The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is pleased to announce the creation of The FSCIS Visiting Scholar Fellowships for Postdocs.
The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies aims to bridge the disciplines of the 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. Its programs bring faculty members, researchers and students from across Stanford's departments and schools into contact with colleagues in France, to explore issues of common intellectual concern, to advance collaborative research, and to foster interdisciplinary inquiry. The France-Stanford Center sponsors high quality collaborative research projects likely to foster new linkages and deepen existing connections between French scholars and students and their counterparts at Stanford University.
Please note that applicants for the Center’s collaborative research funds (see 2013-2014 Collaborative Projects Call for Proposals) are strongly encouraged to submit a separate application for a Visiting Scholar Fellowship in order to fund the participation of a postdoc in the proposed collaborative research project. Both applications should be submitted at the same time. Fellowship funds are, however, in no way limited to applicants for collaborative research funds. Any interested postdoc is invited to apply.
Applicants for the Visiting Scholar Fellowship must have recently completed a PhD or equivalent – i.e., they must be postdoctoral fellows. Fellowships are available to French postdoctoral scholars interested in pursuing a course of research at Stanford, or to Stanford post-docs interested in undertaking research or pursuing an internship at a French institution (including universities, non-governmental organizations, and corporations, to name but a few).
3. APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Those who are interested in being considered as a Visiting Scholar should submit an application to the France-Stanford Center.
Applicants should submit the following documents:
Important Cautionary Note for French Visitors:
Please note that the application procedures outlined above are those for the fellowship offered by the France-Stanford Center. All Visiting Scholars to Stanford must obtain separate and independent approval from the Department that they intend to visit. Procedures for obtaining this separate departmental approval are listed at Research Policy Handbook, Visiting Scholars.
The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies does not provide visa assistance. Visitors are responsible for ensuring they obtain the necessary clearance to enter and stay in the United States.
4. FEES AND PRIVILEGES FOR FRENCH VISITORS TO STANFORD
French visitors to Stanford should be aware that Stanford charges Visiting Scholars a number of administrative fees. The combined total of these fees is less than $250, such that any fellowship grant awarded by the Center is more than sufficient to cover them.
Visiting Scholars will have the benefit of the title "Visiting Scholar" and will be granted library privileges at the University Libraries and sports privileges at the University's sports facilities. Health benefits are not provided. The France-Stanford Center will not be able to offer office space for visiting scholars. It is also unable to provide computers for visitors. It is recommended that visitors who need regular access to a computer for writing or research bring one with them or buy one here. Visitors must pay for copying, postage, long distance telephone calls and faxes, and their own secretarial services. Visitors are welcome to attend classes and seminars during their stay at the discretion of the professor teaching the class or seminar. Visiting Scholars are eligible to apply for a full-service University e-mail account upon arrival at Stanford (for which the University charges a modest monthly cost).
Please note that fees and privileges are determined by the University and cannot be modified at the discretion of the France-Stanford Center. Details can be found at Research Policy Handbook, Visiting Scholars.
5. HOUSING INFORMATION FOR FRENCH VISITORS TO STANFORD
The France-Stanford Center staff is unable to assist visitors with finding housing. Given that on-campus housing is extremely limited, it is best for planning purposes to assume that housing will not be available. See Stanford Housing Postdoctoral Scholars and local listings, including Craigslist.
Visiting Scholars are expected to pursue projects that will take on the order of 2 to 4 months to complete. The maximum funding available per scholar is $7,000. As indicated in the application materials, please submit an itemized budget.
Please submit the application materials by March 15, 2013.
Late applications are unlikely to be accepted. Notification of fellowship recipients will occur in the spring.
Questions about becoming a Visiting Scholar can be directed to the Center’s Director, Amalia Kessler (akessler [at] law [dot] stanford [dot] edu) or the Program Coordinator, Isabelle Collignon (isabelle [at] stanford [dot] edu).
Download the 2013-2014 Guidelines (PDF)