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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

France

4 Fulbright-University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Doctoral
Grant Period
September Start
Award Profile

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 Period
September Start

Grant Length: 10 Months

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

Orientation
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).

Candidate Profile
Accepted Degree Levels
Doctoral
Foreign Language Proficiency
Recommended - Novice

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
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No
Affiliation
Letter required at deadline

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”).

Affiliation Fees/Tuition
Eligibility

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.

Dependents
Dependent support is not available
Fulbright Program Management Contact
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website
Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact