Ph.D. Student Calvin Bales was recently awarded a prestigious 2023-2024 STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from institutions in the United States who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in France for a period ranging from four to nine months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, with expert evaluation in France and the United States.
The Fellowship is divided into two subprograms, one of which is Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Health.
The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health (STEM) for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France offers this fellowship in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.
An advisee of Professor Vesna Mitrović, Calvin has officially accepted the offer and will work in LNCMI- Laboratory in Grenoble, France for four months.
As a Chateaubriand Fellow, Calvin will receive an allowance of 1500 Euro per month for four months, plus additional funds to cover the cost of round-trip travel and health insurance.