Julia Child has provided initial funding for an "International Culinary Fellowship" program to help talented young cooks become experts in their field. The program, under the direction of the Permanent Charity Fund of Boston, will give selected candidates the opportunity to receive advanced training in France. Candidates should have a college degree or its equivalent and at least three years of professional experience. This may include training at a leading American cooking school, restaurant experience, catering, or teaching. Reasonable fluency in French is also required.