Fulbright Scholar Program

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Award

  • Multi-country
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • European Union
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The Innovation Award is 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. The 2022-23 Innovation Award will give preference to proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches to innovative technologies and business models and their integration with new and existing policies and regulations. Successful proposals should address research topics focusing on the intersection of technological innovation and policy, such as but not limited to data privacy and protection. The policy-oriented research funded by the grant should be of common importance for the U.S.-EU relationship and/or EU affairs and tenable in any one or two EU Member States.

Candidates are welcome to submit applications affiliated with any appropriate institutions, including European universities, governments, non-profit organizations and think tanks.  Proposals will be considered both from candidates who plan to be based primarily in one member state as well as candidates who will divide their time between host institutions in two or more EU member states. Candidates planning to be based in ony one member state should ensure that their proposed research still demonstrates a pan-European perspective. On the other hand, candidates planning to divide up their time in multiple member states should address the feasibility of these plans and should consider visa requirements for the countries involved. 

Candidates are responsible for arranging their own placement, including letters of invitation from any hosts.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to nine months, with preference for projects of four to six months duration.
Award Dates

Grants must occur between September 2022 and June 2023.


European Union Countries. 

The United Kingdom will not be participating in the Fulbright Schuman Program.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

Applicants to the Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Award may come from any field of study, but should make the case for the innovative nature of their research. Proposals should sit at the intersection of technology and policy; as such, possible specializations include: Artifical Intelligence, Biology and Bionic Technology, Business, Communications, Computer Science, Cyber Security, Data Privacy and Protection, Engineering, Health and Medical Technology, Information Sciences, Political Science, Public Administration.

Special Features

Fulbright-Schuman scholars are welcomed by the Fulbright Commission or local post in the country or countries where they are based, and receive additional country-specific pre-departure support. While in country, grantees are incorporated into local programming, including in-country orientation, cultural activites, and alumni associations. In addition, grantees are supported administratively by the Fulbright Commission in Brussels throughout their grant. They receive round-trip travel to and participation in the annual Fulbright Seminar on the European Union and NATO hosted by the Fulbright Commission in Brussels, Belgium, where they are invited to attend a mid-year meeting with the U.S. Mission to the EU and European Commission officials.

Application Deadline
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
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.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not 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
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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