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ENS de Lyon

This faculty exchange to the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, or ENS de Lyon, offers Northwestern faculty members a unique opportunity to collaborate with prominent scholars in literature, theory and philosophy. Of particular relevance are the ENS de Lyon’s highly regarded research centers and institutes including:

Early modern studies and the study of contemporary literature in English are currently active clusters of joint research between Northwestern and ENS Lyon scholars.


The application deadline for 2017-2018 is February 15, 2017.

To apply, follow the instruction outlined in the  ENS Lyon call for faculty applications document.

Prepare for your trip

Espace Ulys is a great place to start preparing for your trip to Lyon. The website offers information on how to find accommodation for short- to medium-length stays, applying for visaslearning French and daily life in the city.

If you are a US passport holder planning to stay in France for 90 days or less, you may qualify for a visa exemption.

We will contribute a fixed amount toward your airfare once the trip has been completed. Please send your documentation (including ticket receipt and boarding passes) to Jill Ware upon your return to process the reimbursement.

Northwestern employees who will be travelling abroad are advised to complete the online application for the free GeoBlue Global Health Insurance. You only have to sign up once to be covered for any additional travels abroad.

After you return

Upon your return please send a short report on your visit, including a list of talks and other relevant academic activities, to the FIG director.