Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust Fellowship

2019-2020 Deadline: September 21, 2018 at 5pm CST

The Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust seeks to promote friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and France, and secondarily between Americans and Europeans in general. This is achieved by supporting scholarly activities and exchanges which allow members of one society to learn more about the people and civilization of the other society.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applicants should be doctoral students whose research would benefit from an academic year in France.

Selection Criteria

Areas of interest to the Lurcy Foundation include the study and understanding of France, its language, culture, and civilization. This may be promoted either by scholarly study or by scholarly or cultural exchange between Europe and the United States.

Award Description

The award is a stipend in the amount of $25,000.

Application Components

The Lurcy competition runs concurrently with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program Fellowship competition. If a student applies to the Fulbright in France, he/she does not need to submit an additional application for the Lurcy. If the student is only applying to the Lurcy, then the following materials are required:

  • Completed and signed application form;
  • Statement of grant purpose (no longer than 2 pages, single-spaced);
  • Personal statement (no longer than 1 page, single-spaced);
  • Letter(s) of Affiliation from hosting institution(s) in France (not required, but strongly recommended);
  • 3 letters of recommendation, signed and on letterhead, sent electronically to Sara Mehta (;
  • Official transcripts from all degree-granting institutions attended by the applicant.


Contact Sara Mehta, Assistant Director of Fellowships in UChicagoGRAD.