The region welcomes candidates in all disciplines, particularly in the fields in which the region is especially strong: new generation materials and technologies (advanced manufacturing, machines and equipment), bio-economy and bio-refinery, health tech (biotechnology, e-health, health materials, silver economy), sustainable buildings, sustainable transportation systems, water technologies, IT solutions (cybersecurity, smart cities and agriculture), clean and renewable energy (photovoltaic, wind, hydrogen, methanization), and manufacturing (forging, casting, wood construction).
2-4 grants awarded
3-12 months in the Grand Est region
Starting date : from September 2020
The new Grand Est region (made up of the former regions of Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne, and Lorraine) has a strategic position in the heart of Europe, sharing a border with four countries (Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland). It is home to five universities, 35 engineering schools, six competitiveness clusters and a significant number of research centers. Its largest cities are Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Reims, Metz, Nancy, Troyes, and Châlons-en-Champagne.
The region's universities include:
€2,400-€2,800 per month depending on the city of placement. Additional €1,200 travel allowance for grantee only.
French language ability should be commensurate with the requirements of the project.
Many host institutions offer language courses.
We prefer candidates who intend to improve their French language skills.
Application deadline is September 19, 2019.
The application process is administered by the Institute of International Education. For further information and to apply, please consult the IIE's program page.
If you have not already established ties with a host institution in the region and are planning to solicit the required letter of invitation, click here for an electronic letter in PDF format from the Franco-American Commission explaining to potential hosts what the program is, how it is funded, and what the requirements for hosting would be.
Contact person: Charlotte Goodwin, Program Officer - US Grantees, Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange, (0033) 1 44 14 53 64, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grand Est is made up of Alsace, Lorraine, and Champagne-Ardennes. Major cities include Strasbourg, Mulhouse, Troyes, Metz, Nancy, Châlons-en-Champagne and Reims.
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