UNM physics student awarded 2022-23 Chateaubriand Fellowship: UNM Newsroom

ByLavinia E. Smith

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University of New Mexico graduate college student Easwar Narayanan has been picked as a recipient of the 2022-23 Chateaubriand Fellowship, a prestigious grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States in assist of outstanding Ph.D. pupils from U.S. institutions who wish to conduct section of their doctoral analysis in France.


Easwar Narayanan

Narayanan, who was a short while ago notified of the award by the French Embassy, is the 1st-ever UNM physics student to get the prestigious award. He will relocate to the Irene-Joliot Curie Laboratory in Paris exactly where he will participate in the improvement of detectors destined for procedure in the ATLAS Experiment at the Large Hadron Collider in Bern, Switzerland.

Chateaubriand Fellows are picked as a result of a merit-primarily based competitiveness with skilled evaluation in France and the United States. Narayanan begins his fellowship Sept. 1, 2022 and will commit a period of time of time from 4 to 9 months in France.

The plan is divided into two sub-applications, the Chateaubriand Fellowship in Science, Technologies, Engineering, Arithmetic & Biology-Wellbeing (STEM) and Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS). Narayanan was awarded his fellowship for doctoral pupils in the STEM-spot which aims to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships or joint jobs involving French and American investigate groups.

Since its generation in 1981, more than 850 American pupils have been awarded the Chateaubriand Fellowship. Throughout the decades, aid was furnished to postdoctoral students as perfectly as doctoral college students, but considering that 2010 the method has funded doctoral pupils exclusively. Each and every 12 months, 40-50 learners in STEM and health fields and 15-20 learners in the Humanities and Social Sciences execute study in France with funding from the Chateaubriand Fellowship.

This fellowship is made available by the Place of work for Science & Technology (OST) of the Embassy of France in partnership with American universities and French investigate corporations these types of as Inserm and Inria. It is a partner of the Countrywide Science Foundation’s Grow software.

For extra details, go to Chateaubriand Fellowship.