Chateaubriand Fellowships: You can apply for 2012-2013 session !

The Chateaubriand Fellowship Program is a program intended for PhD students registered in an American university who wish to conduct their research in a French laboratory for a 4 to 10 month period. The Office of Science and Technology of the French Embassy will provide a stipend (1,400 Euros a month) and cover the cost of travel and student health insurance.

Priority will be given to the candidates who will seek a “double degree” (cotutelle) with the French host universityAll disciplines in Sciences, Technology and Health are eligible. Knowledge of French is not mandatory.

The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2012, and the fellowship can begin on any date from September 1st, 2012, to April 1st, 2013.

More information and application:    http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org

International Master SERP-Chem (Erasmus Mundus)

The International Master SERP-Chem is a two-year programme in Surface, Electro, Radiation, and Photo-Chemistry with elements of Management, Business, Innovation and Valorisation, Communication and Patent law.

The Master SERP-Chem aims at training students in the most performing experimental and theoretical tools used and developed in chemistry, and to become the topmost researchers and managers in areas of great relevance such as :
- green chemistry based on photon-induced reactions,

- nanomedicine and renewable energies, applications of radiations,

- catalysis and industrial processes based on innovative surface treatments and modification.

- environment concerns

An intensive summer school allows students to develop entrepreneurial skills.

The programme promotes mobility and interdisciplinarity. The students will attend lecture in at least two different countries of their choice : France, Italy, Poland, Portugal. A 6 months master thesis will be performed during the last semester. In order to encourage networking, the thesis will be co-supervised by two professionals in Europe and in the home country. The language of instruction and examination is English. Language and civilization courses are compulsory.

To ensure an optimal learning environment, the ratio professor/student is close to 2. The host institutions offer tutors to help in the social integration of the participants (tutors, visas, accommodation, cultural activities).

Students will be awarded a multiple diploma with a joint diploma supplement.

The admission criteria is the bachelor degree (180 ECTS or equivalent) in Chemistry or Physics with English skills.

The application must be submitted online (SERP-Chem.eu) before November 30, 2010 in order to compete for European (Erasmus Mundus) scholarships (1000€/month).

Scholars are welcome to apply.

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Eiffel scholarships

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programme in January 1999 to support French centres of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and PhD courses.

2011/2012 Session timetable

* Application forms put online: 27 September 2010
* Deadline for reception of applications by Égide: 7 January 2011
* Announcement of results: week of 21 March 2011

Rules

* Eiffel Programme guide – 2011/2012 Session PDF format (in french only)
* Eiffel Programme guide – 2010/2011 Session PDF format (in french only)

Application documents

* Master under PDF format (in french only)
* Doctorat under PDF format (in french only)

Quality Chart

* Quality chart under PDF format (in french only)

Evaluation chart

* Evaluation chart under PDF format (in french only)

Contact
Égide – Programme Eiffel
28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
75010 Paris
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