The Commission provides grants to French and American students (graduate and post-graduate levels), young professionals, and scholars wishing to expand their educational experience during a year in the host country.

20 Fulbright Full Grants
4 Fulbright-Ecole normale supérieure-Cachan Awards
1 Lusk Memorial Fellowship
5 Fulbright/French Government Teaching Assistantships
50 French Government Teaching Assistantships

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The Franco-American Commission is pleased to announce the following distinguished chair opportunities. Each proposal is for one specific academic semester only. Interested candidates should submit a formal letter of invitation from one of the participating institutions.

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U.S-French Teachers-in-Training Program

Deadline: Jun 04, 2009

Funding Amount: Expected Number of Awards: 1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $375,000

Eligibility: Public and State controlled institutions of higher education; Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; Others

Grant Summary:
The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Branch in the Office of Global Educational Programs of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA/A/S/X) announces an open competition for the U.S.-French Teachers-in-Training Program. Accredited, U.S. post-secondary educational institutions meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to administer a threemonth teacher exchange program for U.S. and French beginning teachers. The program will provide approximately 25 French pre-service teachers with a three week orientation to American history, culture and society, provided through seminars in an academic setting, and a nine-week practical component, provided through practice teaching experience under the guidance of experienced mentor teachers at a U.S. secondary school. The program will also integrate a professional development seminar with other program activities throughout the practical teaching period. Proposals should document strong contacts with local school districts in the United States to demonstrate the ability to provide the practical student-teaching component for French pre-service teachers. Proposals should also demonstrate the ability to conduct a substantive professional development seminar in an academic setting.

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    September 2007-January 2008

Field: Economics, Finance or Mathematics

Subfields: Financial markets microstructure,
Corporate finance, Financial mathematics

Host Institution:
University Paris IX Dauphine and one or more of the following research centers will welcome and collaborate with the distinguished chair:

DRM Cereg (Dauphine Recherches en Management)

CEREMADE (Centre de Recherche en Mathématiques de la décision)

IFD (Institut Finance-Dauphine)
University Paris IX Dauphine is a multi-disciplinary university exemplary in the fields of Management, Mathematics, Economics and Computer Sciences. Its faculty members are among the best in their respective fields at the French as well as at the European level. University Paris IX Dauphine’s Masters programs in finance are consistently ranked among the top French universities. Finance is one of the major subjects of interest with particular emphasis on Mathematical finance, Corporate finance, Financial microstructure and Behavioral finance. For detailed information on current course offerings at the Licence, Masters and Doctoral level, please consult the following website: http://www.dauphine.fr/LesEtudes/offredeformation.html.

Teaching Responsibilities:
A two-hour research seminar per week at doctoral level
A two-hour seminar per month at master’s level
Other responsibilities:
Three lectures to be given outside the host institution
(to be organized by the host institution)
Language Required: English

Contact person at the host institution:

Professor Elyès Jouini:
Contact at the Franco-American Commission:
Dr. Amy Tondu, Head of the American Section:
+33 1 44 14 53 64 (except Wednesdays).

    January 2008-June 2008

Field: Political Science

Subfields: Comparative Politics

Host Institution:
Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix en Provence
CSPC (Center for Comparative Political Science)

Aix-en-Provence is the historical capital of Provence at the heart of Mediterranean France, a cosmopolitan university city set in the world-famous landscapes of Cézanne and within easy reach of the Alps and the French Riviera. Institut d’Etudes Politiques d’Aix-en-Provence is affiliated with the University Paul Cézanne Aix-Marseille III. Established in 1956, it is one of a network of 9 Instituts d’Etudes Politiques in France including those in Bordeaux, Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Paris, Rennes, Strasbourg, and Toulouse. The Institut d’Etules Politiques d’Aix en Provence offers courses in: International Relations, Political Science, Economics and Finance, Public Law & Public Administration, Public Policy and European Studies.
Center for Comparative Political Science (CSPC), under the direction of Gilles Massardier, has made it possible during the last ten years for specialists on the Arab and Muslim world, on Latin America and on Europe, to exchange their concepts, to compare paradigms and to discuss common issues. With a highly qualified team and a restructured research program; the CSPC intends to deepen and widen these collective research dynamics. The program focuses on comparative analysis of public action, be it on the study of “local political life” in various regions, or on the forms of “political contentious actions” as it pertains to the behaviour of modern mobilized groups. Its ambition is also to relaunch comparative research in France building on a network of partners, and to rapidly take its place among the best centers of comparative politics in Europe. Finally, the center is dedicated to serve as a support for the Post Graduate and Ph.D. training in comparative political science.

Teaching Responsibilities: Two courses (24 hours each) per semester at masters level

Themes : American Government and impact of globalization on politics

Research: Participation in the monthly research seminar on globalization, regionalization, democratization.
Other responsibilities:
One workshop in the Institute’s Comparative politics summer session
(held in June of every year)
Three lectures to be given outside the host institution
(to be organized by the host institution)
Language Required: English and French

Contact person at the host institution:

Professor Daniel Louis Seiler
Contact at the Franco-American Commission:
Dr. Amy Tondu, Head of the American Section
+ 33 1 44 14 53 64 (except Wednesdays).

Dernière modification : 24/04/2009

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