The Chateaubriand fellowship program allows young scholars to broaden their experience and networks by spending several months at a French higher-education institution. The fellows will be able to engage in dissertation research and interact with a French mentor and scholars in any area of the humanities or social sciences.

Three types of fellowships are offered:

  • Fall Fellowship (4 months)
  • Spring Fellowship (4 months)
  • Year-long Fellowship (8 months)


  • You must be currently working on your PhD
  • You must be registered in an American university
  • US citizenship is not required; however, French citizens are not eligible
  • Your US and French advisors must agree to co-supervise part of your thesis

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