The Chateaubriand Fellowship program is designed for doctoral students enrolled in an American university who wish to achieve part of their doctoral research in a French laboratory for a period of four to ten months. The Office of Science and Technology funds the compensation (1400 euros per month), travel expenses, and health insurance. Priority will be given to candidates who seek to establish a joint direction of their thesis with a French host university. All fields of science, technology and health are eligible. The required level of French remains at the discretion of the host laboratory.
The deadline for applications is February 1, 2012. (The research stay can begin from September 1, 2011 to April 1, 2013.)
More information and registration may be found on the Chateaubriand Fellowship website.
François-René de Chateaubriand (1768-1848), in whose honor the fellowship was named, was a French writer, politician, diplomat, and historian. He is considered the father of Romanticism in French literature and beyond. (And yes, the Chateaubriand steak is named for him as well, thanks to his personal chef, who created that particular dish.)