Fulbright Program France┋Hauts-de-France Regional Award

For postdoctoral researchers and associate-, assistant-, and full-professors in the hard and social sciences as well as the humanities (see "Preferred specializations" below)

  • 2-4 grants awarded
  • 3-12 months in the Hauts-de-France region
  • Starting date : any time after September 2020

Situated at the heart of the "Golden Triangle" of London, Paris and Brussels, the Hauts-de-France region (a result of the merger of the Nord-Pas de Calais and Picardie regions) boasts a long-standing tradition in research. Take, for example, Louis Pasteur, who in 1856 was the first dean of the Faculty of Sciences in Lille. The Region is now committed in the Third Industrial Revolution named REV3 (Circular economy, Energy, Additive Manufacturing, Smart cities).

Engineering, life sciences, humanities, social sciences and multidisciplinary research centers in Hauts-de-France have a national and international reputation. Proof of the enduring commitment to research in the region includes the rapid development of a multitude of fields, available facilities and the number of important publications and honors awarded to its many scholars and laboratories.

With the development of priority fields such as ground transportation, production and communications, engineering, biology & health sciences, food processing industries, energy, and microelectronics, the Hauts-de-France region offers a wide variety of research opportunities.


The region's universities and research centers include:

  • Université de Lille 1
  • Université de Lille 2
  • Université de Lille 3
  • Université d'Artois
  • Université Littoral Côte d'Opale
  • Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut-Cambrésis
  • Université Catholique de Lille
  • Université de Picardie Jules Verne
  • Université de Technologie de Compiègne

Preferred specializations

The Hauts-de-France region welcomes candidates in the hard and social sciences as well as the humanities, including Planet, Health and Intelligence issues. The priority areas for the region are multidisciplinary projects including humanities and involving crosscutting fields in the following : Biology and Health; Food; Physics, Chemistry and Materials sciences; Math and Computer science; Energy, Transport (rail and new cars); Digital, Image and Cognitive science.


Research Scholar Award: €2,800 per month. Additional travel allowance of €1,200.

Post-doc/early career: minimum €2,200 per month. Additional travel allowance of €1,200.

Short-term Flex grants for research spread over short segments are available during the fall and/or spring semesters (between September and July). Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including project timeline. More information on Flex description.

Do I have to speak French?

French language ability should be commensurate with the requirements of the project.

Many host institutions offer language courses.

We prefer candidates who intend to improve their French language skills.

How do I apply?

The application deadline is September 16, 2019.

The application process is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. For further information and to apply, please consult the IIE's program page.

If you have not already established ties with a host institution in the region and are planning to solicit the required letter of invitation, click here for an electronic letter in PDF format from the Franco-American Commission explaining to potential hosts what the program is, how it is funded, and what the requirements for hosting institutions would be.

Contact person: Charlotte Goodwin, Program Officer - US Grantees, Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange, (0033) 1 44 14 53 64, cgoodwin@fulbright-france.org

Application date
3-12 months
Social sciences