We are pleased to announce the 2019-20 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program competition. The U.S. Scholar Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, offers valuable teaching and research awards in over 135 countries around the world. The University of Georgia is home to many Fulbrighters, bringing recognition to the University as a top Fulbright supporting institution. To continue this trend we encourage all interested faculty to explore this year’s Catalog of Awards.
For anyone seeking more information IIE recommends all interested faculty explore the following three webinars, which build upon one another:
Upcoming and archived webinars by world region and by discipline can be found here.
2019-2020 Competition Highlights:
Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards
Fulbright presents excellent opportunities for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields, all while serving as cultural ambassadors. Postdoctoral awards are available in all fields of study, from STEM, to the arts, humanities and social sciences.
Fulbright Flex Awards
Fulbright welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of one to two years. The Flex option is available to scholars interested in research, teaching, or pursuing a combination of teaching and research. The catalog of awards will give detailed information on the Flex parameters for each participating country.
Fulbright Global Scholar Award
The Fulbright Global Scholar Award provides support for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years. Projects are welcome in all disciplines, as well as those with an interdisciplinary focus.
Several countries have added new awards for the 2019-2020 competition:
- The Mid-Career Professional Development award in Finland offers professionals in various fields to pursue further education or training that would enhance their professional development and the field at large.
- The Morocco-Spain Joint Teaching/Research award allows scholars the opportunity to teach, conduct research or pursue a combination of teaching/research activities at Spanish and Moroccan academic and research institutions.
- Brazil’s Postdoctoral Scholar Award in Natural Sciences supports postdoctoral activities that furthers professional development while advancing the scholarly mission of the host institution.
- The Fulbright Professional Scholarships in Australia-United States Alliance Studies award aims to advance scholarship in the fields of strategic studies, technology and innovation.
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