Fulbright-France and Université Paris-Saclay launch a new program to support doctoral mobility

27/11/2019 - Grants
president S. Retailleau and Director A. Roujou de Boubée sign the offical agreement

Paris-Saclay University and the Franco-American Fulbright Commission have concluded an agreement to set up a new mobility scholarship program for doctoral students at Paris-Saclay University and doctoral students from the US.

Paris-Saclay University has joined forces with the Franco-American Fulbright Commission to jointly finance the mobility of French and American doctoral students wishing to spend research periods in the United States or at Paris-Saclay University. The program, entitled "Fulbright-Paris-Saclay University", provides for three incoming and three outgoing scholarships per year, amounting to $1,500-$2,000 /month, for stays of up to 12 months of study. Candidates from all fields of research are eligible for a scholarship and the first exchanges are expected at the beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year.

As part of Paris-Saclay University’s strategy to strengthen doctoral mobility with the United States, this new scheme aims to intensify Franco-American scientific and academic cooperation. 

The Fulbright program has more than 380,000 alumni worldwide, including 60 Nobel Prize winners. The Franco-American Commission has been administering this prestigious program between France and the United States for 70 years and has more than 20,000 recipients from both countries. Paris-Saclay University is one of only a few French universities to have such a program with the Franco-American Fulbright Commission.

The program was officially launched on November 25, 2019, at the Paris-Saclay University’s campus, in the presence of the university’s President, Sylvie Retailleau and Arnaud Roujou de Boubée, Executive Director, Franco-American Fulbright Commission.

 

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