Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Dominican Republic
Western Hemisphere

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Award Details
Award Activity

Teach in any academic or professional discipline and advise on curriculum development for all proposed projects. Pursue independent or collaborative research as desired. For teaching/research projects, candidates should plan a 50/50 ratio of teaching to research. For the Teaching only awards, the expected committment is 20 hours per week.

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
  • 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 to nine months; for Flex awards see Flex description
Award Dates

One-semester grants must begin in either August 2021 or January 2022; two-semester grants must begin in August 2021. 

All Scholars to the Dominican Republic are required to attend a pre-departure orientation, which typically takes place in late-June, prior to beginning their Fulbright grant. 

Locations

Public and private universities, community colleges, government agencies, and non-profits.

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 grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students and otherwise engage with the host country's 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.
• Flex awards are offered for teaching, teaching/research, and research grants.

For more information, please see the CIES website

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

Additional areas of interest (non-exhaustive, all disciplines welcomed): Disaster Preparedness, Crime Reduction, Youth Empowerment, Governance, Transparency and Corruption, Natural Resource Degradation, International Trade, Climate Change, Cyber Security, Human Rights, Higher Education, Literacy, Teacher Training, Education: in STEM, at the primary and secondary level, and vocational. 

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 1
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753
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