Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

American Literature and Culture

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award 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. Teaching in both semesters is normally spread over 12 weeks with at least one reading/writing week. 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. 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 at the graduate level (one 90-minute class per week for 8 weeks). In the spring semester the scholar will offer an undergraduate course (two or three hours of teaching per week). This course includes tutorials and advising of approximately 15-25 student papers. 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. Adjustments will be made for a five-month award. The host department is a foreign language department and offers no courses in creative writing.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • 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
Five or 10 months; preference for 10 months
Award Dates

Award must begin in mid-August 2022.


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

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
Activity Type

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) required
Career Profile
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.

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
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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