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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, hold a bachelor’s degree, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicants are encouraged to contact the Fulbright Program Adviser at their most recent alma mater to inquire if the institution can support alumni/ae through the application process. If not, non-enrolled applicants are welcome to apply at “at-large” candidates.

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.

Please visit the Getting Started page for 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. 

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U.S. Faculty/Staff/Professionals

If you are a U.S. citizen and faculty or staff at a U.S. institution, or professional interested in applying, please visit the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to come 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

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4 Fulbright-University of Bordeaux Doctoral Research Awards

Accepted Degree Levels
Doctoral
Grant Period
10 Months
PDO
No Pre-Departure Orientation
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

10 Months

10 Months

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

Pre-Departure Orientation

No Pre-Departure Orientation

Arrival Orientation

Mandatory

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

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”).

Ineligibility

Candidates residing in France at the time of application are not eligible for consideration.

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 Commission/U.S. Embassy Website

http://fulbright-france.org/en

Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact

Charlotte Goodwin