Chateaubriand Fellowships

UNE + FLIPSince 1988, the French government has been funding Chateaubriand Fellowships. Thanks to them, more than 150 Israeli students and scientists have had the opportunity to pursue research in France.

Far from being simple grant holders, Chateaubriand Fellows benefit from the advantages available to French students: 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.

Young Israeli scientists, who are currently studying for a Ph.D. or who have completed their Ph.D., may qualify for a Fellowship from the French Government to conduct research in France. Any field in Sciences and Medicine is relevant, other than Humanities and Social Sciences. The research will be carried out in a French University, a School of Engineering or a Public Research Laboratory. Excellence in academic achievements and of the scientific project is the most important selection criterion. The jury, composed of Israeli university professors under the chairmanship of the Scientific Attaché, pays close attention to the reference letters.

Chateaubriand fellowships in a few figures
– 2055€ per month for PhD student
– 2466€ per month for post-doc
– 12 months
– Health insurance provided by Campus France (French organization which takes care of your travel, your stay and your allowance)
– Flight ticket provided by Campus France



The call for proposals “Chateaubriand 2015-2016″ will open on September, 2014 | 03 796 80 46


Additional Information

The monthly allowance is payable in France and is not taxable. Expenses related to possible travel within France, required for properly carrying out the work intended, may be reimbursed, subject to the prior agreement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Lastly, a report to the French Embassy in Israel is required regarding your stay in France: Scientific significance, probable future developments, comments on the reception/hospitality, etc. This document should be sent before the end of your fellowship.