4 Fulbright-University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Awards
Accepted Degree LevelsDoctoral
Grant PeriodSeptember Start
Up to four awards are offered to students enrolled in a doctoral program in the United States to pursue research for their thesis at the University of Bordeaux or the University Bordeaux Montaigne. Candidates may carry out research projects in any of the disciplines represented at the University of Bordeaux and the University Bordeaux Montaigne’s doctoral schools.
The University of Bordeaux is home to 56,000 students, with 8 doctoral schools, 70 research laboratories, 9 clusters of excellence, and 5 laboratories of excellence. The University was awarded the Campus of Excellence label by the French Government in 2011 for its performance in research and innovation in training.
Grant Length: 10 Months
The grant period will be from September 1 to June 30.
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).
Accepted Degree Levels
Foreign Language Proficiency
Additional Information: 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
It is the applicant's responsibility to secure affiliation with an institution or research unit attached to the University of Bordeaux or the University Bordeaux Montaigne. A letter of affiliation should be submitted with the application. The letter should be signed by the director of the research laboratory (“directeur du laboratoire”).
Dual citizens of this country are eligible
Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant
Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright online application, please select University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Award from the Award Name drop-down menu.