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Chateaubriand Fellowships

Fellowships for Israel PhD Students and
Scientists to Conduct Research in France

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Fellowships for young Israel scientists who are currently studying for a PhD or who have completed their PhD to pursue research in France. Fellows may conduct research in any science-related field, including exact sciences, life sciences, medicine, humanities, and social sciences.

In addition to receiving funding, fellows will benefit from the advantages available to French students, including social security, access to university restaurants, lodgings on campus, and more. Moreover, Chateaubriand Fellows are advised and helped by the French Consulate to obtain information about the conditions of entry and their stay in France.

The research will be carried out in a French University, a School of Engineering, or a Public Research Laboratory.

The most important criterion of selection are excellent academic background of the candidate, scientific quality of the project, scientific quality of the host team, interest of the project for the French-Israeli scientific cooperation over the long term. The jury, composed of Israeli and/or French university professors under the chairmanship of the Scientific Attaché, pays close attention to the reference letters.

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GrantWatch ID#: 150941

Estimated Size of Grant:

Chateaubriand fellowships in a few figures:

- 1060€ per month for PhD student
- 1704€ per month for post-doc
- 12 months of free health insurance provided by Campus France, a French organization that takes care of your travel, your stay, and your allowance.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility:

- Applicants must have the Israeli citizenship;
- Applicants must have been accepted or invited by a French university, laboratory or research institute;


- All disciplines are eligible (i.e., exact sciences, life sciences, medicine, humanities, and social sciences).

Age Requirements:

- For post-doc, candidate should be born after October 1, 1978 and obtained his/her doctorate after October 1, 2013.
- For PhD students, candidate should be born after October 1, 1983.

Diploma Origin:

- For post-doc, candidate should have an Israeli PhD.
- For PhD students, candidate should have an Israeli Master (if the PhD is done in France), ormust be registered for doctorate studies in an Israeli university.

Pre-Application Information:

The call for proposals “Chateaubriand 2018-2019″ will be open on January, the 15th, 2018.

Please Note:

- The monthly allowance is payable in France and is not taxable.

- At the end of your fellowships period in France, a report to the French Embassy in Israel is required regarding your stay in France (i.e., scientific significance, probable future developments, comments on the reception/hospitality, etc.). This document should be sent before the end of your fellowship.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For information regarding other fellowships and/or studies in France, please contact Mrs. Esther Levy at 03-7968035 or at, who is in charge of Campus France at the French Embassy.

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