The EDF Foundation (Paris, France) offers grants to graduate students

interested in the history of electricity. Four grants of 2500 euros each and

three to six grants, varying from 1250 to 2500 euros each, depending on the

quality of the application, will be awarded under the supervision of the

Committee for the History of Electricity of the EDF Foundation.

*The selection will be based on the following criteria: originality of the

subject, preparation and quality of presentation of the project.* The

payment of the grant will be conditional upon the signature of an agreement.

The dissertation will be written either in French, English, German, Spanish

or Italian. A 10-page summary in French will be required for the works which

won’t be in French.

The application will include:

– a letter in which the candidate requests a grant, gives the precise

subject of his/her research, as defined under the supervision of his/her

dissertation adviser, and binds him/herself to respect the agreement if

he/she is selected ;

– a presentation of the research project mentioning the sources, the

methodology, the questions to be raised, and a short bibliography (6 – 10 p.);

– a detailed *curriculum vitae*;

– a description of the financial resources of the candidate during the


– a letter of recommendation from the dissertation adviser, appreciating the

candidate and approving the project;

– a photocopy of the student card or an attestation of research delivered by

the university or the research centre the candidate is affiliated with.

The application must be sent in a folder or attached to an email stating the

name, the forename, the postal address, the phone number and the electronic

address of the candidate. *It must be mailed or emailed before the 30th of

October, 2009*

*Mail :*

Fondation EDF Diversiterre– Histoire

9, avenue Percier

75008 Paris


*E-mail: *[email protected]

For any further information, please contact us by email or by phone : +33 1

40 42 79 29