to work in Institut Pasteur laboratories.
The City of Paris is offering post-doctoral or senior research grants in public laboratories in Paris.
The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, is an interdisciplinary and multicultural residential center for scholars pursuing studies in the humanities and social sciences related to French and francophone cultures as well as for composers, writers, and visual artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, filmmakers, video artists, and new media artists) pursuing creative projects.
The Eiffel scholarship is intended for Master’s postgraduate degree course or ten-month co-tutored or co-managed component (preferably second or third year) of PhD course in the following fields : science ; economics & management ; and law & political science.
Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility program in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third countries. List of study programs in France under Erasmus Mundus
EEFA is a resource for financial aid, college scholarship and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
These study grants are meant for the training and support of post-doctoral researchers working in disciplines such as ethology, paleontology, archaeology, anthropology, psychology, epistemology, logic and the neurosciences. It is for foreign or French research scientists holder a Ph.D and attached to a foreign laboratory who wish to work in French laboratories.