A Checklist of Documents and Statements to Prepare before Submitting an Online Application
I. DOCUMENTS (All documents should be submitted in PDF format.)
• Proposal Narrative: A proposal narrative that summarizes your project and describes what you hope to accomplish while abroad. Research proposal narratives should include resources that you plan to consult while in France (archives, French scholars with whom you hope to work, organizations where you will have connections, etc.), how you plan to use your time abroad, and specific reasons why a research stay in France is critical to the success of your project. Undergraduate research proposal narratives are typically 3-5 pages in length. Graduate research proposal narratives are typically 5-8 pages in length. Language-study proposal narratives should include a summary of French-language study you have undertaken previously, your motivation for undertaking intensive language study in France, and a brief description of the program in which you plan to enroll. Language-study applicants who plan to pursue research concurrently should include a brief description of these research goals. Language study proposal narratives are typically no longer than 2 or 3 pages in length. All page-length guidelines indicated above presume the use of a 12-point font and 1.5 spacing.
• Curriculum Vitae (graduate students) or Résumé (undergraduate students): not to exceed 2 pages.
• Transcript: We ask that undergraduate transfer students and graduate students who have completed graduate-level work elsewhere include copies of official or unofficial transcripts earned at institutions where they studied previously. Graduate students needn’t include transcripts of their undergraduate work. No applicant—undergraduate or graduate—need submit a UChicago transcript, as these will be obtained directly from the Office of the Registrar.
II. STATEMENTS: We invite applicants to prepare in advance the following statements using a word processor, and to cut and paste these statements into their online application. Please use a word-count tool to ensure that no statement exceeds the prescribed word-count limit.
• All applicants will be asked submit an 75- to 100-word summary of the research project (or course of language study) that they propose to undertake while in France.
• Applicants for the Sciences Po Exchange Fellowship will be asked to submit a brief paragraph (no longer than 150 words) describing ways in which Sciences Po would be an attractive and productive base from which to pursue their research, which Sciences Po faculty member(s) they would like to work with, and/or which intellectual or material resources at Sciences Po they would take advantage of while on this fellowship.
• Applicants for the EHESS Exchange Fellowship will be asked to submit a brief paragraph (no longer than 150 words) describing ways in which EHESS would be an attractive and productive base from which to pursue their research, which EHESS faculty member(s) they would like to work with, and/or which intellectual or material resources at EHESS they would take advantage of while on this fellowship.