You are a native of a Mediterranean country. Born after 31 December 1980 you will be under 30 years of age in 2010. You wish to undertake a project furthering the knowledge and understanding of Mediterranean cultures.

Every year the Marc de Montalembert Foundation offers through competitive selection a 7000 euros grant to enable the implementation of such projects.

The grant is meant to incite research and appreciation of the region's cultural diversities. Candidates will be required to travel outside their native country to pursue their research on a subject of their choice. The Foundation expects concrete results from the project. Whatever form of expression chosen by the candidate - written, oral, visual, ... - the outcome must be an original piece of work which, if it deems it worthwhile, the Foundation can consider helping to promote. Should the candidate so desire, the elaboration of the final result of the project can be carried out while in residence at the Marc de Montalembert Foundation on the island of Rhodes.

The subjects treated by grant beneficiaries between 1994 and 2009 come under the headings of: "Sculpture", "Literature", "Music", "Painting", "Architecture", "Sociology", "Photography", "Ethnography", "Art History", "Musicology".

To apply for the 2010 Marc de Montalembert grant send an application form request, accompanied by an outline of your project to or Fondation Marc de Montalembert, Fondation de France, 40, Avenue Hoche, Paris 75008.

All these informations are available at:
Deadline for submission of the full application: December 31, 2009