The US-UK Fulbright Commission is seeking applicants for its 2015-16 American Studies Early Career Awards
One grant is available for the 2015-16 academic year to an early career UK academic or professional to undertake lecturing, research or a combination of the two relating to American Studies for a period of three months. Applications will be welcomed from a range of academic disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, history, politics, international relations, public administration and policy, art history, anthropology, religious studies, economics, geography, science, philosophy, cultural and media studies, creative writing and fine art. To be eligible as an early careerist you must have graduated from your PhD no more than five years before the grant would be due to start.
Grants in this category are for $15,000. This funding is intended as a contribution towards any institutional fees, travel to/from the US, accommodation and general maintenance costs while in the US. A number of memberships, sickness and accident benefit coverage, and visa sponsorship are also included. 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).
In addition to receiving funding to pursue research and/or teaching in the US becoming a Fulbright award holder offers many career benefits. The Fulbright Commission is a prestigious organisation with a large number of high profile alumni including heads of state, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners, scientists and business leaders. After their grant period is over theirr awardees have access to theirr large US-UK alumni network and are given the opportunity to attend a range of social and cultural events in the UK. The Commission is well known and highly regarded by higher education institutions in the US. Carrying out research with the support of the Fulbright programme can open many professional doors for British academics across the Atlantic. The opportunities for research collaboration are vast as Fulbright award holders have potential access to a global network of world-class academics and professionals.
Applications for 2015-16 awards are open until 5pm on 31 October 2014.
The Fulbright 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.
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Questions? Please contact the Fulbright Awards staff via email at firstname.lastname@example.org