The Prix de thèse en cotutuelle, which are co-sponsored by the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur and the General Consulate of France in Québec City.
Québec winner Guillaume Rousseau with Marie-Josée Blais, Director, International Collaboration, Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche, de la Science et de la Technologie, who presented the prize to the winner on behalf of the Ministère des Relations internationales, de la Francophonie et du Commerce extérieur at the first Journée de la Relève on September 26, 2013. Photo: Gunther Gamper
The prizes were presented this year to Québec student Guillaume Rousseau and French student Adeline Caute during the first Journée de la Relève organized by the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) in partnership with the Fonds de Recherche du Québec.
The two young researchers were rewarded for the excellence of their doctoral theses, which were co-supervised by French and Québec professors.
Guillaume Rousseau’s doctoral thesis entitled L’État unitaire et la décentralisation en France et au Québec : identité nationale et identités régionales was co-supervised by professors at Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Panthéon-Sorbonne – Paris 1. His thesis showed that the decentralized unitary state can reconcile unity and diversity, especially of national identity and regional identities.
Adeline Caute’s doctoral thesis, which was co-supervised by professors at Université Paris-Sorbonne – Paris IV and Université du Québec à Montréal, examined the sacrifices made by mothers in books written by French, Québec and American women authors during the two decades following World War II.
Encouraging student mobility
The Prix de thèse en cotutelle franco-québécoise are made possible by funding from the Commission permanente de coopération franco-québécoise. Like the Frontenac Program, which offers mobility grants to PhD students, these prizes are aimed at encouraging student mobility between France and Québec.
Cooperation between France and Québec (in French)
Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) (in French)
Prix en cotutelle (in French)