Fulbright Scholar Awards


AGENCY: Council for International Exchange of Scholars

PROGRAM: The Council for International Exchange of Scholars awards Fulbright Scholarships to Americans for advanced research or for university lecturing abroad and for foreign scholars to come to the United States with a goal to foster international understanding. Awards are available in all disciplines. Foreign scholars should apply through the Fulbright agencies or the US Embassy in their home countries. Awards for US citizens include approximately 300 grants in research and 700 grants in university teaching and lecturing for periods ranging from two months to an academic year. There are openings in over 100 countries, and in a few cases, the opportunity for multicountry research is available. Application deadlines: Fulbright lecturing and research awards worldwide, August 1; Indo-American Fellowship Program, August 1; International Education Administrators Program in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan, November 1; German Studies Seminar, November 1; NATO Research Fellowships, January 1. Call or write for more information and applications.

QUALIFICATIONS: For Americans, eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship; Ph.D. or comparable professional qualifications; university or college teaching experience for lecturing awards; and for selected assignments, proficiency in a foreign language. Scholars in all academic ranks are eligible to apply; applications are also encouraged from retired faculty, independent scholars, and, for some awards, professionals. Academics are eligible to hold up to 3 Fulbright awards.

RESTRICTIONS: Persons who have lived abroad for the 10 years immediately preceding application are ineligible.

MONETARY SUPPORT: Benefits vary by country but generally include round- trip travel for the grantee, and for most full academic year awards, one dependent; maintenance allowance to cover living costs of grantee and family; tuition allowance, in many countries, for school-age children; and book and baggage allowances.

DEADLINES: OPEN

CONTACT:

          Council for International Exchange of Scholars
          Fulbright Scholar Awards
          3007 Tilden St NE
          Suite 5M
          Washington, DC  20008-3009
ATTN:     Country Program Officer
          (202)686-6240