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1 Fulbright Grants for U.S. Faculty and Professionals WWW.CIES.ORG

2 Fulbright Scholar Program  U.S. government’s premiere exchange program  Created in 1946 by legislation introduced by the late Senator J. William Fulbright  Sends over 750 U.S. academics and professionals abroad each year  Brings 750 foreign scholars and professionals to the U.S.  Funded by U.S. government, host countries, universities, corporations and foundations  Sponsored by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  Administered by the Council For International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

3 Grants in 140 countries available for:  U.S. faculty  Administrators  Professionals Types of Awards  Lecturing  Research  Lecturing/Research  Seminars

4 Eligibility Requirements  U.S. citizenship  For faculty, a master’s or Ph.D.  For professionals/artists outside academe, recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments  Teaching experience at the level required by award  Cannot have lived abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding application  At least three years since any previous Fulbright award (not including seminars or student awards)  Sound mental and physical health  No felonies

5 Language Requirement  Most lecturing awards are in English  Latin America countries usually require Spanish or Portuguese  Francophone Africa generally requires French  Research awards may require knowledge of language appropriate to project  Check award description!

6 U.S. Fulbright Opportunities  Distinguished Chairs Program  Traditional worldwide awards  Seminars for administrators

7 Distinguished Chairs Program  Application Deadline MAY 1  34 awards available in 13 countries in Europe and North America  Majority of awards for lecturing  Applicants must have prominent record of scholarly accomplishment  Submit letter of interest and curriculum vita  Contact:

8 Worldwide Grants for U.S. Faculty and Professionals  Application deadline AUGUST 1  Awards in 140 countries Lecturing /Lecturing Research 80% Research 20%

9 Special Multi-Country Awards  African Regional Research Awards  Minority Studies Regional Research Program  European Union Affairs Research Award  Middle East, North Africa, South Asia Regional Research Program  Aegean Initiative in Greece and Turkey

10 Special Joint Country Awards  Argentina/Uruguay--Environmental Sciences  Argentina/Brazil/Uruguay Joint Award in Trade Integration: Mercosur and NAFTA  Austria/Hungary--Joint Research Award

11 Seminars for Administrators  Application Deadline NOVEMBER 1  Two- to three-week programs in Germany, Japan and Korea  Open to full-time administrators affiliated with a four- or two-year college or university  Applicants should be involved with international programs

12 Why Apply for a Fulbright?  Meet new colleagues and establish new institutional linkages  Help internationalize home and host institutions  Understand your discipline in a global context  Gain new teaching and research insights  Increase personal knowledge of another country  Share your knowledge  Provide opportunity for spouse and family to experience a different culture

13 How to Apply  Use CIES Web Site  From home page, find links to discipline lists as well as complete listing of awards by country  Check stipend information and program overview  Consult ‘Tips for Prospective Applicants’  Downloading the application requires MS Word 6.0 or higher or Acrobat 3.0 or higher  Read both general instructions and electronic file instructions  Consult the site for updated award information

14  Use the printed Awards Book  Request from CIES  3007 Tilden Street, NW Suite 5L Washington, DC 20008-3009 Phone: 202/686-7877  E-mail:  Be sure to read initial instructions

15 To select an award  Check index  Check stipend chart  Read country information  Read specific award description  Consider ‘Any Field’ award if no specific award matches your expertise

16 For additional help  Check country and host institution Web sites  Contact CIES program officer(s) with questions about specific awards or countries Making Contacts Abroad  Check CIES Web site for host institution  Ask CIES program officer for university contact sheets  Talk with visiting scholars from other countries  Ask international division of your professional organization for ideas

17 Submitting a Competitive Application  Meet all eligibility requirements  Write a clear, focused proposal  Follow instructions and format precisely  Make certain application is complete  Meet application deadline  Get three good reference letters  One from a person to whom you report at your institution (crucial for teaching report)  One from someone not at your institution  One from a colleague who knows your work well

18  Consider the audience when you write the proposal  Focus on what you plan to DO--not your biography  Write so that people outside your field can understand your project and why it is important

19 Special tips for:  Lecturing awards  Research awards  Lecturing/research awards

20 Lecturing Awards  DO your homework: research host country and host institution  WHAT will you teach?  HOW will you teach the material in a different culture?  WHY are you suited for this award?  Make certain your expertise matches award description  Check to see if a letter of invitation is needed for ‘Any Field’ awards  Include sample syllabi for courses planned  Explain why you want to teach in this particular country

21 Research Awards  WHAT is your project?  HOW do you propose to do the research?  WHY is this research needed?  WHAT will be contributed to both countries and the discipline?  WHY must this research be done in this country?  Is the research strategy feasible, and is there adequate time for the project?  Consider the culture and politics of the host country  Discuss dissemination plan for research results

22 Lecturing/Research Awards  Follow directions for completing a lecturing application AND directions for completing a research application  Divide the 5-page proposal proportionally between lecturing and research (50/50 or other ratio)

