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France-Stanford Programs

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies has for goal to bridge the disciplines of humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, business and law, addressing historical and contemporary issues of significance for France and the United States from a broad range of perspectives.


Fulbright Grants: cooperation program with the United States

The Franco-American Fulbright Commission has launched its annual call for applications within the framework of its programme intended for French candidates interested in mobility to the United States. The Fulbright Program offers grants to French students, PhD candidates, and researchers.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships

AAUW international fellowships aims to support women pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States, who are not U.S. citizens, and who intend to return to their home country to pursue a professional career. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2023.


Cooperation program with the United States: Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award

Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair Award aims to reinforce collaborative research between the United States and France by giving a French university the opportunity to invite an American professor/researcher and give him/her the opportunity to meet French colleagues, to organize and participate in conferences, and to interact with French graduate and PhD candidates in their discipline. Application deadline: September 15, 2022.


Going for a postdoc in North America: relive the webinar!

ABG hosted a webinar on April 17, 2020, dedicated to postdoctoral mobility in North America. Find the advice of our speakers on how to best prepare for this mobility.


Fr@NIH or Frenchpostdoc@NIH

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A group of French post-docs working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the area of Washington DC (Bethesda, Baltimore, Frederick - State of Maryland - USA).

San Francisco or the new American dream

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

(Pour consulter cet article en français, cliquez ici)


With 2.8 million inhabitants, 60,000 French residents (10,000 to 15,000 working in the high tech field) and an unemployment rate of 5.8%, San Francisco and the Bay Area, host large groups such as Google, Apple or Facebook, High Tech centers such as the Silicon Valley  and many startups with significant needs for qualified staff (Master and PhD levels).



Off the beaten track...

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

This is what could characterize the experience of Ethan Perlstein - reported in the electronic newsletter published by the French Embassy in the United States of February 21, 2014 – who after several years of a classic scientific career, realized that to carry out his project, to have his own team, he had to look outside the academic world.

Mobility and research in business

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

After studying macromolecular chemistry at the University of Lille 1 (France), Ludovic Marquant, specialist in polymer science, decides to do a PhD in Germany and to work on physical aspects of thin polymer films under confinement, before continuing his mobility experience in the United States in the framework of the VIE programme on conductive materials. Back in France, he now brings together his experience and skills on innovative projects for industries aiming to develop public-private partnerships.

Universities and Research Centers: Development actors of the Midwest

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A report published in July 2013 by the French Embassy in the United States, Office for Science and Technology. Authors: Magali Muller, International Volunteer, Adele Martial-Gros, Attaché for Science and Technology.

MIT-France Seed Fund

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Deadline for 2013-2014 Call for proposals: September 23, 2013.

Find a job in humanities and social sciences outside the academic world: luck or strategy?

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Studies in political sciences between France and Germany, PhD in Sweden with stays in the U.S. and Poland, then return to the native country, Germany.
Career path of Barbara Kunz, political scientist and currently project leader at the Geshagen Foundation (Berlin), which objective is to contribute to the debate on the political, economic and social future of Europe, its internal cohesion and its role in the world.

An international research experience within an European network

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

After a joint PhD between France and Italy, a stay in Greece, in the United States and in the UK, Eric Buchlin is currently a researcher at the Institute of Space Astrophysics, a CNRS laboratory and the University Paris-Sud, Orsay.

International mobility: a matter of anticipation and perseverance?

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Currently Researcher on skin cancer at Harvard (Boston, USA), Marina Kvaskoff developed very early her mobility project in Australia as part of her PhD in epidemiology and in the United States in the framework of a postdoc.

University and Entrepreneurship in the USA

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Between 2007 and 2011, companies founded or led by alumni of the six top U.S. universities have generated funds for more than $ 12 billion.

Call for French-US Projects

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) in France, NSF (National Science Foundation) and NIH (National Institutes of Health) in the United States launch a call for French-US research projects in computational neuroscience.
Deadline for submission of proposals: 2 November 2012.

Inaugural Global Summit on Merit Review...

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Heads of research councils from about 50 countries including France, released a statement of merit review principles and established a Global Research Council.

Science and Engineering Indicators?

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

The 2010 edition of this "American bible" is now available.

European Career Fair - ECF

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

An annual event for the recruitment of candidates from the best American universities by the most renowned European employers

Postdoctoral experience and training in the USA

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

The National Postodoctoral Association (NPA) and the new National Science Foundation (NSF) Research integrity requirement

Survey of Earned Doctorates in USA

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

2007 records fifth consecutive annual increase in US Doctoral Awards.

The National Science Foundation (NSF)

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

Opportunities for research and education funding in the United States in all areas of science and engineering.


Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A US database on over 1,000 grant programs and which provides access to approximately $400 billions in annual awards.


E. Jardin & C. Schoch

In July, Microsoft will open the doors to a new R&D center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by the Charles River.


E. Jardin & C. Schoch

Are you looking for a job in the United States in the field of life sciences?

Franklin - Lavoisier Prize

Laurent Cousin

Every two years, the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Philadelphia and the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie in Paris awards the Franklin-Lavoisier Prize. The deadline for filing applications is August 31, 2008.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2008 : The American bible

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

A volume of record comprising the major quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise.

International Career Fair 2007

Fabrice Martin

APEC, a major French agency specialized in executives' employment, will hold an international career fair on February 29 and March 1, 2008, in San Francisco.

Docteurs&Co #17

Fabrice Martin

The quarterly magazine for new PhDs who choose the world of companies. Featured in March issue: special report on young French biologists after they come back from the US.

Good to know

E. Jardin & C. Schoch

Selected websites on France US mobility.


So What Are You Going to Do with That?

René-Luc & C. Schoch

Not only French PhDs lack of knowledge on the company world. This book clearly shows that their American counterparts are in the same situation.

PhDs.org : A job portal for doctors

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

This web site provides Science, Math and Engineering Career Resources for scientistis and would-be scientists at all levels, from high school students through Nobel laureates.

Science Careers

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

The purpose of this web site? Being the world leader in scientific job in industry, academia and government. Quite simply.

What has become of them ?

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

You are interested in higher studies in the United States? Students who have used the services and advice of the Education Center USA testify…

The American Association for the Advancement of Science

Clarisse Faria-Fortecoëf

AAAS aims to develop science, engineering and innovation in particular by fostering international cooperation.

2004-2014 : Employment Forecast in the US

E. Jardin

Every two years, the Bureau of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Department of Labor prepares 10-year employment projections.


Fabrice Martin

The new job search website of Science Magazine and American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). Don't miss it.