Scholars are provided with a small travel allowance and accommodation to attend certain Fulbright Commission enrichment events. Scholars in the UK will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of events, and benefit from a variety of additional opportunities provided by the Commission. A three-day Fulbright Orientation programme takes place in London in mid-September; a three-day Fulbright Forum highlights a specific place or region of the UK each January (Southampton 2019), which also serves as an Orientation for scholars arriving in January; and a Fulbright Farewell Conference is planned around the end of June (Glasgow, Scotland in 2019).
All Fulbright Scholar grantees must obtain a UK Tier 5 visa to participate in the Fulbright program in the UK. The Commission sponsors the Scholars’ Tier 5 (Temporary Worker - Government Authorised Exchange) visa.
Scholars receive free institutional memberships with The National Trust/Royal Oak Foundation and The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (RSA). Scholars are also offered a free Elsevier scholar support package, which includes access to the entire suite of SciVerse products and a wide range of online journals (including The Lancet).
Scholars are asked to deliver a public lecture or other event at a location other than their host institution. They may also be offered the opportunity to deliver a Lecture at Gresham College and Benjamin Franklin House in London during their grant period in the UK.
Fulbright Scholars will have membership to the UK Fulbright Alumni Network and a “Fulbright Friend” in the UK prior to arrival and while in the UK.
Depending on the timing of the visit, scholars may also be able to attend the annual Fulbright EU-NATO Seminar held in Belgium and Luxembourg (in February) and the annual Fulbright Seminar in Berlin (in March).
During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in Europe have the opportunity to apply for a travel grant to support short-term (up to one 1 week) travel to other countries in the EUR region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising or panel presentations. Though scholars may pursue invitations for short-term activities in other European countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant, Scholars may only apply for the European inter-country travel grant funds when in the UK and during their Fulbright grant period.