Fulbright Program France┋Hauts-de-France Regional Award
APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2022
SCHOLARS SELECTED FOR THIS AWARD WILL BE REQUIRED TO:
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities.
- DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
- NUMBER OF RECIPIENTS: Up To 4
- AWARD START PERIOD: September 2023 - May 2024
- AWARD LENGTH: 3 months - 12 months
- FLEX OPTION: Yes
- DISCIPLINES: Projects are sought in all disciplines
Conduct research at any university or research center in the Hauts-de-France region. Major cities include: Lille, Amiens, Lens, Valenciennes, Arras, Compiègne, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Beauvais, and Dunkirk.
The region is known for its competitive research clusters, prestigious universities actively seeking international cooperation, and significant investment in economic development. Fourteen of its institutions make up a prestigious I-SITE (national funding for universities demonstrating excellence) in Lille with an overall focus on health studies, digital systems, and environmental/climate science.
The region is also developing its European influence via its participation in the EUNICE project, an alliance of seven universities (including the Université Polytechnique Hauts-de-France) working together to form the European University for Customised Education, a new educational model with increased inter-university mobility.
Applicant may propose an appropriate host
Universities or research centers in the French region of Hauts-de-France.
For a map of Hauts-de-France and more information about the region, see the following link. Grantees are expected to reside in Hauts-de-France.
The Hauts-de-France region is well known for its friendliness and warm welcome, affordable cost of living, beautiful extensive coastline, medieval architecture, large and lively cities of Lille and Amiens, the Louvre Lens Museum and First World War battle sites. The region is directly linked by high speed train to Paris, Brussels, and London.
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.
Flex grant parameters:
• Grant length: total grant length minimum six months, maximum nine months over two years; grant segment length minimum three months, maximum six months.
• Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years, with a maximum of one segment per year.
• Preference given for proposed grant periods during host institution's academic year.
• Conduct research in the area of specialization.
• In addition to their primary grant activities, Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.
The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over two or three short segments. Applicants must select Flex in the application form, and clearly describe their plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.
- GRANT SEGMENTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE CONDUCTED IN SUMMER MONTHS: No
- SEGMENTS MAY BE PROPOSED FOR UP TO A 2 YEAR PERIOD
- 2 OR 3 SEGMENTS MAY BE PROPOSED
- MAXIMUM LENGTH OF THE TOTAL GRANT IS 12 MONTH(S)
- MINIMUM LENGTH OF THE TOTAL GRANT IS 6 MONTH(S)
Areas of Interest
The Hauts-de-France region welcomes candidates in all disciplines: the hard and social sciences as well as the humanities.
It is known for its strengths in environmental and climate sciences, health, and artificial intelligence, among many other fields. Current research priorities for the region include multidisciplinary projects linking the humanities, biology and health; food science and bioeconomy; physics, chemistry and materials sciences; mathematics, computer science, climate science and energy transition; transportation (rail and automotive), computational sciences, cognitive science, and imaging.
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
A letter of invitation is required.
Invitation Requirement Additional Information
Candidates having difficulty obtaining an affiliation may contact the Fulbright Commission for assistance: Charlotte Goodwin at email@example.com.
Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient. However, feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION INFORMATION
Applicants at the postdoctoral level are also welcome to apply.
€3,000 (approx. $3,300) per month. 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 for Grantee
International travel allowance provided for grantee only. All research scholars receive a travel allowance of €1,200 (approx. $1,300). Flex grant travel stipend is a maximum of two round-trip travel allowance allocations of €1,200 each.
Estimated Cost of Living
A studio apartment in Lille, by way of example, has an average monthly rent of about 495 euros (approximately $556). A monthly public transportation pass costs 61 euros (about $68).
Special Award Benefits
Visa fees will be waived for Fulbright grantees and their accompanying dependents. The Fulbright Commission will provide support and guidance for the visa process.
Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.