Born after 31 December 1975 you will be under 30 years of age in 2012. You are a native of a Mediterranean country. You wish to develop a project furthering the knowledge and understanding of Mediterranean cultures.

Every year the Marc de Montalembert Foundation offers a grant of 7000 euro to enable the implementation of such projects.

To apply for the 2005 Marc de Montalembert grant candidates should send a project outline along with a request for an application form to the following e-mail address: montalembert@fondationmdm.com or postal address: Fondation Marc de Montalembert, Fondation de France, 40, Avenue Hoche, Paris 75008.

Deadline for submission of the full application: December 31, 2011 All these informations are available at: www.fondationmdm.com

The grant aims to encourage better knowledge and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the Mediterranean region among its young people. The grant will be awarded to a project of a transcultural nature which corresponds to the personal aspirations of the candidate.

Projects must involve travel and activities outside the candidates' home country on a subject of their choice. The Foundation expects concrete results from the project. Whatever form of expression chosen - written, oral, visual, ...

The outcome must be an original piece of work which the Foundation may consider helping to publish or promote. The candidate may decide to finalize the result of the project in residence at the Marc de Montalembert Foundation on the island of Rhodes.

The subjects treated by grant beneficiaries between 1994 and 2010 come under the headings of: "Sculpture", "Literature", "Music", "Painting", "Architecture", "Sociology", "Photography", "Ethnography", "Art History", "Musicology".