Ilija Nikolov receives prestigious Chateaubriand Fellowship

Brown students have received the award two years in a row. Last year's recipient was also an advisee of Professor Vesna Mitrović.

Ph.D. student Ilija Nikolov was recently awarded a prestigious 2024-2025 STEM Chateaubriand Fellowship.

The Université Grenoble-Alpes will co-fund the Chateaubriand Fellowship through the Embassy of France in the United States. The fellowship supports outstanding Ph.D. students from institutions in the United States who wish to conduct part of their doctoral research in France for a period ranging from four to nine months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, with expert evaluation in France and the United States.

The Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics & Biology-Health (STEM) for doctoral students aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint projects between French and American research teams. The Office for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France offers this fellowship in partnership with American universities and French research organizations such as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the National Science Foundation’s GROW program.

As a Chateaubriand Fellow, Ilija will receive an allowance of 900 Euros per month for nine months, plus additional funds to cover the cost of round-trip travel and health insurance. 

Congratulations, Ilija!