This grant provides support for an academic year of doctoral dissertation research conducted in France. The annual stipend offered is $25,000. All disciplines are welcome to apply, although the topic should be uniquely French and make a stay in France necessary.

University of Chicago students apply through UChicagoGRAD Fellowships. Contact Kevin Doherty at as early as possible to receive the application and discuss the application process. The competition runs concurrently with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and requires a short interview with a faculty committee in order for applicants to be considered for nomination for the fellowship.

Application Process

Students applying to the Lurcy Trust Fellowship are required to participate in the Fulbright US Student Program campus nomination process.

Lurcy applicants who are not applying to Fulbright should use the alternative application form, and must otherwise follow the same steps in the Fulbright campus nomination process.

Application Timeline

First deadline: September 1, 2024 at 4pm Central Time

Purpose: confirm intent to apply to Lurcy, required in order to participate in campus nomination process

Materials due:

1 ) statement of grant purpose uploaded to Canvas site
2 ) personal statement uploaded to Canvas site


Second deadline: September 15, 2024 at 4pm Central Time

Purpose: campus interview committees require complete applications in order to proceed with interviews

Materials due:

1 ) letters of recommendation, language evaluations, and letters of affiliation submitted to Fulbright IIE application portal
2 ) complete application uploaded and submitted to Fulbright IIE application portal, including short answer questions and essays


Final deadline: Tuesday, October 8, 2024 at 4pm Central Time

Materials due:

1 ) complete application submitted to Fulbright IIE application portal



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