Georges Lurcy Fellowship


January 15th - campus deadline


This fellowship is open to graduate students who expect to be enrolled next year and whose research requires a year in France. The amount of the fellowship stipend is currently $25,000. The Graduate School may nominate one well-qualified student to the fellowship sponsors.


Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The student will be chosen without preference as to field of study or department, provided that the subject matter is uniquely French and requires study in France for an academic year. The program strongly encourages applicants whose research has contemporary relevance in French political, legal and social issues.

Application Procedure

Interested students should submit the following information via email to Elaine Willey:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Transcripts (undergraduate and current graduate)
  • Statement of proposed research
    • 5 pages maximum, 12-pt font, double-spaced
    • Include an estimated timeline of your proposed research
    • Include why you need to be in France
    • Please keep in mind that non-specialists will be reviewing your statement
    • No bibliography or citations necessary
  • Letters of recommendation from the director of graduate studies and student's primary adviser

The Graduate School will review all applications and send one applicant forward to the Georges Lurcy Charitable Educational Trust as our nomination. Depending on the number of applications, the Fellowship Subcommittee of the Faculty Committee on the Graduate School may be used to evaluate the applications in order to come to a final recommendation.