23 Reviewers Look For:  Suitability for award (match)  Publication and scholarly record in relation to career stage  Teaching ability  Innovative projects and methodology  Project feasibility  Value to discipline, scholar, host country  Benefits to home and host institutions  Evidence of host country interest  Demonstrated need to be in country to accomplish project  Applicant’s cultural sensitivity

24 Review/Selection Process  Applications first screened by U.S. peer review committees  List of recommended candidates then sent to each country and to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board  Final selection is made in country after approval by Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

25 Notification Time Table  JULY--letter sent to Distinguished Chairs applicants regarding status after U.S. review  DECEMBER--letter sent regarding status after U.S. review for traditional world wide awards  Selections for Distinguished Chairs occur in December and January  Selection dates for August 1 awards vary by country-- generally February through April  All recommended applicants receive letters on their final status from the Chair of the Foreign Scholarship Board

26 Grant Benefits  Stipends and benefits vary considerably from country to country  Consult Awards Book or CIES Web site for details  Payment is made in local currency or U.S. dollars

27  Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) 3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L Washington, DC 20008-3009 202/686-7877  E-mails: (to request an application) (questions about the program) Contact CIES

28 Alumni Initiatives Awards Program  Develop and sustain ongoing contacts initiated as a result of the Fulbright experience  Current and former U.S. Fulbrighters who have received CIES administered grants from 1995-96 to 2000-01 (grant completed by 2/1/01) are eligible to apply  Proposal should demonstrate evidence of commitment on part of scholar’s home institution to the project  20 to 25 awards from $1,000 to $20,000  Application deadline JUNE 1  Contact Micaela Iovine,

29 Fulbright Senior Specialist Program  Short-term Fulbright grants of two to six weeks  Worldwide coverage  Open to U.S. scholars and art, law and journalism professionals  Opportunities to collaborate with foreign colleagues on faculty and curriculum development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities  Contact

30 Specialist Program Administration  CIES builds rosters of candidates in each program field through an open application process  Approved candidates matched with requests from Fulbright Commissions and U.S. Embassies  List of finalists sent overseas for final selection  Benefits include travel and lodging plus $200 per day honorarium  Application materials available at:

31 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Programs WWW.CIES.ORG

32 Visiting Scholar Program  Foreign scholars apply in home country to conduct research, lecture or pursue combined lecturing/research in the U.S.  Scholars tend to go primarily to large research institutions  U.S. academics or campuses wishing to host a Visiting Scholar can  invite overseas colleague to consider spending two months to an academic year at their institution  suggest the scholar contact Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in his country  provide scholar with detailed letter of invitation  contact CIES for advice, assistance recruiting

33 Scholar - in ‑ Residence Program  Overseas academics and professionals lecture for term or academic year in the arts, humanities social sciences or fields focusing on international issues  Principal objective is to bring scholars and professionals to campuses that do not often have access to such scholars  Can also help campuses initiate international programs, an internationalized curriculum or global studies  Preference is given to  small liberal arts colleges  community colleges  minority ‑ serving institutions

34  Research institutions with both undergraduate and graduate programs may also participate  Proposals from consortia encouraged  Campuses wishing to host scholars ‑ in ‑ residence should  Suggest suitable candidates  Or contact CIES for help recruiting  Submit institutional proposals for Fulbright funding  Be prepared to share costs, depending on financial capacity  Application deadline NOVEMBER 1

35 European Union Scholar ‑ in ‑ Residence Program  Part of Scholar ‑ in ‑ Residence Program, but separate funding  Senior European Union official or university faculty come for academic term or year  Designed for research and graduate institutions that have established programs in international affairs, business, political science or related fields  Campuses who wish to host EU scholars should  Contact CIES

36 Occasional Lecturing Program  Open to all campuses  Preference for small and minority ‑ serving campuses  Scholars come from the Visiting Scholar, Scholar-in- Residence and European Union Scholar ‑ in ‑ Residence programs  Two ‑ to ‑ three ‑ day visit usually  Campuses who wish to host Occasional Lecturers should  Choose scholar from CIES Directory of Visiting Scholars (available each Fall, print and online versions)  Contact scholar directly and issue invitation (scholar requests own travel funding from CIES)  Campus should be prepared to provide local transportation, accommodations and meals

37 Contact CIES  or Call 202/686-8664  Materials available include  Directory of Visiting Fulbright Scholars  Occasional Lecturer flyer  Scholar-in-Residence Guidelines and sample proposals  European Union Scholar-in-Residence Guidelines

38 Other Fulbright Programs  Fulbright Graduate Students Program  for predoctoral study and research abroad  managed by Institute of International Education, IIE  Fulbright Teacher Exchange  principally for primary- and secondary- level educators  managed by United States Department of Agriculture, USDA

39 Graduate Student Fulbright Awards  Institute of International Education 809 United Nations Plaza New York, NY 10017   212/984-5330

40 Fulbright Teacher Exchange  United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Graduate School 600 Maryland Avenue, SW Room 320 Washington, DC 20024-2520    800-726-0479 (to request application)  202/314-3520 (to speak with a staff member)

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