Each year, the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is awarded to up to 4 exceptional American artists and musicians pursuing studies in Paris.

A scholarship is also available to French, Swiss, and American medical post-graduates specializing in psychiatry with an internship in a Parisian hospital.

Descriptions / Descriptif:

Musicians and Artists (American nationality):

The Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship is a private grant awarded annually to up to four graduate and post-graduate American students in the visual fine arts (painting, graphic design, print-making, sculpture, photography) and music (composition, instrumental or vocal performance). The scholarship is not intended for research in art history, or musicology, nor for dance or theatre.
Successful candidates propose a unique and detailed project related to their study which requires a one-year residency in Paris. As this project should include enrolment in a recognized French art school or music conservatory, it is strongly suggested that the candidate establish a significant contact with a teacher or institution prior to arriving in France and to show evidence of this contact in his/her application dossier.

Médecins en internat de psychiatrie (nationalités française, suisse, américaine):

Depuis 2009, la bourse Harriet Hale Woolley est ouverte aux médecins de nationalités française, suisse et américaine qui sont en internat de psychiatrie dans un hôpital Parisien. Les candidats doivent constituer un dossier complet détaillant leur parcours professionnel et leurs futurs projets. Ils doivent égalment cueillir des témoignages clés sur leurs compétences et qualités professionnels, ainsi que sur leur capacité d'évoluer dans le milieu psychiatrique.

Award details / Conditions:

Musicians and Artists (American nationality):

Each of the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarships carries a stipend of 8,500 € paid in four installments throughout the academic year (October 1st - June 30th).

IMPORTANT UPDATE, 15/02/2011: As of the 2011/12 academic year, the Harriet Hale Woolley scholarship will no longer provide for the rent of a residential artist atelier or music studio at the Fondation des Etats-Unis. The scholarship will reserve a rental artist atelier or music studio at student pricing for the successful candidate throughout the nine-month residency (October - June).

The Woolley scholars are expected to participate actively and regularly in the cultural program of the Fondation des Etats-Unis by giving and attending concerts, art exhibitions, and various social events.

Médecins en internat de psychiatrie (nationalités française, suisse, américaine):

MIS A JOUR, 15/02/2011: Accordée annuellement, la bourse comprend un prix monétaire d’une hauteur de 8,500 € ainsi qu’une chambre individuelle à loyer modérée à la Fondation des Etats-Unis pendant l’année académique (octobre-juin). Les boursiers participent activement à la vie communautaire de la Fondation des Etats-Unis.

General requirements / Critères d'admissibilité:

Musicians and Artists (American nationality):

  • Applicants must possess American citizenship.
  • Applicants must be between 21 and 29 years of age.
  • Applicants must have graduated with high academic standing from an American college, university or professional school of recognized standing. Preference is given to mature students who have already done some graduate study.
  • Applicants must show evidence of high-level artistic or musical accomplishment.
  • Applicants must have good moral character, personality and adaptability. They must also be in good physical health and emotional stability.
  • Applicants must submit a completed application dossier. Incomplete dossiers will not be accepted.

Médecins en internat de psychiatrie (nationalités française, suisse, américaine):

  • Les candidats doivent être de nationalité française, suisse, ou américaine.
  • Les candidats doivent avoir entre 21 et 29 ans.
  • Les candidats doivent démontrer un parcours académique rigoureux et sérieux, diplômé d'un institut de renommé international.
  • Les candidats doivent montrer une capacité exceptionnel d'épanouissement dans leur profession de la psychiatrie.
  • Les candidats doivent soumettre un dossier complet. Des dossiers incomplets seront jugés inadmissibles et ne seront pas considérés.
Pdf's to dowload / Documentation:

Musicians and Artists (American nationality):

Médecins en internat de psychiatrie (nationalités française, suisse, américaine):

Deadline / Date limite:

Musicians and Artists (American nationality):

All application dossiers and their supporting materials must be RECEIVED no later than January 31st of the current academic year. Late or incomplete dossiers will not be considered.

Médecins en internat de psychiatrie (nationalités française, suisse, américaine):

Les candidatures doivent être adressées à la Fondation des Etats-Unis au plus tard le 31 mars (le cachet de la poste faisant foi).


Fondation des Etats-Unis

Attn: Elizabeth ASKREN-BRIE

Attachée culturelle / Cultural Attachée

15, boulevard Jourdan

75014 Paris FRANCE

T: + 33 1 53 80 68 87

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