Fulbright Study Research Grants

Fulbright-Université Paris-Saclay Doctoral Research Awards

Students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States  

Up to three awards

10 months in France

Up to three awards are offered to students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States to pursue research for their thesis at Université Paris-Saclay. Candidates may carry out research projects in any of the disciplines represented at Université Paris-Saclay.

Université Paris-Saclay brings together ten constituent faculties and institutes (5 faculties, 3 University Institutes of Technology and a University Engineering School and an Observatory of the Sciences of the Universe), four component-institutions (AgroParisTech, CentraleSupélec, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, ENS Paris-Saclay), a recognized non-profit research organization (IHES), two member-associated universities (UVSQ and UEVE), and laboratories shared with major national research organizations (CEA, CNRS, Inrae, Inria, Inserm, and Onera). It offers a complete and varied range of training courses from undergraduate degrees to PhDs, recognized for their quality thanks to the reputation and commitment of its teaching staff.

Located south of Paris, on a vast territory (from Paris to Orsay, via Evry and Versailles), Université Paris-Saclay benefits from a strategic geographical and socio-economic position enhanced by its international visibility. Cutting-edge, with a predominantly scientific focus but also recognized for its training in human and social sciences, Université Paris-Saclay operates on a classified and protected natural site, close to Paris, and at the heart of a dynamic ecosystem.

With 65,000 students, 9,000 academic staff members and 11,000 technical and administrative staff members, Université Paris-Saclay is a driving force for the development of its territory and one of the best institutions in the world.

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GRANT PERIOD
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The grant period will be from September 1 to June 30.

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).

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CANDIDATE PROFILE
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The candidate must be a doctoral candidate in the United States.

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DO I NEED TO SPEAK FRENCH?
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French language proficiency is recommended if it is necessary to complete the project. 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.

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AFFILIATION
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It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with an institution or research unit attached to Université Paris-Saclay. A letter of affiliation should be submitted with the application.

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INELIGIBILITY
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Candidates residing in France at the time of application are not eligible for consideration.

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HOW DO I APPLY?
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Interested candidates must apply to the Fulbright Student Program through the International Institute of Education (IIE) (http://us.fulbright.online.org) and select Université Paris-Saclay Doctoral Research Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.

Deadline: October 13, 2020

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