Approximately two grants for policy-oriented research proposals that address topics of common importance for the U.S.-EU relationship and/or EU affairs and are tenable in any one or two EU Member States. In addition, there are approximately two Innovation Grants available which are designed to support work that can create better transatlantic understanding of issues at the heart of the U.S.-EU relationship, particularly at the intersection of policy and technology. These grants are self-placing and allow grantees to choose their own institutions of affiliation.
Two other Fulbright-Schuman awards are also offered at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. (The Fulbright-Schuman Chair at EUI and the Fulbright-Schuman Postdoctoral Award at EUI.) (See awards in Italy.)
Proposals are invited in a wide range of fields relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions.
The following topics of interest are merely indicative, not exhaustive: higher education mobility policy, internal and external security, peace-keeping, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and NATO, information sharing, finance, trade, human rights, agricultural and environmental policies, energy, asylum, human trafficking, development, immigration and EU enlargement, international relations, diplomacy, social policy, public policy, public administration.
In addition to traditional academic scholars, professionals such as policy-makers, policy analysts and researchers at think tanks, non-profit organizations (NGOs), associations, learned societies, foundations, decision-makers at state or federal government offices, and individuals in industry or the media with relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
For applicants applying to the European Union Affairs Program, preference is given to candidates who will divide their time between host institutions in at least two EU member states so that their projects reflect a pan-European perspective; however, proposals that include stays at one institution with significant ties to the EU or EU studies will also be considered.
Successful candidates are incorporated into the Fulbright programming of the local country/countries and are invited to the Belgian Fulbright Commission's annual EU seminar for a mid-year meeting with U.S. Mission to the EU and European Commission officials.