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Eligibility Criteria

Each institution can only present one proposal.

Institutions which have already received funding under the Transatlantic Mobility Program in the last five years are not eligible. However, Proposals emanating from different departments within a HEI or submitted with a different French partner institution are exempt from the five-year rule.

Please select a project leader who will receive and manage the funds: either the French or the U.S. institution.

Submit your completed application by the deadline – May 31. You will not be able to change your answers after final submission.

Please note that you can save a draft of the form and continue to fill it out later: click on the save button and enter your email address or copy-paste the link.

Application Guidelines

Select a project leader that will receive and manage the funds: either the French or American Partner.

You will be asked to provide information on the French and U.S. institution, such as: name of the institution, address, name of program coordinators, contact details, etc.

Please let us know if one of the partner institutions has previously received a grant through the Transatlantic Mobility Program and if so, in which calendar year.

Indicate if this is a new partnership or not and detail the background of the partnership: when did you became partners, what are the terms of your partnership, any previous collaborations, etc.

If relevant, you will have the possibility of adding partners of the program.

Program Details

Indicate the public that will be impacted by this project (undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, etc.).

You should also indicate an estimation of the number of students that will participate in the student activities during the grant period (virtual exchange, traveling, etc.).

Indicate what are the proposed type(s) of mobilities (short term, long term, etc.). Please specify if the proposed project qualifies as STEM.

Participating students should receive some form of academic credit: indicate how many credits they will receive at the end of the program.

Program Timeline

Present the timeline of the proposed program. The start and end date should reflect the period of student activities. If you don’t know the dates of the program, please give an estimate that will reflect the length of the program.

Budget

The Budget Narrative should explain the expenses in each budget category, and which budget items will be covered by the grant, and which ones will be covered by matching funds (e.g., cost-share). Explain how you will leverage funding to comply with the matching requirement (at least 1:1 match). Please note that there is no maximum percentage required. Overhead costs cannot be included in the funding.

Please use the TMP Budget Template [xlsx]. To be uploaded with the application.

Supporting Documents

Applicants must provide the following supporting documents:
A Letter of Support from the U.S. institution’s leadership.
A Letter of Support from the French institution’s leadership.
A CV or brief bio for each project coordinator.
Optional: we will accept additional attachments that may help to further elaborate on your proposed programs, such as detailed timeline, itinerary, marketing materials, etc.

If Selected

Institutions that will receive a grant will be expected to publicize the support of the partners and sponsors and its higher education programs.

You will be asked to submit a report at the end of the grant cycle, to the Albertine Foundation.

Selected grantees will also be required to submit a follow-up report one year after the end of the grant cycle, highlighting continued progress and collaboration. This report will describe the grant accomplishments and the impact on the participating students; the challenges and lessons learned; the plans for future exchanges and collaboration between your two institutions; communication materials such as flyers, photos, student testimonials.

To ensure the quality of the program and that the use of the funds is on track with the overarching objectives of the proposal, it is strongly advised to design a monitoring and evaluation plan describing the target goals (quantitative and qualitative) for each program objective and indicators of progress. An analysis of the data collected throughout the program and beyond would serve as a great basis for the two reports.

Please invite your selected students to register on the France Alumni USA platform.

Contact

Vincent Lépinay
Program Officer
vincent.lepinay@frenchculture.org