CALLS FOR PROJECTS
Blinken European Institute – Alliance Program Collaborative Teaching Grant (2013-2014)
This call for applications invites faculty to submit proposals for a jointly taught
course on modern and contemporary Europe. We encourage innovative formats.
The Blinken Institute and the Alliance Program will provide up to $10,000 for
travel, materials, technological support, and other expenses in the creation and
teaching of the course.
More information is available in the
Call for Applications for 2013-2014.
Calls for Joint Projects
Application deadline: March 25, 2013.
The Alliance Calls for Joint Projects are intended to support
transatlantic projects of the highest quality, both in scientific research
and collaborative teaching efforts, between faculty members of all disciplines
within the Alliance network. The Alliance Calls for Joint Projects aim to promote new
efforts in joint research proposal development, pilot research, collaborative
teaching endeavors, and other activities in order to create new transatlantic
For the 2014-2015 academic year, grants of up to $30,000 will be available for each
of the two main categories: JOINT RESEARCH PROJECTS and INNOVATIVE CO-TEACHING INITATIVES.
The Alliance Calls for Joint Projects are open to full-time faculty members at
Columbia University, École Polytechnique, Sciences Po, and
Panthéon-Sorbonne University, in all disciplines.
Projects must be presented jointly by at least one faculty member from Columbia
University and one faculty member from any one of the three French institutions.
Faculty members who do not have contacts within the network are welcome to seek
guidance from the Alliance team to find a partner.
Third parties may be part of the Joint Project team as long as the team includes
at least one faculty member from Columbia University and at least one faculty
member from any one of the three French institutions.
Please fill out and submit the
2014-2015 application form, in English only, to Lauranne Bardin (email@example.com).
DOCTORAL MOBILITY GRANTS
Extended deadline: July 15th, 2013.
Descriptions of the winning projects for 2013-2014 can be found in the
list of current recipients on the
Joint Projects page. A list of previous winners can be found
The Alliance Program would like to congratulate the recipients of the 2013-2014 Alliance Grants for
Doctoral Mobility. To meet this year' Awardees, please visit the
list of current
recipients Doctoral Mobility page.
> List of past Doctoral Mobility award recipients
FLUID DYNAMICS OF SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT SUMMER SCHOOL
The summer school is designed for PhD students and those in early stages of their research career.
The residential school, held September 9-20, 2013, at the Ecole Polytechnique campus, will consist of:
Pedagogical courses covering the
fluid dynamics relevant to sustainability and the environment (including:
Fundamentals of fluid mechanics,
Environmental fluid dynamics & cryosphere,
Atmosphere & ocean)
Advanced topics (including:
Climate change and IPCC, Fluid-structure interactions, Fluvial and maritime renewable energy)
Project-based investigations of fluid flows
Numerical simulations of fluid flows
Emmanuel De Langre,
Herve Le Treut
Full board and lodging will be provided on the
campus of Ecole Polytechnique, in the Paris area. The cost for the school and lodging
is € 2000. Bursaries may be available and should be requested with the application.
To apply please send a CV and two academic references to
before March 16, 2013.
Successful applicants will be informed by April 16, 2013.
A travel award sponsored by the Alliance Program at Columbia University will be
available for a Ph.D. student from Columbia University who has been accepted
into the program and is studying a relevant discipline. The call for
applications for the travel award will be launched at the end of April.
Co-sponsored by the Ecole Polytechnique, the University of Cambridge, and the
Alliance Program at Columbia University.
FACULTY OPPORTUNITES & MORE
Call for Doctoral Mobility
Open to doctoral students
from the Alliance network, the Call for Doctoral Mobility
encourages and finances research stays in one of the partner
> Grants up to $4,000
Next deadline: September 30th, 2013.
2014-2015 application form
2014-2015 Instructions for Professors
Welcome Brochure for 2013-2014 Students
> List of this year's Doctoral Mobility award recipients
> Partner University Fund (PUF) Call for Projects
The Partner University Fund (PUF) was established in May 2007 under
the auspices of the FACE Foundation, NYC and the Embassy of France to the United States
with the aim to promote innovative and sustainable partnerships between French and US
institutions for research and education. PUF supports emerging transatlantic
partnerships with the potential to continue beyond the initial 3 years grant
and currently supports 55 multifaceted partnerships in all fields of study, including
projects initially generated under the Alliance program.
Partnerships may combine elements such as:
- Joint initiatives in Research and publications
- Faculty and postdoctoral mobility
- Collaboration in teaching
- Shared programs
- Joint and dual degrees at the master’s and PhD levels
Research partnerships established within the Alliance network are eligible.
The Partner University Fund (PUF) and Sanofi
are also glad to re-launch their joint call for projects for partnerships on Public Health.
This initiative includes the selection of one partnership in the field of Public Health
and more specifically the access to medicine in emerging countries.
