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Higher Education



The grant program is for higher education institutions located in the United States and in France.

Can we include programs based in Overseas French Territories?

Yes. This is highly encouraged.

Can US satellite campuses (in France) be considered as eligible partners?

No. Partners must be institutions accredited in France.

May two or more United States / French HEI collaborate on a single proposal?

Yes. Proposals may involve more than one institution from each country, but one institution must be designated the prime applicant and will receive the funds from the Embassy. Grant management cannot be split between two institutions.

What is the selection process?

A jury composed of qualified representatives of the French Embassy in the United States and of the Embassy of the United States of America in France will select 3 to 4 proposals and communicate with the applicants mid July about the results.

The Proposal

What should the duration of the program be?

The grant period is for a maximum of 2 years.

What do you mean by reciprocity?

We expect the two institutions to be equal partners in the project proposal. The curriculum has to be jointly designed and any change to the program would need to require prior agreement by both teams.

Can this grant support a virtual program?

Virtual exchanges are important means for connecting institutions and fostering faculty collaboration. However, the program must include an in-person international experience for participating students and faculty.

Can I include appendices with my application?

Yes. We will accept additional attachments that further detail the proposal including a proposed detailed program, planned marketing materials, etc. They must be sent along with the other documents as one pdf file.


What is the amount of the Grant?

Eligible institutions can receive a grant of up to $20,000.

What is 1:1 cost matching?

You will need to match the grant offered by the Albertine Foundation which cannot represent more than 50% of your total budget.

Can staff costs be part of the cost matching?

Yes. Staff costs can be accepted as part of the cost-share. However, these costs should not take up the majority of the budget. You can include it in the indirect costs.

Can the budget include faculty training and involvement?

Yes. The proposal should detail how budgeting for faculty training and involvement might increase the number of students involved.

How will the grant be served by Albertine Foundation?

A first payment of 70% of the grant will be disbursed to the lead institution after signature of the contract between the two institutions and the Albertine Foundation. Upon completion of the project, the second 30% payment will be paid.

Please use the Transatlantic Mobility Program Budget Template. To be upload with the application.


Vincent Lépinay
Inès Arcia

Program Officers