Support for Faculty | France Chicago Center

Support for Faculty

The France Chicago Center provides significant support to University of Chicago faculty members who pursue a range of France-related intellectual and research initiatives, including (but not limited to) conferences and colloquia, visiting faculty from France, cultural and artistic events, and seed-funding for promising collaborative scientific research conducted with a lab in France.

Faculty seeking support from the France Chicago Center for their France-focused initiatives should be aware that guidelines, deadlines, funding limits, and applications procedures will vary depending on the discipline, the scope of the project, and the timing of the request relative to the event and FCC’s budget calendar.

More information can be found in the various submenus to the left of this text. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Bertsche at ddb1@uchicago.edu.

Humanities, Social Sciences, Divinity School, Harris School, & SSA

 

Grant Funding

FCC supports faculty in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Divinity School, Harris School, and SSA by funding France-related initiatives they propose. The amount of support FCC can provide—ranging from a few hundred dollars to $5000—varies according to the scope of the project and the time frame in which they are submitted.

 Collège de France 

FCC also supports these faculty members through its Collège de France initiative, which:

  • provides resources that allow them to invite faculty colleagues from the Collège de France to the University of Chicago for periods of time ranging from 8-15 days. 
  • provides a yearlong fellowship ($26,000/quarter) to an advanced PhD student in the Humanities, Social Sicences, or the Divinity School, who conducts dissertation research under the guidance of a faculty member at the Collège de France.
  • Limited financial support to University of Chicago faculty who are invited to lecture at the Collège de France.
  • Contact Dan Bertsche (ddb1@uchicago.edu, or 2-3662) for more information. This link provides a list of faculty members at the Collège de France in History and Literaturethis link provides a list of faculty members at the Collège de France in the Social Sciences.

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Modern France and the Francophone World

FCC also supports these faculty members through its regular programming, the activities of the bi-weekly Workshop on Disciplinary Approaches to Modern France and the Francophone World, exchange opportunities with the Collège de France, and by providing funding for their students who conduct research, internships, or intensive language study in France.

Biological & Physical Sciences

FCC supports University of Chicago faculty members in the Physical and Biological Sciences primarily by providing seed-funding grants to conduct collaborative transatlantic research through the FACCTS Program.

FCC also provides support to BSD and PSD faculty throught the Collège de France initiative, which:

  • provides funding to invite faculty colleagues from the Collège de France* to the University of Chicago for periods of time ranging from 8-15 days. Contact Dan Bertsche (ddb1@uchicago.edu, or 2-3662) for more information
  • provides travel grants ($6000/quarter) both to help support advanced graduate students in their labs who conduct research in the lab of a faculty colleague at the Collège de France, and to help support Collège de France students or post-docs who are working in their lab

This link provides a list of faculty members at the Collège de France in the Mathematical and Digital Sciences; this link provides a list of faculty members at the Collège de France in Physics and Chemistrythis link provides a list of faculty members at the Collège de France in the Life Sciences.

Hosting a Collège de France Visiting Scholar

As part of a broader exchange initiative between the Collège de France and the University of Chicago*, the France Chicago Center provides funding for faculty members who wish to invite colleagues from the Collège de France to the University of Chicago for between 6 and 15 days. For more information about this program, or to propose the visit of a Collège de France colleague, please contact Daniel Bertsche (ddb1@uchicago.edu or 2-3662).

This broader exchange involves circulation of faculty members, advanced graduate students and post-doctoral researchers. For more information about the broader exchange click here.