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Fulbright Scholar Program

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For more than 65 years, American academics, administrators and professionals have taught and conducted research abroad through the Fulbright Scholar Program. Scholars have benefited from an enhanced appreciation of the global impact of their academic specializations, a reinvigorated classroom presence and a desire to become major participants in their home campuses’ internationalization. Fulbright helps faculty and administrators build a “multiplier effect” by infusing cross-cultural perspectives into curricula, revitalizing teaching methods and opening doors for international colleagues and students.  At the University of Toledo, the program is administered by the Center for Internationals Studies & Programs.

2015-2016 postdoctoral awards: deadline of January 15, 2015

Grant Types and Special Programs Include:

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.  

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas.  The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. Shorter grant lengths give Specialists greater flexibility to pursue projects that work best with their current academic or professional commitments.

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States, Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

Fulbright Flex Awards- In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, we have introduced several innovations to the 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Core Program, including: Fulbright Flex Awards, Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards, Salary Stipend Supplements, and Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards.

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. By supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component, both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit.

Grant Durations

•Fulbright Core Programs – 2‐12 months

•Fulbright Distinguished Chairs – 3‐12 months

•Fulbright Specialist Grants – 2‐6 weeks

•Fulbright International Education Administrator Programs ‐ IEA (6) – 2‐3 weeks

•Fulbright NEXUS Program – 1 year

•Community College Administrators Seminar in Russia – 2‐3 weeks

Grant Includes:

  • Package includes stipend, in-country living allowance, travel for grantee
  • Some countries add travel for dependents, dependent schooling, research allowance, book allowance
  • Stipends and living allowances vary considerably from country to country
  • New, enhanced grant structure for some countries
  • Country benefits are found with the award descriptions at http://catalog.cies.org/ 

 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for this program through UT, applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • A Ph.D. or professional/terminal degree
  • Professionals and artists outside academia -recognized professional standing and substantial accomplishments
  • Teaching experience as required by award
  • As a general matter, preference for Fulbright Scholar opportunities will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Fulbright Scholar grant

Information Sessions

For general information about Fulbright, please schedule an appointment with the UT Fulbright Program Advisor at 419-530-5268, or cisp@utoledo.edu.  Info sessions will be offered during International Education Week and during the spring semester.   

Getting Started

For a list of grant types and an explanation, please visit: http://www.cies.org/explore-programs-and-awards

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2015-2016 Postdoctoral Awards 
Deadline of January 15, 2015

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is pleased to announce a new initiative to better accommodate the interests and commitments of early career scholars.

There is now an additional application cycle for a select number of 2015-2016 postdoctoral awards, with a deadline of January 15, 2015.

Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees (or other terminal degree) – typically within the five previous years. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted PhDs to deepen their expertise, acquire new skills, work with additional resources, and make connections with others in their field.

When you registered for My Fulbright, you indicated an interest in Europe. The following awards are based in that region:

Belgium - Award #5548, Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award: Belgium, EORTC The European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) is a leading cancer therapy and research center located in Brussels, Belgium that is seeking postdoctoral candidates who will receive training in the methodology of cancer clinical and translational research using data from EORTC databases. Candidates should have an interest in cancer clinical and translational research.

European Union - Award #5547, Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award: European Union, EUI (Florence) The selected candidate will spend nine months at the European University Institute in Florence, focusing on developing professional skills such as teaching, academic writing and publishing, and job market presentation within the field of EU studies. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in EU studies that is represented through the publication of articles which carry observations, prognoses, or suggestions for current topics important to the transatlantic relationship.

France - Award #5546, Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Award: France, Nord Pas de Calais Situated at the heart of the "Golden Triangle" of London, Paris, and Brussels, the Nord Pas de Calais boasts a longstanding tradition of research. The Nord Pas de Calais region welcomes candidates in the hard and social sciences as well as the humanities, including museum conservation, culture and preservation, and visual art creation.

Last Updated: 6/9/16