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12156-DA
Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Danish Distinguished Scholar Award in American Studies

Denmark
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award Activity

The most prestigious Fulbright grant in Denmark, which combines research and teaching. The Center for American Studies at SDU features B.A. and M.A. degree options, as well as a Ph.D. for selected students. The scholar will teach one M.A. course/seminar each term. The specific courses will be negotiated with the successful applicant depending on their field of specialization. In other words, the scholar will teach in the general area of his/her expertise.

Number of meeting hours per week: Usually three to four at the M.A. level. Graduate-level courses include up to 50 students. The scholar will receive help with grading.

The scholar will also be expected to give at least one public lecture per semester. If times permit, he/she may be asked to assist in some advising of M.A. students and Ph.D. students in the areas of his/her specialization. Additionally the scholar may be asked to join in talks regarding curriculum development.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Scholar Program’s primary purpose is as a public diplomacy initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of State designed to expand and strengthen the relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of the rest of the world. To support this mission, the grantee is asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country community, in addition to his/her primary research and limited teaching activities. Fulbright Denmark is responsible for the Fulbright program in Denmark. Both the Danish and U.S. governments financially support this program.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Participate in a two-week group seminar
  • Teaching, Research, and Teaching/Research
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
  • Professional Project Options
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
  • Seminar Options
  • Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

8 months

To be set together with the successful applicant within the Danish Academic Year (August to May) – with January and June as exam months.

Locations
Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
American Studies
History, American
Literature, American
Areas of Interest

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

History, Literature, Popular Culture, Politics, Economics, Business History

Special Features

Pending availability of funds, there is a grant of DKK 50,000/USD approx. 8,000 (currency rate used: 1 USD = 6.25 DKK per December 11, 2020) available for dependents provided that they obtain a residence permit and stay in Denmark for the entire period.

SDU makes certain that housing is secured before arrival. The approximate monthly cost of housing in Odense is DKK 7,000–9,000. Utilities are DKK 1,500-2,500 more per month depending on the size of the rental.

Contact persons at the Center for American Studies:

Secretary Charlotte Granly, e-mail: granly@sdu.dk

Professor and Chair Jørn Brøndal, e-mail: brondal@sdu.dk

For more information on housing, see this link.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
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
1
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7700

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