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Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Fulbright-Uppsala University Distinguished Scholar Award in American Studies

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

Teach one introductory course for undergraduates, as well as a more specialized course for senior or graduate students (or both) in the grantee's area of expertise. The Distinguished Chair will also give an inaugural lecture during the year. Opportunities to give lectures at other Swedish universities and outside Sweden will be available and are encouraged. The Distinguished Chair may also participate in collaborative research with the department faculty.

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
Award Length and Period

Either one semester (4.5 months) or two semesters (9 months); a nine month grant period is preferred.

Two-semester grants must begin in September 2022.

One-semester grants must begin in either September 2022 or January 2023.


The Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS), Department of English at Uppsala University.

The city of Uppsala has more than 180,000 residents, is the fourth largest municipality in Sweden and is located 45 miles from Stockholm. Uppsala University is the oldest university in Scandinavia. With its nine faculties of law, theology, medicine, pharmacy, arts, educational sciences, languages, social sciences and science and technology, Uppsala University offers its students more than 40 programs of study and independent courses.

The Swedish Institute for North American Studies (SINAS), established in 1985, is a research institute located at the Department of English with three main objectives: (1) to conduct and promote research in American studies; (2) to coordinate the efforts of scholars in varying American studies disciplines; and (3) to arrange courses, lectures and conferences on related topics. The Fulbright Distinguished Chair is an established position at SINAS. Visit Uppsala University's website for additional information about the host institution and the Fulbright Distinguished Chair program.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
American Studies
Film/Cinema Studies
History, American
Literature, American
Political Science
Areas of Interest

Proposed subject matter must relate to the field of American studies.

Special Features

A housing allowance of up to SEK 9,000 is provided as part of the grant. Housing options should be arranged through the host institution.

Application Deadline
Activity Type
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
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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