The Walter Jensen Scholarship for Study Abroad
This scholarship is available from the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) for undergraduates who expect to be future teachers of French. The award helps fund study abroad for one semester or an entire academic year on a program approved by their University. For further information about eligibility, deadlines, and the application form, go to www.frenchteachers.org/hq/scholarshipjensen.htm.
French Embassy Grants and Programs
Phi Beta Kappa Fellowships
Two fellowships are awarded annually by Phi Beta Kappa that provide significant financial support for continued study in French language and literature.
The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship for French Language, Literature, and Culture funds at least six months of study in France and carries a minimum stipend of $10,000. Candidates must have earned a B.A. degree with a French major and a minimum 3.0 cum gpa.
The Mary Isabel Sibley Fellowship is awarded in alternate years in the fields of Greek and French. The award may be used for the study of the French language or literature (or Greek, in alternating years). It carries a stipend of $20,000. Candidates for the Sibley award must be unmarried women aged 25 to 35 and have earned a Ph.D. or have fulfilled all the requirements for a doctorate except the dissertation.
NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships
Sponsored by the Institute of International Education. Between $10k and $20k for a semester or year abroad studying less commonly taught language and regions. Must have an interest in “national security, broadly defined,” and be willing to work (paid) for the government for one year following graduation in the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, State, or an element of the Intelligence Community. French is available under the African Languages Initiative Options. Eligible: undergraduate and graduate students. Learn more at the program website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offers between $1000 and $2500 for study abroad, internship, service learning programs, etc. Deadline April, June, November (rolling).
Fund for Education Abroad
Up to 15 scholarships, each worth up to $10,000 to support students planning to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents currently enrolled as undergraduates in US universities/colleges who plan to study abroad for at least four weeks between May 2016 and May 2017. Deadline: January 2015 (1.5 years in advance-requires planning ahead)
Humanity in Action Fellowship
Summer program focusing on human rights, national histories of discrimination and resistance, and the relationship between majority and minority populations in the five European countries where the programs take place – Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. Deadline: January.
Designed for students who are interested in discovering their potential for a research career. Opportunities to spend a semester as a junior researcher at universities in Switzerland, Italy, Belgium or Germany. The curriculum will consist of the Research Project (main element), literature review (independent study), elective (if applicable), and a language and culture course at the host university. Deadlines: April/October (Fall/Spring semester)
Grants for graduating seniors, alumni, or graduate students to a) teach English abroad (in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, etc.) or b) study, conduct research, or a combination of these in one of over 155 countries, including France. Travel, living allowance, and stipend provided. Deadline: September for subsequent academic year. UNH Fulbright Day held every March. Contact the Office for more details.
Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program
Provides U.S. undergraduates with the opportunity to conduct summer biomedical research at the lnstitut Pasteur. The foundation's goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience. Deadline: December
Thomas Pickering and Charles Rangle Foreign Service Fellowships
Both of these programs provide funding to participants as they prepare academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply; for juniors (Pickering) and seniors (Pickering and Rangel). Deadline: January and February.
Killam Fellowships (Canada)
The Killam Fellowships Program allows undergraduate students from Canada and the United States to participate in a program of binational residential exchange. Killam Fellows spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in the host country. Deadline: End of January for subsequent academic year.
Opportunities for Work in France or in the Francophone World
Teach English in France
Every year, the French Ministry of Education and the Cultural Services at the French Embassy offer approximately 1,600 teaching assistantship positions in French primary and secondary schools of France and the DOM-TOMs (overseas departments). Contact a French faculty member for more information. Students may also apply to participate through the Fulbright program. Please visit their website for more information: https://frenchhighereducation.org/teaching-assistant-program.
French speakers are needed in the Peace Corps. Learn more.