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Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Fulbright-Oxford-Pembroke Distinguished Scholar (Politics and International Relations)

United Kingdom
Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright Pembroke College Oxford Visiting Professorship contributes to the intellectual life of the college through seminars, public lectures, and curriculum development in any discipline related to politics and international relations.

During their three-month award, the Fulbright Visiting Professor will be expected to design a one-term (8-week) program of academic activities, attractive also to a wider audience, that is connected broadly to the political, diplomatic, or general legacy of Senator Fulbright’s of commitment to internationalism in relationships between states and their diplomacy and in bringing together individuals from across the globe. Applications are welcome therefore from scholars focused on international politics construed widely, to include international relations, international and comparative political economy, and the politics of international law and human rights.”

Dates of Oxford terms can be found here. The hosts are open to applications for any of the university’s three terms but applicants may wish to consider coming for the summer term, which normally starts at about the same time as the Spring Semester ends in many US universities.

It is expected that the Fulbright Visiting Professor will engage with students and faculty at both the University of Oxford Department of Politics and International Relations and at Pembroke College.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • 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
3 months (including one full Oxford academic term)
Award Dates

Grants may begin any time after September 1, 2022 but before April 30, 2023. Grants dates should include the period a whole Oxford term: term dates can be found here. The hosts are open to applications for any of the university’s three terms but applicants may wish to consider coming for the summer term, which normally starts at about the same time as the spring semester ends in many US universities. 


Pembroke College, University of Oxford: Oxford, England, UK

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Area Studies, non- U.S.
Gender Studies
History, American
History, non- U.S.
International Relations
Political Science
Public Administration
Public Health
Public Policy
Areas of Interest

Applications are sought in all appropriate specializations within Political Science and International Relations.

Special Features

In addition to accomodation and stipend, the Fulbright Visiting Professorship will be supported in this program by a research allowance and research assistance from the Department of Politics and International Relations. Accommodation in the Fulbright Suite (suitable for a couple only) and meals for the grantee will be provided by Pembroke College, which will also confer the title of Visiting Fellow to the Fulbright Scholar. 

The Department of Politics and International Relations will contribute £1,000 of support for research expenses to cover a three month period (about $1,350 as of January 2021), and will provide up to 30 hours of logistical support.

Scholars in the UK participate in a wide range of academic, cultural and social events and benefit from a variety of additional opportunities provided by the Commission; see Special Award Benefits section for more details.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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 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
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
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Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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