For more information:
Please consult the following Guidelines
Funding decisions will be announced in March for the 2013-2014
Applications for 2014-2015 will be due on the
in early January, 2014.
PUF team at :
firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 212 439 1463
> AXA Research Fund
The AXA Research Fund provides grants for research institutions, projects and Chairs,
as well as doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships, with the mission to boost scientific
progress and discoveries that contribute to understanding and preventing environmental,
life and socio-economic risks. Projects must fit one of these three categories of risk
identified by the AXA Scientific Board, but can come from any discipline.
Calls for the 2013 campaign will begin at the end of 2012.
For more information, please visit
Chateaubriand Fellowship Program
is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States.
Every year, it allows doctorate students enrolled in American universities
to conduct research in France for up to 10 months.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fellowship program
Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) fellowship program have different
modes of selection but they are both highly prestigious and merit-based.
Chateaubriand recipients receive a stipend, a round trip ticket to France and health insurance.
Applications are now open:
STEM application deadline: February 1st, 2013.
HSS application deadline: January 14th, 2013.
For more information, please visit http://www.chateaubriand-fellowship.org/.
> Fulbright Programs
The Fulbright U.S.
Student Program offers fellowships for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate
students, young professionals and artists to study abroad for one academic year.
The Program also includes the English Teaching Assistant component.
For more information, please visit http://us.fulbrightonline.org/.
Please note that Columbia students must submit an online application
in order to seek University nomination for the Fulbright IIE Scholarship. The
deadline for this internal application is Monday, September 10th.
The Fulbright Foreign
Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from
abroad to conduct research and study in the United States. Some scholarships are renewed
after the initial year of study. A mainstay of America’s public-diplomacy efforts, it
brings citizens of other countries to the United States for Master’s degree or Ph.D.
study at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions. The program has brought
some of the world’s finest minds to U.S. campuses and offers program participants
insight into U.S. society and values.
The deadline for application to the Fulbright Foreign student program is
December 1, 2012, for students, and February 1, 2013, for doctoral students.
For more information, please click here.
Instructions for how to apply are available
> Institut des Amériques doctoral contracts and project applications
research funding and
project opportunities for students and researchers at institutions that are
members of the Institut des Amériques (including Sciences Po and Pantheon-Sorbonne
Applications are due September 5, 2012 for doctoral contract applications
and September 22, 2012 for project and funding applications.
For more information, please visit http://www.institutdesameriques.fr/.
> Fernand Braudel-IFER postdoctoral fellowships
The Fernand Braudel-IFER programme offers postdoctoral fellowships to researchers
in the social and human sciences (SHS) who wish to have an international research
The Fernand Braudel-IFER incoming programme is intended specifically
for foreign researchers who wish to benefit from a research stay in France.
Incoming applications are accepted at a number of laboratories at
Panthéon-Sorbonne University (IPOPS, HASTEC, RESMED)
and Sciences Po (IDDRI). Please consult the
fellowship offering for a detailed list.
Application deadline: October 2, 2013
For additional information, online application forms (accessible September 2 - October 2,
2012), conditions of admission, and details about selection process, please
> Academic Missions
The Alliance Program supports short term visits to partner institutions.
Please contact us for more information.
> Workshops & Conferences
The Alliance Program supports projects of workshops and conferences involving
faculty in partner institutions.
Please contact us for more information.
> Visiting Professorship
Please see all the information on our Visiting Professorship programs here.
The Alliance Program is an engine aimed at developing collaborative
research projects across the Atlantic, in all fields:
> Circulating and Connecting Knowledge in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1850, Pamela
Smith (Columbia University) and Bruno Belhoste
(Universite Paris I)
> Invisible Knowledge in Early Modern Europe (1450-1850),
Pamela Smith (Columbia University) and Bruno Belhoste (Pantheon-Sorbonne University)
> Validation of Maternal Mortality collected during Retrospective Interviews
by the Sisterhood Estimator
Armelle Andro (Universite Paris I) and Stephane Helleringer (Columbia University)
> Beyond national history: State formation in transnational perspective:
Institutions, political practices and society
Annick Lempérière (Universite Paris I) and Pablo Piccato
> Long-term investment and R&D decisions under uncertainty:
theory and applications to Multinational Firms' Production Decisions
Jean-Pierre Ponssard (Ecole Polytechnique) and Catherine Thomas (Columbia Business School)
> Human rights and economic globalization: the Columbia-Sciences Po
partnership for transnational advocacy
Jeremy Perelman (Sciences Po Law School) and Peter Rosenblum (Columbia Law School)
> Elites Research Network
Christophe Charle (Universite Paris I), Shamus Khan (Columbia), Patrick Le Gales
(Sciences Po), Bertrand Reau (Universite Paris I), Sudhir Venkatesh (Columbia) and
Dorian Warren (Columbia).