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3 Fulbright-Université Paris-Saclay Doctoral Research Award

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Doctoral
Grant Period
Fall Start
Grant Length
8-10 Months
Award Type
Special Study/Research
Award Profile

Up to three awards are offered to students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States to pursue research for their thesis at the Université Paris-Saclay. Candidates may carry out research projects in any of the disciplines represented at Université Paris-Saclay.

Université Paris-Saclay brings together ten constituent faculties and institutes (5 faculties, 3 vocational training institutes, an Engineering School, and an Observatory of the Sciences of the Universe), four component-institutions (AgroParisTech, CentraleSupélec, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, ENS Paris-Saclay), the Institute of Higher Scientific Studies (IHES), two member-associated universities (UVSQ and UEVE), and laboratories shared with major national research organizations (CEA, CNRS, Inrae, Inria, Inserm, and Onera). It offers a complete and varied range of training courses, from undergraduate degrees to PhDs, recognized for their quality thanks to the reputation and commitment of its teaching staff.

Located south of Paris, on a vast territory (from Paris to Orsay, via Evry and Versailles), Université Paris-Saclay benefits from a strategic geographical and socio-economic position enhanced by its international visibility. Cutting-edge, with a predominantly scientific focus but also recognized for its training in human and social sciences, Université Paris-Saclay operates on a protected natural site, close to Paris, and at the heart of a dynamic ecosystem.

With 65,000 students, 9,000 academic staff members and 11,000 technical and administrative staff members, Université Paris-Saclay is a driving force for the development of its region and one of the best institutions in the world.

Grant Length
8-10 Months
Grant Period
Fall Start

The grant period will be from September 1 to June 30.

In-Country Orientation

Grantees will be required to attend a mandatory 1- to 2-day in-country orientation in late September or early October, and a 2-day mid-year conference in February (organized by the Fulbright Commission in France).

Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country NOT permitted in year prior to grant
Indicate how many months is considered residency:
9 Months

Doctoral candidates must not have obtained their PhD before completing the proposed Fulbright grant period in France. Otherwise, they should plan on applying to the scholar program.

Accepted Degree Levels
  • Doctoral
Special Application Instructions

In the Fulbright online application, please select Université Paris-Saclay Doctoral Research Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.

Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

French language proficiency is recommended, commensurate with the requirements of the project. In the Fulbright online application, applicants should include the Language Self-Evaluation and a Foreign Language Evaluation by a professional language instructor in relation to their language proficiency.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research:
Graduate Degree Enrollment:
Independent Study/Research:
Letter required for independent study or research at deadline

It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with an institution or research unit attached to the Université Paris-Saclay. A letter of affiliation should be submitted with the application.

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Affiliation Fees/Tuition covered in grant benefits
Dependent financial support is NOT available
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