Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12146-BU
Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Bulgaria
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award 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.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Participate in a two-week group seminar
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to five months. For Flex grants: two to four months.
Award Dates

Teaching grants begin in either October 2022 or February 2023. For the American University in Bulgaria, grants begin in either August 2022 or January 2023. 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 2022-23 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
Closed
Activity Type
Professional Project
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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.

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

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.

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

Senior 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 13 years.

Number of Recipients
Approximately 5
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
202-326-7765

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