Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

International Courts and Tribunals

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award 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, trade, and law of the sea 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.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length
Three to seven months, but to be completed by March 31, 2023. 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.
Award Dates

Awards may begin any time between August 2022 and January 2023. The last month of the award can be no later than March 2023. Awards are given 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
International Relations
Political Science
Areas of Interest

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. awardees 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 awardees 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 awardees for the seminar/ski weekend, which is a highlight of the Fulbright year.

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
Early Career Academics

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

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 2
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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