Call for Faculty Applications


The Center for French and Francophones Studies at LSU has been awarded the largest grant ever by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, through its Partner University Fund program ($235.000 over 3 years, to be shared with the partner university, Université des Antilles Guadeloupe-Martinique).

The general theme of the grant is “Slavery in the Caribbean Basin” and its overarching purpose is to encourage a series of collaborations between LSU and the Université des Antilles for academic years 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019.

Tenure and tenure-track faculty in all fields of Humanities research, and from all Humanities departments and units at LSU, are invited to submit proposals at Proposals should not be longer than 3 pages single spaced.  The deadline for proposals is December 31, 2016

The criteria of evaluation are the following:

1)    Joint collaboration from the two institutions is a requisite.

2)    Proposals with additional funding from other sources than the grant will be granted preference.

3)    A research theme germane to Slavery in the Caribbean Basin theme is a requisite.

4)    Tangible outcomes are required and should be described in the proposal. They can take many forms: articles, performances, joint lectures, videos,     further close collaboration for future projects where the grant amount operates as seed money, etc.

5)    The Center for French and Francophones Studies will administer the grant and provide financial support mostly dedicated to cover travel and accommodation for faculty and graduate students, and publication fees.

6)    Proposals should indicate the duration of the project, which may last one to three years. Substantial projects for the maximum duration will be granted preference.

7)    Proposals will be evaluated and ranked by ad hoc committees comprising faculty from both institutions.

8)    The grant will cover travel, housing and per diem as per LSU regulations.


Alexandre Leupin

Phyllis M. Taylor Professor in French Studies

Director, Center for French and Francophone Studies

Office hours: Thursdays, 3pm -, 415b Hodges

To make an appointment: 578-6589 or




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