Students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States
Up to four awards
10 months in France
Up to four awards are offered to students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States to pursue research for their thesis at the University of Bordeaux or the University Bordeaux Montaigne. Candidates may carry out research projects in any of the disciplines represented at the University of Bordeaux and the University Bordeaux Montaigne’s doctoral schools.
The University of Bordeaux is home to 56,000 students, with 8 doctoral schools, 70 research laboratories, 9 clusters of excellence, and 5 laboratories of excellence. The University was awarded the Campus of Excellence label by the French Government in 2011 for its performance in research and innovation in training.
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).
The candidate must be a doctoral candidate in the United States.
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.
It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with an institution or research unit attached to the University of Bordeaux or the University Bordeaux Montaigne. A letter of affiliation should be submitted with the application. The letter should be signed by the director of the research laboratory (“directeur du laboratoire”).
Candidates residing in France at the time of application are not eligible for consideration.
Interested candidates must apply to the Fulbright Student Program through the International Institute of Education (IIE) (http://us.fulbright.online.org) and select University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.
Deadline: October 12, 2021