Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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11387-CE

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Sri Lanka
South and Central Asia

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Award Details
Award Activity

Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and/or conduct research in area of specialization. Assist in curriculum development and faculty training. Independent research may also be undertaken.

Award Length
Four to nine months
Award Dates

Grants may begin any time after October 2021, provided that they are concluded by September 30, 2022.

The U.S.-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission recommends a start date, usually in November, to coincide with the in-country orientation program.  Later start dates, agreed upon in consultation with the Commission, will be supported.

Locations

Any appropriate institution. When possible, some preference will be given to insitutions that have not hosted a Fulbright grantee or are not engaged in collaborative projects with the U.S.

Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

Archaeology, Commercial Agriculture, Data Sciences, Forensic Medicine, Marine Conservation, Nursing Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL), Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and Psychological Counseling.

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, 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.

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 2021 (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.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity
Research
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Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.

Teaching
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Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Number of Recipients
Up To 3
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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