Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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International Courts and Tribunals

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct relevant research at PluriCourts - Center for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order.

The PluriCourts Center studies the legitimate roles of the judiciary in the global order. The focus is on international courts and tribunals in criminal law, the environment, human rights, investment and trade by scholars in law, political science and philosophy.

Research at PluriCourts concerns the origins of International Courts, how they function and their effects. PluriCourts draws on these findings to assess them by principles of legitimacy and develops plausible, sustainable models for each court and their interaction.

In addition to research, selected scholars may also be invited to provide guest lectures and/or participate in seminars.

Grant Length
Three to ten months. The requested grant length must be justified and clearly stated in the application. A detailed project plan is especially important for proposed stays of an entire academic year.
Grant Dates

Grants may begin any time between August 2021 and January 2022. The last month of the grant can be no later than June 2022. Grants are awarded in increments of whole months only.


The PluriCourts Center is based at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Political Science
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

International courts, international law, international organizations, international relations, legal theory, political theory.

Special Features

PluriCourts will provide office space for selected scholars.

All U.S. grantees to Norway have two opportunities to gather as a group. The first is an orientation program held in Oslo in August. The second is a seminar in February during which grantees present on their projects followed by a weekend at a ski resort near Lillehammer. Domestic travel and lodging expenses for these gatherings are covered by the Fulbright Foundation. In addition, these expenses are covered for dependent family members of grantees for the seminar/ski weekend, which is a highlight of the Fulbright year.

Application Deadline
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, all levels including early career
Number of Grants
Up To 2
Program Staff
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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