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U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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

Conf. Date:

09/09/19

Deadline Date:

09/16/19

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.

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. Applicants must promptly notify IIE in writing if they are arrested for, indicted for, charged with or convicted of a felony or misdemeanor (excluding minor traffic violations) after submitting the application․ FFSB regulations can be found here (Chapter 600/Section 626 Ineligibility Factors.)
- Employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development 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.

Please note: Candidates who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States will be given preference, provided their qualifications are approximately equivalent to those of other candidates.

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 Requirements 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:

Upcoming webinar:

- Fulbright U.S. Scholar Application Walk Through: September 09, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

The webinar schedule, for both upcoming and past webinars, may be viewed here:
https://www.cies.org/event-type/webinar-schedule

Pre-Application Information:

It is essential that all required application components for the 2020-21 U.S. Scholar Program be complete and submitted by the application deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019.

General Timeline:

- February: Program competition opens.

- September: IIE/CIES reviews applications for program eligibility and technical completeness. Applicants will be notified if any required application component is missing, and asked to provide additional documentation as needed. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the peer reviewers.

- October-November: Peer Review Committees evaluate applications, meeting in Washington, D.C. to review and determine whether or not applications are recommended for further consideration in the host country. Peer Review committees are primarily structured by discipline whereby a group of peers in your discipline will read and assess your application to determine if it meets the review criteria (See Review Criteria).

- December: Applicants are notified by email whether or not their application has been recommended for further consideration in the host country. Please let IIE/CIES 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. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for approval. IIE/CIES notifies candidates whether they have been selected to receive a Fulbright award. This notification is also emailed. Please let IIE/CIES 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.

2020-2021 Awards Catalog:
https://awards.cies.org/

Contact Information:

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

Please register your interest to receive the latest program updates and announcements:
http://www.cies2.org/s/1064/index.aspx

Online Application:
https://apply.iie.org/fusc2020

scholars@iie.org

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