THE EDF FOUNDATION: GRANTS FOR 2009 / 2010
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
Fondation EDF Diversiterre– Histoire
9, avenue Percier
*E-mail: *[email protected]
For any further information, please contact us by email or by phone : +33 1
40 42 79 29