French Scholars Lecture Series

The Consulate General of France has partnered with the Peter Wall Institute to bring leading French scholars to UBC for the French Scholars Lecture Series / Cycle de conférenciers français à l'université de Colombie-Britannique. The series brings outstanding academics from France, from different disciplinary and research backgrounds, to participate in an open dialogue with their Canadian counterparts.

The Consulate General of France in Vancouver will manage administration and financing, and will directly coordinate the visits with each host professor at UBC. It is expected that the visits will strengthen existing research partnerships and provide opportunities for building new research collaborations between scholars from France, UBC and, potentially, other off-campus partners.

The Consulate General of France in Vancouver will cover airfare and accommodation in Vancouver for each visiting scholar, for a period of five to seven days, through a grant of up to €2,500.  The application deadline for the 2019 French Scholar visits is November 15, 2018.

  • Proven track record of academic excellence relative to career stage.
  • Innovative research and potential for sustained inter-disciplinary collaboration with UBC researchers.
  • Effective communication, outreach and access to the larger academic community.
  • Plans for a public lecture on campus and/or in partnership with an off-campus community organization.


The deadline for the 2019 French Scholars Lecture Series is November 15, 2018. Decision and notification of applicants: mid-December 2018.

Download the application.

Submit your application or questions to Anthony Lahaye at the Consulate General of France in Vancouver.