2-4 awards granted
6-12 months in France
Graduating college seniors, recent graduates, master's, and Ph.D.-level candidates interested pursuing studies and/or research at ENS Paris-Saclay in the following fields are eligible to apply: fundamental sciences, engineering sciences, and social sciences and humanities.
Two to four awards of 6 to 12 months each are offered to pursue a master's degree or research at the Ecole normale supérieure (ENS) Paris-Saclay (previously ENS Cachan) in the fundamental sciences, engineering sciences, social sciences, and humanities. ENS Paris-Saclay is a leading institution of higher education with a mission to train professors, researchers, and graduate-level course instructors. The institution's 12 teaching departments and 14 research units are dedicated to training students through research-orientation master's programs, 75% of whom go on to pursue doctoral studies. ENS Paris-Saclay is a founding member of Université Paris-Saclay, a world-class research university encompassing 13 other institutions of higher education and research.
Grants are awarded for a minimum duration of 6 months and a maximum duration of 12 months. Grant periods may vary for independent research projects.
Grants will generally begin on September 1 through June 30 for university attendance.
Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).
Approximately €1000 per month and a full tuition waiver from ENS Paris-Saclay. An additional €500 per month from the Franco-American Commission, as well as a €1,200 travel allowance.
French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. Sponsored language courses are not offered by the Fulbright program in France; however, language courses are offered by ENS Paris-Saclay to selected grantees. In the Fulbright online application, applicants should include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.
ENS Paris-Saclay delivers 8 master’s programs in English and there are 4 master’s programs delivered in both French and English. An intermediate knowledge of French is required for candidates interested in pursuing coursework in French. A basic knowledge of French may be sufficient for candidates proposing scientific research projects.
It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with ENS Paris-Saclay. Applicants are required to first contact the ENS Paris-Saclay International Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on the procedure to apply for the ENS Paris-Saclay international scholarship.
A letter of affiliation signed by the relevant supervisor at ENS Paris-Saclay should be submitted with the application for applicants pursuing both degree-seeking and research projects. Applicants enrolling in a degree seeking program must apply to ENS Paris-Saclay as well once they have been confirmed as Fulbright grantees.
The application deadline is October 13, 2020. See https://us.fulbrightonline.org/ for details.