These may be held post-MacCracken, but students may prefer to apply for a specific research purpose,
e.g. to study in France, and then return to New York to complete their dissertation with the benefit of the last year(s) of their MacCracken Fellowship. Consult the Director of Graduate Studies and Graduate Aide about how best to manage the financial options.
Georges Lurcy Fellowship
Description: Through its Georges Lurcy Fellowship Program, the Georges Lurcy Charitable and Educational Trust seeks to assist promising scholars and leaders at the graduate-school level in pursuing their education and careers and thereby to promote educational exchange and understanding between the United States and France. A Lurcy Fellowship Program has been established at New York University to be administered by the Department, although
students from other departments are encouraged to apply. One dissertation fellowship will be awarded for one year in an amount to cover adequately educational costs, expenses of travel, and living expenses in France. In awarding the Lurcy Fellowship the Lurcy Trustees are looking primarily at the quality of the students, which should be of the highest rank, and the fruitfulness of the research topic which should be uniquely French and available only in France. To that end, the Lurcy Trustees invite the broadest range of topics without exclusion of any field of study or preference as to any department. All Lurcy fellows will submit a report to the Lurcy Trustees concerning the results of their research in France upon return to the United States.
Qualifications: Candidates for the award must be currently enrolled advanced PhD students. Awards will be based on academic merit, but all qualities of leadership will be recognized.
Amount: $25,000 (2017 – 18 amount)
Application: The application dossier consists of: a 3-5 page statement describing the project, its scholarly importance, and the reason why research must be pursued in France; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; transcripts or academic reports of all graduate and undergraduate school work. Candidates must submit a dossier to the Department’s Lurcy Fellowship Committee, consisting of members of the Department of French Literature, Thought and Culture and a professor from the Institute of French Studies. The selected dossier will be subject to review by the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science, after which it will be forwarded to the Lurcy Trustees for a final review and selection. Dates: Application deadline is March 30, 2020.
Description: The French Government awards about 20 scholarships a year to PhD candidates enrolled in an American university. The purpose of the Chateaubriand Fellowship is to foster FrancoAmerican academic partnerships and relationships. Your field of study at a French research institution may be any discipline in the humanities or social sciences.
Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled in a post-graduate program at an American university and not be a citizen of France. Please note that the Department does not limit the number of applicants for this award.
Amount: A monthly stipend of 1500€ for a period of nine months; health insurance; a round trip ticket to France; an equivalent of over 30 days of per diem fees for traveling in France for research purposes.
Application: The Chateaubriand Fellowship has an online application:
<http://humanities.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/> You must submit: application form, typed; 3 - 5 page dissertation proposal, double-spaced and in 10 - 12 point font ; official transcript ; letter of recommendation from your dissertation advisor ; letter of
recommendation / letter of support of your research from a professor in a French university or a researcher associated with an institution in France. If you have trouble finding a contact in France, please speak to your dissertation advisor for suggestions or search for the contact information of a French professor (a person employed by a French university or research institution) whose academic work you admire on <http://www.education.gouv.fr> or on <http://www.pagesjaunes.fr>
Dates: Call goes out in mid-October. Applications are due in early January. Awards will be announced in mid-April.
Description: Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, and administered by the Institute for International Education (IIE), the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, developing professionals and artists to conduct career-launching study and research abroad.
Application: For the Fulbright U.S. Student program website, please visit:
<http://www.fulbrightonline.org> Note: Current graduate students will apply through a NYU-wide institutional review process, outlined <http://gsas.nyu.edu/financialsupport/fellowships/fullbright.html> Alumni may elect to apply through NYU or at-large.
Dates: Applications open in May. NYU internal deadline is early-September. Application is due to mid-October.
Fulbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Program
Description: This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries in modern foreign languages and area studies for a period of 6-12 months. Note: Projects in Western Europe are not supported.
Amount: Discretionary grants ranging from $15,000 - $60,000, averaging $36,000 (2012 – 13 estimated amounts).
Application: <http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/index.html> Initial application is made to GSAS for internal review <http://gsas.nyu.edu/financial-support/fellowships/fulbrighthays.html>. Please upload your application electronically, and then submit your signed hard-copy original and two copies to the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs at 6 Washington Square North, 2nd Floor.
