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Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Grants to USA Academics and Professionals for
Research and Teaching Opportunities Abroad

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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United States Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Conf. Date:

05/31/17

Deadline Date:

08/01/17

Description:

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Grants to USA academics and professionals to participate in research and teaching in a broad range of disciplines. Funding will support work at qualifying institutions, research centers, and organizations throughout the world. Opportunities are open to university and college faculty and administrators, as well as artists, professionals, scientists, journalists, independent scholars, lawyers, and others.

In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159878

Term of Contract:

Program dates or duration is two to 12 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Opportunities are open to people regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socioeconomic status, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applicants must meet all of the following requirements at the time of application unless specific exemptions apply.

-U.S. citizenship - permanent residence is not sufficient.

-Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar grant are eligible to apply for another Fulbright Scholar grant two years after the date of completion of the previous grant. (For serial or Flex grants, the two-year period begins at the end of the final grant in the series.)

-Candidates who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application are ineligible. In this case, a period of nine months or more during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.

-Recent college graduates with limited professional experience are ineligible for consideration under the Fulbright Scholar Program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Student Program.

-Graduate or doctoral students seeking funding to complete their degrees are ineligible for consideration under the Fulbright Scholar Program. Instead, such applicants can visit the Fulbright Student Program.

-Sound physical and mental health: selected candidates are required to submit a Medical History and Examination Report before their grants can be finalized.

-Grants shall not authorize engagement in pastoral, missionary, or other professional religious activities.

-Grants shall not authorize engagement in activities for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.

-Applicants are required to disclose any prior convictions of a felony or a misdemeanor, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), but excluding minor traffic violations. The complete FFSB regulations can be found under 626 Ineligibility Factors.

-Employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of the U.S. Department of State and of public or private organizations under contract to the U.S. Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright grant until one year after termination of such employment.

Award-specific Requirements:

Please reference individual award descriptions for additional eligibility information.

-Degree requirements: Individual award descriptions specify where a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s degree, depending on the field) is required.

-Early career and postdoctoral candidates: Where an award is open to these candidates, they may apply if they will complete the requirements for their doctoral (or equivalent) degree by February 1 in the year following the application deadline, unless otherwise specified in the award description. If not complete at the time of application, applicants must address when they expect to complete their degree in the application.

-Teaching experience: All teaching awards are at the postsecondary level and may vary in experience or discipline requirements, as specified in the award description. Applicants are expected to have teaching experience relevant to the proposed course topic(s).

-Language requirements: Foreign language proficiency may be required depending on the country, type of grant activity (teaching or research), and the nature of the proposed projects. (Note: In many world areas, English is sufficient for teaching activities.)

Eligibility Guidelines for Previous Fulbright Grantees:

-Candidates who previously held a Fulbright Scholar grant should be aware that, as a general matter, preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Scholar grant. Therefore, previous Fulbright Scholar grantees are expected to make a strong justification in their application for a repeat Fulbright grant. For further guidance, please refer to the relevant section in the Application Guidelines and Review Criteria.

-Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar grant are eligible to apply for another Fulbright Scholar grant two years after the date of completion of the previous grant. (For serial or Flex grants, the two-year period begins at the end of the final grant in the series.)

Pre-proposal Conference:

The following Application Walk-Through and Virtual Advising sessions are available:

-May 31, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
-June 28, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
-July 26, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT
-July 31, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

Find out how to submit a competitive application by joining one of the upcoming webinars or virtual advising sessions:
http://www.cies.org/event-type/webinar-schedule

You may also view a previously recorded webinar:
http://www.cies.org/event-type/webinar-schedule?qt-upcoming_event_type=1#qt-upcoming_event_type

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to apply is August 1, 2017.

Timeline:

August 1st: CIES program staff review applications for technical completeness. Applicants will be notified if any required component is missing from the application or if page limits are exceeded, and asked to provide additional documentation as needed. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the reviewers.

August - September: Discipline Peer Review Committees read applications and make comments from a discipline-specific perspective, which are then provided to the Regional Peer Review Committees for consideration along with the applications.

October - November: Regional Peer Review Committees meet in Washington, D.C., review applications, and make recommendations.

November - December: CIES notifies applicants whether or not their application has been recommended for further consideration in the host country; this notification is emailed. Please let your CIES Program Officer know if your email address changed since you submitted your application.

December - May: Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies (Posts) or binational Fulbright Commissions overseas review recommended applications and nominate candidates for selection.

January - June: All recommended candidates are forwarded to the J.W. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for approval. CIES notifies applicants whether they have been selected to receive a Fulbright award. This notification is also emailed. Please let your CIES Program Officer know if your email address changed since you submitted your application.

June - Onward: Grant details are finalized and grants may begin per start dates listed in the Catalog of Awards. For some countries, an orientation may be scheduled for applicants selected for grants.

Visit the online 2018-2019 Catalog of Awards to search for awards that offer the best fit for your experience, teaching or research interest, or preferred country or region:
http://awards.cies.org/

Register your interest at My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates and announcements:
http://www.cies2.org/s/1064/index.aspx

Review Criteria:
http://www.cies.org/review-criteria

Application Guidelines:
http://www.cies.org/application-guidelines

Project Statement Samples:
http://www.cies.org/project-statement-samples

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online Application:
https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/usscholars/84/

scholars@iie.org

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