2021 Call for Proposals of the French Embassy - the "Chateaubriand" Fellowships for Young Researchers

Conducting research in France? The 2021 “Chateaubriand” Fellowship Call for Proposals for young Researchers is now open !

Israeli PhD students and young scientists, willing to conduct research in France, may qualify for fellowships from the French Government.


Before applying for the fellowships, the young researchers must contact the French host institution to get a formal and detailed invitation letter. These fellowships are available for a period of 4 to 6 months, with a monthly stipend of 1,704 to 2,055 Euros. The fellowships laureates will have to start their stay in France no earlier than 1 May 2021 and no later than 1 October 2021. They will have to return to Israel no later than January 31st, 2022. The research will be performed in a French University, a School of Engineering or a Public Laboratory. Any field of research is relevant, such as Exact and Life Sciences, Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences.


  • The online registration process will allow you to create a personal account, to apply at your ease and to follow-up your candidature http://www.france-israel-fellows.com/
  • The 2021 Call for Proposals for Young Researchers will be open until February 15th, 2021.
  • Candidates will be notified of their acceptance or rejection by April 2021.

Information Sessions

You are welcome to attend one of our two Information sessions that will occur via Zoom on Friday, December 18th , 2020 from 10 am to noon and on Friday, January 15th, 2021 from 10 am to noon. It is a great opportunity for you to hear about the fellowships offered by the French Embassy and to ask all the questions you may have in mind about France, its research and high-education system. The attendance is free, however the registration is mandatory on our Website

Important Remarks

  • All candidates must have Israeli citizenship; dual French-Israeli citizenship owners are not eligible to apply !
  • All candidates should be able to provide a valid employment contract or a fellowship attestation with an Israeli research institution.

Age Limit

  • For PhD researchers, candidates should be born after September, 1st 1986.
  • For researchers,  candidates should be born after September, 1st 1981.


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Please note that the CHATEAUBRIAND FELLOWSHIPS for STUDIES giving right to a DIPLOMA (MASTER or DOCTORAT) will be launched on February 1st, 2021.



Dernière mise à jour : 15/12/2020