Éole 2022 Excellence Grants for Mobility to Netherlands – Autumn Session

The “Éole” excellence grants are aimed in particular at doctoral candidates who have to complete a short research stay in the Netherlands as part of their doctorate. You can promote the smooth functioning of jointly supervised theses. Master’s students who are on a research, training or internship stay are also eligible. These scholarships of 500 to 1000 euros cannot be extended.

The request relates to stays that are beginning or ongoing between October 2022 and April 2023.

Conditions of Participation

  • You must not be a recipient of an Éole grant from a previous session;
  • Be enrolled in a master’s degree or equivalent level (bac+4/bac+5) in a French higher education institution and intend to complete part of their education in an accredited university degree program or “college“(University of applied sciences) in the Netherlands, preferably in partnership with the applicant’s home university;
  • or be enrolled in an accredited master’s program in the Netherlands and have obtained a diploma certifying at least three years of higher education in France;
  • or are completing a doctoral training in France and carrying out a research stay in the Netherlands (e.g. as part of joint supervision or co-leadership) or take part in a specialist seminar (participation in a symposium, congress or conference will not be accepted unless because the candidate is a speaker);
  • or complete an internship in the Netherlands, which will be recognized as part of the training (masters or doctoral level) obtained in France.
  • The application relates to a mobility that is planned between October 2022 and April 2023 (an application is also possible if your mobility has already started).

Composition of the application documents

The file should contain:

  • The completed application form. The form will be sent to us automatically, please do not attach screenshots to the file.
  • A neat and detailed letter of motivation describing the study, research or internship project and in particular mentioning the reasons for choosing the Netherlands. Please indicate the need for funding (travel/accommodation costs).
  • A CV.
  • A photocopy of the student ID.
  • A photocopy of ID card or passport.
  • A bank account number. A bank account in France is mandatory.
  • A preliminary budget that can be found on the call page.
  • A document certifying that contact has been made with the host organisation/company, in the absence of an agreement or official consent.
  • Masters students in the Netherlands: a copy of the diploma certifying at least three years of higher education in France.
  • Doctoral students, a one-page presentation of the research project and the list of possible publications.
  • Internships, if applicable, the internship agreement, otherwise at least the acceptance certified by the admissions office.
  • Architecture/Art/Design, a portfolio of a maximum of 3 panels.
  • Co-supervision of the dissertation, the agreement (or draft contract) between the two institutions involved, the thesis supervisors and the doctoral student; in the case of simple co-directorship, a letter of approval from the French and Dutch directors.

Optional document

letter of recommendation.

Submission of applications and schedule

Applications must be sent to the Franco-Dutch network October 26, 2022, midnight last entry deadline (French time). Applications must be sent electronically to the Franco-Dutch network. Apart from the application form to be filled out online, all documents must be presented in a single document in .pdf format, sent to this address: [email protected] Please set all pages to the same size and resolution.

Applicants will receive a confirmation of receipt by email.

  • Jury meeting: mid-November
  • Announcement of results: end of November
  • Grant payment: mid-December

data processing

The Franco-Dutch network reserves the right to publish on its website the surname, first name, home and host institution and project of the candidates selected for the scholarship.

All other information provided during the application will be treated confidentially and will only be used during the process and until the scholarships are paid out.


At the end of their stay, the winners must complete a maximum one-page report on the activities during their stay in the Netherlands, to be sent to [email protected] By participating in the competition, the winners agree that the report will be published in the form of a blog on the RFN website.

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