Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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12190-GM
Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award - All Disciplines

Germany
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award Activity

Research, teaching or a project combining both activities. Fulbright Germany is particularly interested in research and/or teaching proposals based on comparative approaches and topics. Whether conducting research and/or teaching, the specifics of the arrangement have to be coordinated directly with the prospective host institution. Scholars with short-term projects of less than one term (i.e., 3 months) that include a teaching segment need to submit a proposal to teach one or two block seminars over four to six weeks.

Fulbright Scholars in Germany may participate in the European Fulbright Intercountry Lectureship Program that provides them with opportunities to enrich their professional and cultural experience outside their host community and country of assignment. There also are many networking opportunities within the German higher education community.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
  • Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
  • 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
Three to eight months
Award Dates

Grants are tenable between September 2022 and July 2023, with a start date no later than April 2023. For maximum outreach and impact, the project activities should take place when German universities are in session, i.e. during the core lecture periods which last from early October until the end of January (fall term) and from early April until the end of July (summer term).

Locations

Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation with accredited state-recognized German higher education institutions (resource: Higher Education Compass), or university-affiliated research institutions (resource: Federal Ministry of Education and Research).

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

Flex is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the German fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex awards are offered for teaching, teaching/research, and research.

Flex grant parameters:

  • Minimum length of the total grant is four months and the maximum is six months;
  • Minimum length for any grant segment is one month and the maximum is three months;
  • Two or three grant segments may be spread over one or two consecutive years

Scholars planning segments that last less than one term (i.e., two months) but include teaching activities need to submit a proposal to teach one or two block seminars over four to six weeks.

Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

The grant includes Fulbright support and guidance. Fulbright Scholars in Germany also are invited to network and outreach activities. They gain access to the online Fulbrighter Network as well as admission to the German-American and global Fulbright Alumni Network.

In addition to a stipend and other allowances (please refer to Stipend & Benefits information), the grant includes private German health insurance coverage.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
Professional Project
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A Professional Project enables the participant to engage in activities in their area of expertise to enhance their professional development and the field at large. Projects may include serving as a professional consultant to the host organization, sharing expertise, visiting other organizations in their professional field, gaining practical experience, and attending public lectures. While the details vary according to the specific award, the focus of a Professional Project grant should not be research or teaching.

Research
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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.

Teaching
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Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.

Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Artists
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Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.

Early Career Academics
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Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.

Mid-Career Academics
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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.

Professionals
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Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.

Senior Academics
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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 10
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
For U.S. Scholar Core Program
Phone: 
212-984-5326
Sarah Causer
For U.S.-Germany IEA
Phone: 
202-686-6232
Email: 

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