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The 2020 Thomas Jefferson Fund Call for Proposals is Now Open!

2020 Thomas Jefferson Fund

Created by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to encourage and support cooperation among promising young French and American scholars, to foster forward-looking collaborative research that addresses the most pressing global challenges.

The Thomas Jefferson Fund is considering proposals in the three following fields:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)    
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)       
  • Science for Society (interdisciplinary STEM-HSS projects)

Selected Franco-American projects will receive up to $ 20,000 over a period of 2 years.
In support of the Make Our Planet Great Again Initiative launched by President Emmanuel Macron in 2017, the Thomas Jefferson Fund is offering additional grants for research projects related to earth science, climate change, sustainability, and energy transition.

Priority will be given to innovative projects involving significant transatlantic mobility, collaborative research activities, the organization of joint workshops or conferences, the publication of joint articles, and the participation of younger doctoral researchers.

The grant is intended to cover expenses related to transnational mobility of researchers and their projects between France and the US. However, researchers are encouraged to obtain additional funding to cover other types of expenses necessary to the success of the project.

Proposals must be submitted jointly by an American and a French researcher who are at the beginning of their career in mid- to long-term positions at a research or higher education institution in the United States or in France (post-doctorate level, assistant or associate professor, maître de conférences or chargé de recherche). Applicants are not required to be citizens, but they must be legal residents of the U.S. or France.

Interested researchers are invited to apply here.

Deadline for the submission of the project proposals: February 24, 2020            
Estimated announcement of the selected projects: June 2020  
Estimated launch of the selected projects: July 2020

An overview of the Thomas Jeffereson Fund is availabe here. (A French version is also available.)

For questions, please contact the Thomas Jefferson Fund team: thomasjeffersonfund@ambafrance-us.org