All grantees in the UK are provided with a small travel allowance of £75 as a contribution toward their travel to/from certain mandatory Fulbright Commission events.
Scholars in the UK participate in a wide range of events, and benefit from a variety of additional opportunities provided by the Commission. The Commission sponsors the grantee’s Tier 5 Temporary Worker Government Authorised Exchange visa, and when possible staff guide scholars through the UK visa application process.
An Orientation takes place in London in mid-September; a three-day Fulbright Forum highlights a specific place or region of the UK each January (Birmingham 2018), which also serves as an Orientation for scholars arriving later in the academic year; and a Fulbright Farewell Weekend is planned around the end of June (Edinburgh, Scotland in 2018).
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 also receive a free Elsevier scholar support package, which includes access to the entire suite of SciVerse products (ScienceDirect, Scopus, Applications), subject-specific databases (Embase, Compendex, BrainNavigator, Reaxys) 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/or Benjamin Franklin House in London.
The Commission arranges for a UK alumni ‘friend’ and seeks to introduce visiting U.S. scholars to senior or high-profile contacts relevant to their area of interest.
Depending on the timing of the visit, scholars may also be able to attend the annual EU-NATO conference held in Belgium and Luxembourg (in February) and the annual Fulbright Seminar in Berlin (in March).
Additionally, scholars may have the opportunity to meet with contacts in other EU countries under the Inter-Country Lecturing Program, held jointly among the European Fulbright Commissions.