Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

The purpose of the program in Belarus is to offer U.S. Scholars the possibility to teach or teach/research in any discipline.  Research-only grants are not available.  Scholars are expected to teach at least two or three courses per semester for undergraduate or graduate students.  For teaching/research awards, a preferable teaching/research ratio is 70/30, but is negotiable with the host institute.

Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, engage with host university faculty and student community, advise on curriculum development, and participate in conferences, in addition to their primary activities‎.

U.S. Embassy Public Affairs staff will conduct an in-country orientation for all visiting faculty and their family members. 

U.S. Embassy in Minsk will include Scholars in educational and cultural activities and provide opportunities to build bridges with other local institutions and network with professional communities. 

A Fulbright placement in Belarus will contribute to the goal of the Fulbright program in expanding and strengthening relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations.

Grant Length
Four or five months for a one-semester grant; nine months for a two-semester grant. Flex grants are not available.
Grant Dates

Grants may begin in late August or early September 2021 for the fall semester, and mid-January- early February of 2022 for the spring semester.  The academic year in Belarus runs from September 1 through June 30.


Minsk-based or regional universities; other locations depending on concurrence of the host institution.  Final affiliation is to be confirmed by U.S. Embassy in Minsk.  Applicants are encouraged to contact universities of potential interest for a letter of invitation, though this is not required.

Flex Option
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 teaching, teaching/research and research grants. Find more information about flex awards here.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Approximately 3
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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