Date: NYU will have two internal deadlines, the first is for students who would like to receive feedback. The first deadline is late February and the second is early March. Applications due to the U.S. Department of Education mid-April.
Bourses Jeanne Marandon
Description: Fellowship awarded annually for study and research in France or Québec by the Société des Professeurs Français et Francophones d’Amérique. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, be affiliated with an American college or university, become members of the SPFFA at the time of their application and have a sufficient command of spoken and written French to pursue their proposed studies and/or research. Applications in all disciplines are considered, but applicants in literature, art, music, history, social sciences and communications have priority. Candidates not yet having studied or pursued a research project in the country for which they are applying also have priority.
Amount: $20,000 (US). The exact stipend depends on the academic level of the proposed project and the length of stay requested; summer and one-semester fellowships are pro-rated accordingly and payable shortly before the beginning of the fellowship period.
Application: See <http://www.spffa-us.org/Bourses.html> for application procedure. To ensure candidates’ membership in the SPFFA, all 2014-15 Marandon Fellowship applications must be accompanied by a check for $20, payable to the SPFFA.
Dates: Call goes out in the Fall, applications are due in early December.
Walter Jensen Fellowship
Description: The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship is awarded for at least six months of study in France. The
purpose of the award is to help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature and culture and in the study of standard French in the United States.
Qualifications: Candidates must be U.S. citizens under the age of 40 who can demonstrate their career does or will involve active use of the French language. They must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution with a 3.0 minimum GPA in French language and literature as a major. They must demonstrate superior competence in French, according to the standards established by the American Association of Teachers of French. The recipient must report to Phi Beta Kappa every two months in both English and French. At the end of the fellowship, the Fellow must submit a summary report in English and French, which may be submitted (preferably in French) to a scholarly publication such as The French Review. Preference may be given to members of Phi Beta Kappa and educators at the secondary school level or higher.
Amount: At least $10,000 stipend ($15,900 2017 amount), plus round-trip, economy-class ticket for the recipient to travel to France; some additional support may be available to those with dependents.
Application: See the Phi Kappa Beta website for the application procedures:
Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships
Description: Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships support graduate students who will study a modern language as an integral part of an academic program. FLAS applicants should have scholarly and professional interests that focus on a given geographic region and must demonstrate a strong commitment to the study of that region in their applications.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.
Academic Year FLAS fellowships will consist of 24 points of NYU tuition remission and a stipend of at least $15,000. Academic Year FLAS fellowships are for students engaged in a domestic or overseas program of full-time language and area or international studies coursework.
For projects in Western European languages,
<http://cems.as.nyu.edu/object/cems.grad.fellowships> [not administered since 2010]
For projects in Middle Eastern languages: <http://as.nyu.edu/neareaststudies/maprogram/scholarships-and-funding/foreign-language-and-area-studies-flasfellowships.html>
For projects in Latin American and Carribean languages:
<http://as.nyu.edu/clacs/academics/graduate/scholarships-and-funding/foreignlanguage-and-area-studies-fellowships-flas.html> Application: Refer to links above.
International Dissertation Research Fellowships <http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/idrffellowship/>for students enrolled in PhD humanities and humanistic social science programs at US universities, regardless of citizenship, to complete nine to twelve months of on-site research on non-US dissertation topics. Applications open mid-August; due in early November.
- Council on Library and Information Resources (Mellon) <http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon> Monthly stipends for nine to twelve months for research in humanities or related social sciences in original sources. Applications open in late summer; due in mid-November.
- American Association of University Women <http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educationalfunding-and-awards/> for women, both US citizens and non-citizens at various stages in their careers. Applications open August 1; application deadline mid-November.
- Ford Foundation Fellowships <http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/> for predoctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral research, for minority US citizens and US nationals. Applications open in September; due in mid-December.
- Belgian American Educational Foundation <http://www.baef.be/documents/home.xml> Fellowships for US citizens to study or research in Belgium, and for Belgian citizens to study in the US. Applications due in late October.
- Various century area society fellowships and prizes, including the Renaissance Society of America, the American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, and others.