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The Center for French and Francophone Studies Undergraduate Research Fellowship

March 24, 2017 by 4:00 pm
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The Center for French and Francophone Studies at Columbia University is pleased to announce the CFFS Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship is intended to support students majoring in the humanities or the social sciences pursuing research in France or a francophone country or region during the summer between their junior and senior years. Resources permit fellowships of up to $1500 to two juniors.

Applicants must be juniors at Columbia University. They should plan to do research in preparation for writing a senior thesis. Their research can be in any discipline of the humanities and the social sciences and must relate to France or the francophone world. Their project has to require a research trip in a francophone region to be completed in Summer 2017.

HOW TO APPLY: The application consists of a proposal and a letter of support.

The proposal must articulate the following:

1) the purpose of the project and its significance to French and Francophone studies;

2) the particular skills, experience, and expertise the applicant brings to the project;

3) a description of the research questions and methodology;

4) a description of the exact research sites the student is planning to visit (libraries, archives, ethnographical fieldwork, etc.);

5) The proposal should also include a detailed budget of the expected expenses.

6) Students should contact a potential senior thesis adviser to submit a brief letter of support for the project. The letter should be sent as an email to with the name of the student and mention of the CCFS Fellowship in the subject line no later than March 24, 2017.

Deadline: Friday, March 24, 2017 by 4:00 pm. The deadline for the support letter is also March 24, 2017. The complete proposal should be no longer than four double-spaced pages (plus one page for the budget). Four copies of the proposal should be sent to the designated box in the Department of French and Romance philology office (521 Philosophy Hall).

Questions concerning this research fellowship may be addressed to the Director of the Center for French and Francophone Studies, Emmanuelle Saada (