About the Fellowship
The Walter J. Jensen Fellowship was established in 2001 by Professor Walter J. Jensen (ΦΒΚ, UCLA) for the study of French Language, Literature, and Culture. It aims to help educators and researchers improve education in standard French language, literature and culture and in the study of standard French in the United States.
The fellowship is awarded for at least six continuous months of study in France and carries a stipend originally set in 1995 at $10,000, to be adjusted for inflation. The stipend for 2018 was $16,400. Phi Beta Kappa will also cover a single round-trip, economy-class ticket for the recipient to travel to France; some additional support may be available to those with dependent children.
The Jensen Fellowship recipient must:
- Report to Phi Beta Kappa every two months in both English and French.
- At the conclusion of the fellowship, submit a summary report in English and French, which may be submitted, preferably in French, to a scholarly publication such as The French Review.