Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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American Literature and Culture

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

Teach and/or team-teach undergraduate courses. Conduct additional seminars at the undergraduate and/or graduate level on topics to be determined based on the special interests of the scholar and the needs of the department. Participate in tutorials, student advising, grading and administering oral and written exams. Courses may be scheduled so as to allow time for research.

In order to ensure concentrated research time in the spring semester, the scholar normally teaches eight hours per week in the fall and two hours per week in the spring. The teaching is normally spread over 12 weeks with a reading/writing week in between. In the fall, the teaching will include participation in a team-taught undergraduate survey course in American literature and culture, where all faculty teach a mix of lectures and seminars, both 2 x 45 minutes. Lectures typically have about 100-140 students, seminars about 25. The English Program is under revision and, although our team-taught undergraduate course in American Literature and Culture is going to be changed, the Fulbright professor’s workload will remain approximately 90-100 teaching hours for the entire academic year.  In addition, given the university’s emphasis on research-based teaching, the scholar will be asked to offer a course in his or her area of research, either at the undergraduate or the graduate level (normally one 90-minute class per week). In the spring semester the scholar will offer an undergraduate course (two or three hours of teaching per week). Adjustments will be made for a five-month grant. The host department is a foreign language department and offers no courses in creative writing.

Grant Length
Five or 10 months; preference for 10 months
Grant Dates

Grant must begin in mid-August 2021.


University of Bergen, Bergen - Department of English

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Literature, American
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

Any area of American literature and/or culture.

Special Features

All U.S. grantees to Norway have two opportunities to gather as a group. The first is an orientation program held in Oslo in August. The second is a seminar in February during which grantees present on their projects followed by a weekend at a ski resort near Lillehammer. Domestic travel and lodging expenses for these gatherings are covered by the Fulbright Foundation. In addition, these expenses are covered for dependent family members of grantees for the seminar/ski weekend, which is a highlight of the Fulbright year.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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