Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright Senior Scholar Award

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award Program is designed for scholars who have more than seven years of experience in their discipline or area of expertise. The aim of the program is to enable distinguished scholars to actively engage host institutions in Turkey in a spirit of promoting mutual understanding and sharing knowledge.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research activities‎.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • 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
The program time frame is for a minimum of three months to a maximum of twelve months.
Award Dates

Grant dates can be determined in accordance with the award length mentioned above.


Grantees can conduct their projects at public or foundation universities, research centers, organizations or at any other relevant institutions. 

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

Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines and their relevant sub-fields.

Special Features

The Turkish Fulbright Commission provides help and guidance to the grantees in finding housing. Grantees arrange their own housing and can always contact the American Programs Officer at the Turkish Fulbright Commission for advice.

If housing is not provided by the host institution, the grantee will receive an allowance of up to $700/month. Please note that the actual amount will vary according to the grantee’s rental agreement.

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.

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
Up To 3
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer

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