Submit a Proposal:


Applicants for 2009 funding must submit a Notice of Intent by means of the on-line form, on or before November 14, 2008. They must subsequently submit an application as a single MS Word or PDF document. A complete application includes the following elements:

  1. An Application Cover Page. (This link will download all of the forms as a single MSWord document and/or interactive pdf) [Download Word Document]
  2. A 200 word non-technical summary briefly covering the project.
  3. A two-page project description that includes sufficient information to evaluate the project independent of any other document. The plan should be understandable to the non-specialist and should state: key objectives, why the work is important, any progress to date, and how the proposed work will be done.
  4. A one-page discussion of the potential benefit to Chicago of the proposed collaboration, as well as a statement of how this Franco-Chicago relationship might develop in the medium and long-term if the short-term project is successfully concluded.
  5. A two-page biography for each individual considered key personnel for the proposed project.
  6. A list of current and pending support for each of the key personnel
  7. A detailed budget (direct costs only) and budget justification.

Notices of Intent should be submitted electronically by November 14, 2008.

Proposals for 2009 projects should be submitted electronically as a single PDF attachment to the France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago ( The deadline for proposals is November 17, 2008.

Additional Information:

Questions and requests for additional information should be directed to Dan Bertsche, Assistant Director of the France Chicago Center, at or 773-702-3662.