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Study Abroad Programs
Innovation Policy Internship Program

The Embassy of France in the United States offers American students from partner institutions the opportunity to engage in an 8-week internship program in France. The Innovation Policy Internship Program is designed to inspire a new generation of students committed to promoting innovation and change in the public sector. Read more about Innovation Policy Internship Program

Transatlantic Mobility Program

In May 2014 the U.S. Department of State and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated their support towards Franco-American student mobility through a joint declaration which led to the Transatlantic Friendship & Mobility Initiative. This joint declaration aims to strengthen the historic ties between the United States and France by diversifying and doubling the number of students from France and the United States studying abroad in both countries by 2025. Together with APLU and NAFSA, the Cultural Services and the Office for Science and Technology of the Embassy of France in the U.S. launch the Transatlantic Mobility Program with the aim to provide grants to colleges and universities which prioritize student mobility. Read more about Transatlantic Mobility Program

Chateaubriand HSS Fellowship Program

Chateaubriand Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) is a fellowship program offered by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US. It targets outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who seek to engage in research in France, in any discipline of the Humanities and Social Sciences for a period ranging 4 to 8 months. HSS Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a binational collaborative process involving expert evaluators from both countries. Read more about Chateaubriand HSS Fellowship Program

Gilman for France Scholarship

From May 2016, the Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant becomes "The French Embassy Benjamin Franklin - Generation Study Abroad Scholarship" and is integrated as a component of the Institute of International Education's Generation Study Abroad Campaign. IIE’s Generation Study Abroad aims to facilitate the participation of more U.S. students in an academic, internship, or service-learning experience abroad. As of January 2020, the grant becomes “Gilman for France”, as a shared effort from both the Government of the United States of America and the French Government on increasing and diversifying international student mobility. France has chosen the Gilman Program to target undergraduate students of limited financial means, traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. Read more about Gilman for France Scholarship

Community College in France

  The Cultural and Scientific Services of the French Embassy are pleased to offer study abroad opportunities through the Community College in France initiative. Community College in France seeks to give access to American students traditionally under-represented in study abroad programs. Read more about Community College in France

Research Grants
France-UT Endowed Excellence Fund

Established as a partnership with the Embassy of France in the United States, the France-UT Endowed Excellence Fund program supports scholarly collaborations in all disciplines between The University of Texas at Austin and institutions of higher learning in France.   Read more about France-UT Endowed Excellence Fund

Thomas Jefferson Fund

Created by the Embassy of France in the United States and the FACE Foundation, the Thomas Jefferson Fund supports collaboration among the most promising young French and American researchers. The Thomas Jefferson Fund aims to foster forward-looking collaborative research in the fields of Humanities and Social Sciences, of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and of Science for Society that addresses the most pressing global challenges. Read more about Thomas Jefferson Fund

Franco US Research Funds

The French ministry of Foreign Affairs has created endowments with several prestigious universities in the United States (UC Berkeley, Stanford University, The University of Chicago, MIT, Columbia University, UT Austin) to support research and academic collaborations between these universities and French institutions of Higher education and Research. Read more about Franco US Research Funds

France On Campus
France on Campus Awards

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy have launched the 6th edition of the France on Campus Awards to support student projects that explore French and Francophone culture throughout university communities in new and creative ways. Read more about France on Campus Awards

Centers of Excellence

The Centers of Excellence represent a support network for the Embassy of France, our closest partners enabling us to share experience, reflect upon the influence of French on US campuses and develop transatlantic relationship between universities. Read more about Centers of Excellence

Lafayette Debates

In 2013, the Embassy of France in the U.S. and the George Washington University first partnered to organize what would become The Lafayette Debates, a debate tournament that would invite students from top universities across the country to engage in discussions of policy and practice regarding important issues of the day. Read more about Lafayette Debates