Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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11146-BU

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Bulgaria
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and/or conduct research in area of specialization. In addition, scholars can consult on program development and curriculum design, assist with thesis advising, collaborate with faculty on research projects, produce artworks, participate in open lectures, seminars, conferences, performances, and engage in guest lectures at other institutions.

Candidates proposing teaching projects should be very flexible in terms of syllabi and proposed course topics which may change due to host institution's needs and preferences. While teaching-only proposals are welcome, we encourage candidates to consider including a research/professional project component, as many hosts are not able to offer visiting scholars a full course load.

Professional projects can be carried out with local NGOs or non-strictly academic institutions, and can consist of consultation, capacity building, practical training or project development.

Grant Length
Three to five months. For Flex grants: two to four months.
Grant Dates

Teaching grants begin in either October 2021 or February 2022. For the American University in Bulgaria, grants begin in either August 2021 or January 2022. For research and professional projects, start date is flexible, as long as they are conducted within the academic year for which the grant was awarded (academic year 2021-22 for the current competition).

Locations

Applicants may indicate host institution preferences anywhere in the country and submit letters of affiliation. The Bulgarian Fulbright Commission tries to honor preferences, but may also propose alternate placements based on past experience. The Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission can also assist in identifying prospective host institutions and in providing relevant contact information. If you need more information about the hosts, please contact Program Officer Rada Kaneva at 359-2-9808212 or rkaneva@fulbright.bg.

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 awards are offered for teaching, teaching/research, research, and professional projects. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, consult on program development and curriculum design, participate in open lectures, seminars, conferences, performances, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

Flex grant parameters:

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

• Minimum length for any grant segment is one month; grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

The grant includes a housing allowance to support Scholars to pay for their accommodation. For core grants of four months or longer, the Commission offers relocation allowance and dependent travel allowance.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Activity
Professional Project
Professional Project/Research
Professional Project/Teaching
Research
Teaching
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Professionals
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
202-326-7765

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