Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

Teaching might include co-teaching, guest lectures, workshops and seminars. Grantee will be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, advise students, assist with faculty and curriculum development, support students conducting research, engage in activities at the Baku American Center, and other public lectures or trainings. 

For teaching/research grants, no more than 50% of the grant activity should be related to research.

For professional or artistic projects in the scholar's area of expertise, projects may include professional consultations, mentoring, preparation of print materials (books, articles, reviews), exhange of experience with other professionals, regional outreach, participation in public events, and delivery of public lectures.

Scholars selected for this grant will be required to attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation in Summer 2022.

Fulbright Scholar Heather DeHaan, 2019-2020, participating in Azerbaijani carpet weaving in Baku


Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Four months for one-semester grants or nine months for academic-year grants. For Flex grants, see Flex Options box.
Award Dates

September-December 2022 for fall-semester grants; February-May 2023 for spring-semester grants; mid-September 2022-June 2023 for academic-year grants. 


Higher education institutions in the capital city, Baku, and the regions of Ganja, Sumgayit, Lenkaran and Nakhchivan. Post gives preference to placing scholars in public universities over private universities.

Educational Institues in Azerbaijan

Large Public Universities located in Baku: 

Baku State University

Azerbaijan State University of Economics (UNEC)

Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University

Regional Universites: 

Ganja State University

Mingechevir State University

Azerbaijan State Agricultural University

Azerbaijan Technology University

Sumgait State University

Nakchivan State University

Lankaran State University

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 grantees in Azerbaijan can only travel during academic year ( September-June) 

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 and teaching/research grants.

For more information, please see Fulbright Flex Awards.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

Host universtities will work with grantees to identify appropriate housing within their budgets and other logistics.

Application Deadline
Activity Type
Professional Project

A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.


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.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Career Profile

Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.


Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Approximately 4
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Outreach Officer

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