France-Stanford Center - 2020-21 Conferences/Workshops Call for Proposals
France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
See maximum funding amount and funding details below
Academic Council Faculty
Medical Center Line Faculty
Applications closed on March 2, 2020
Approximate Offer Date:
May 29th, 2020
The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies aims to bridge the disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, sciences, engineering, business and law, addressing historical and contemporary issues of significance for France and the United States from a broad range of perspectives. Its programs bring faculty members, researchers and students from across Stanford's departments and schools into contact with colleagues in France, to explore issues of common intellectual concern, to advance collaborative research, and to foster interdisciplinary inquiry.
The conferences or workshops may be held at Stanford or at any French research institution. They should address significant issues of common interest to scholars from France and Stanford, and particularly, but not exclusively, those subject to differences of disciplinary or interdisciplinary approach in or between the two countries. The topics proposed may be either historical or contemporary in their temporal focus and relevant to the two societies. They may fall primarily or entirely within the purview of schools or departments like those of the humanities, social sciences, natural and formal sciences, business, earth sciences, education, engineering, law and medicine. Alternatively, they may bring together scholars from across different schools and/or departments.
Proposals should be for conferences or workshops that bring together participants from Stanford and France, but also from other U.S. institutions, thereby expanding the network of productive relationships between academics in the two countries. That said, there must be significant representation from Stanford. Given available Center resources, fundable conferences should envision 20-40 participants each. Workshops are expected to include fewer participants—on the order of five to ten. Participants should be roughly equally divided between France and the U.S.