The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2015-16 Scholar Awards.
Fulbright awards provide generous grants for research, teaching or a combination of the two in the United States. All-disciplines awards provide funding for individuals to pursue any academic subject at any US higher education institution. The Commission also offers a variety of awards in specific subjects and at specific institutions in the US.
Scholar Awards typically provide a contribution towards any institutional fees, travel to/from the US, accommodation and general maintenance costs while in the USA. Successful grantees also receive a number of memberships, sickness and accident benefit coverage and visa sponsorship. There is substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists’ Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July). Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), including additional travel grant opportunities for scholars to accept guest lecturing invitations at other US institutions. After the grant period is over Fulbrighters have access to their vast US-UK alumni network and are given the opportunity to attend a range of social and cultural events in the UK.
Awards are available in the following categories:
American Studies Early Career Award
British Heart Foundation Award
Elon University Scholar Award
Fight for Sight Research Award
Lloyd’s of London Insurance Award
Northern Ireland Public Sector Awards
Peabody Scholar Award
Police Research Award
Robertson Visiting Professor in British History Award
Royal College of Surgeons of England Award
Scottish Studies Award
University of South Florida Postdoctoral Scholar Award
Applications for 2015-16 awards are open until 5pm on 31 October 2014.
The Commission also have a range of grants available at the Postgraduate level to help fund Master’s degree and Doctoral degrees/research in the US.
For more information on the whole list of available Awards, deadlines, eligibility and how to apply visit the Awards section of the Fulbright website.
Questions? Please contact the Fulbright Awards staff via email at email@example.com