Distinguished Chair Award






The Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in American Studies was offered for the first time in 2005, marking the bicentennial of the birth of Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous french historian and politician and author of "Democracy in America".

 The award aims to reinforce collaborative research between France and the United States in France by developing the latest trends in American studies.

 Since 2010, the chair position is open to all fields.  Fields of specialization can include: public administration, arts, art history, cinema, law, economics, history, literature, philosophy, public policy, religion, international relations, political science, social sciences.

 It is financed by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research and the Franco-American Commission.

Stipend: €6,500/ month if in Paris. If outside Paris, between €6,100/ month and €6,300/ month depending on location. Additional travel allowance of €1,200.


2014-2015 Awardees

1st Semester

September 2014 - Decemeber 2014

 Professor Sandra Babcock
Clinical Professor of Human Rights Law

Cornell University Law School

 Hosted by Université de Caen, Basse Normandie
Marie-Joëlle Redor-Fichot
Professur agrégé des Universités


 Read her biography and see conference schedule




2nd Semester


January - June 2015

Dr. Benjamin tenOever
Fishberg Professor of Microbiology

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS)


Hosted by Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
Patrick Charnay
Professor and Coordinator of International
Graduate program in Life Sciences


Read his biography and see conference schedule





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