Fulbright Programs for SEEES Scholars
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. There are over a dozen Fulbright programs operating in over 155 countries worldwide; these programs may be of particular interest to scholars in Slavic, East European, and Eurasian studies:
- The Fulbright US Scholar Program sends American scholars, professionals, and artists abroad to lecture and/or conduct research for up to a year. Within this program, there are several sub-programs:
- The core Fulbright US Scholar Program sends 800 US faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Deadline: September 15
- The Fulbright Specialist Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for US faculty and professionals. Shorter grant lengths give Specialist greater flexibility to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or professional commitments. Deadline: Rolling
- Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record. Deadline: September 15
- The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program brings foreign scholars, professionals, and artists to lecture and/or conduct post-doctoral research for up to a year at US colleges and universities.
- Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements apply for grants through the Fulbright commission/foundation or public affairs section of the US embassy in their home countries. For deadlines, please contact your country's Fulbright commission or the public affairs section of the US embassy.
- The US Department of State provides funding through the Outreach Lecturing Fund, to enable Fulbright Visiting Scholars in the US to accept guest lecturing invitations at other US colleges and universities.
- There are also programs for US graduating college seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists to study abroad; for graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States; and others. See http://fulbright.state.gov/ or http://www.fulbrightonline.org/for details.