Centers of Excellence

A number of Universities throughout the United States have been selected as French Embassy Centers of Excellence. Centers receive recurring financial support and yearly project-based support to fund a wide variety of activities and research.

The network of French Embassy Centers of Excellence, housed at major research universities, enhances the stature of France within European Union studies; promotes France-US relations through interdisciplinary teaching programs; encourages public-private and research partnerships with France; and innovates in the realm of outreach activities to encourage student interest in France.

The Centers support the Embassy of France’s efforts in University cooperation by identifying and integrating existing research and teaching activities connected with France in their institutions, and establishing a framework through which these and other activities related to France can be facilitated and promoted.