Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10382-KG

All Disciplines

Kyrgyz Republic
South and Central Asia

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Depending on specialization, scholars may research or teach one to three courses, consult on curriculum development, advise students, direct theses, participate in faculty development and give occasional lectures at other institutions or for the public. For a teaching/research award, the ratio of these activities should be 50/50.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Five to 10 months; For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.
Grant Dates

One-semester grants may begin in September 2020 or January 2021; two-semester grants must begin in September 2020. Flex grants must be completed by September 30, 2021.

Locations

Applicants are welcome to propose any appropriate institution, but they should remain flexible depending on need and local capacity. Affiliation will be confirmed by the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section (PAS).

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Flex grant parameters:

• Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;

• Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;

• Two or three grant segments may be spread over one or two consecutive years; and

• Flex awards are offered for research grants.

For more information, please see the Fulbright Flex Award webpage.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but applications in the following disciplines are preferred:
Disciplines
Agriculture
Business Administration
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Economics
Education
Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Film Studies
Geology
Information Sciences
Journalism
Law
Mathematics
Physics and Astronomy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public/Global Health
Religious Studies
Social Work
TEFL
Urban Planning
Special Features

South and Central Asia Fulbright Regional Travel Grant

During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia (SCA) region may apply for a regional travel grant to engage in a variety of activities at academic institutions or non-profit organizations in eligible SCA countries (India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Republic of the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).  Activities that U.S Scholars may engage in include: faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, conferences, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, or some combination thereof. Scholars in the arts may be invited to give master classes or recitals, participate in exhibitions or workshops, or consult with cultural institutions. Activities may not include research. This grant will cover travel to and from the destination and lodging may be offered by the hosting institution. Scholars may only apply for this grant once in country on their Fulbright grant. As funds are limited, Scholars are limited to one such travel grant. Before travelling to the Kyrgyz Republic on a Regional Travel Grant, it is important to confirm trip details with PAS Bishkek’s Cultural Affairs Officer.

South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference

With funding provided by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Commission in India) invites eligible Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia region to attend the annual South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference in India in 2020 (usually held in February or March). The conference is an opportunity for current Fulbright U.S. Scholars who are on their Fulbright grants in the SCA region at the time of the conference to gather to discuss each other’s work and educational exchange issues and to invite suggestions for the future development and enhancement of the Fulbright Program. Financial assistance to attend the conference is provided as an additional Fulbright grant benefit.

Number of Grants
Up to five
Activity
Research
Teaching
Teaching/Research
Category
Open to all levels of scholars, including early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Application Deadline
Monday, September 16, 2019
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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