Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12143-BO
Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Belarus
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award Activity

The purpose of the program in Belarus is to offer U.S. Scholars a possibility to teach or teach/research in any discipline. Research-only grants are not available. The 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, yet it is negotiable with the hosts.

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

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

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

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

 

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • 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 or five months for a one-semester grant; nine months for a two-semester grant. Flex grants are not available.
Award Dates

Grants may begin in late August or early September 2022 for the fall semester, and mid-January- early February of 2023 for the spring semester.  The academic year in Belarus runs from September 1 through June 30.

Locations

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
No
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
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Activity Type
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
Career Profile
Early Career Academics
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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
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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.

Number of Recipients
Approximately 3
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
202-326-7765

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