Fulbright Program France┋Hauts-de-France Regional Award (Junior Research)

Grant Activity

Conduct research in area of specialization.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is a public diplomacy initiative designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities.

Grants may begin any time after September 2018.

Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines

The Hauts-de-France region welcomes candidates in the hard and social sciences as well as the humanities, including museum conservation, culture and preservation and visual art creation (Louvre Lens and 200 regional museums).

The following are priority areas for the region:

  • STEM multidisciplinary projects involving biology, health, physics, chemistry, math and computer science
  • Environmental sciences and impact studies on air, water, soil, energetic transitions (renewable energies, energy production and storage, eco-mobility, intelligent energy networks)
  • Rail and car transportation
  • Materials studies
  • Advanced technologies of information and communication
  • Cognitive science
  • Ethics
  • Industrial societies
  • Economic systems


Hauts-de-France universities or research centers. Grantees are expected to reside in the region of the award.

Application Requirements

  • A letter of invitation is preferred
  • French language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project.

Applicant Profile

  • Open to U.S. academics only
  • Intended for postdocs and early-career researchers. Scholars must have at least 18 months professional experience but should be within five years of their terminal degree.

Additional Comments

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 at Lille. The arts are also strongly supported in the region, as illustrated by the Louvre Lens museum in the city of Lens.

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, environmental sciences, and microelectronics, the Hauts-de-France region offers a wide variety of research opportunities.


€2,400-€2,800 per month depending on the city of placement. There is no allocation for accompanying dependents. Applicants are responsible for finding their own housing, although some host institutions may facilitate the process. The Euraxess network can also help with housing and local logistics.

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance

International travel allowance provided for grantee only. All research scholars receive a travel allowance of €1,200.

Special Award Benefits

Visa fees will be waived for Fulbright grantees and their accompanying dependents.

Please refer to the figures above for an estimate of Fulbright award benefits. Benefits may include a base stipend, living and housing allowances, and additional one-time allowances. Benefits may vary based on a scholar's current academic rank (or professional equivalent), the city of placement, the type of award (teaching, teaching/research, or research), and the number of and duration of stay of accompanying dependents. In most cases, dependent housing and living allowances will not be provided to Flex grantees. Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the 2018-2019 academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.

Application date
Up to 12 months, renewable
Social sciences