Fulbright Scholar Program

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12613-HU
Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

John Von Neumann Distinguished Award in STEM

Hungary
Europe and Eurasia

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Award Details
Award Activity

The senior scholar selected for this grant is expected to conduct cutting-edge STEM research preferably at one of Hungary’s high priority research facilities or universities (see preferred locations below). Additional teaching and outreach activities at other Hungarian institutions are also possible.

Scholars selected for this award will be required to:
  • Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Award Length and Period

Nine months or four months

Grants must begin in either September 2022 or February 2023.

Flex grants must be conducted between July 2022 and August 2024.

Locations

The Ministry of Innovation and Technology is sponsoring this award to attract U.S. scholars to several high-priority research facilities in Hungary, all of which have strong university affiliations. These priority areas include, but are not limited to:  autonomous (self-driving) vehicles, artificial intelligence (AI), 5G networks, molecular biology, physics and material science etc.

These institutions are:

  • ELI-ALPS Institute in Szeged:  Extreme Light Infrastructure research center funded by the European Union for attosecond projects.  ELI is connected to the particle and x-ray center in Prague and the photonuclear center in Bucharest, Romania.  Hungarian university researchers and their departments have access to ELI.
  • ZalaZONE Test Track in Zalaegerszeg, whose mission is to:  “Establish a full-range validation facility for the vehicles and communication technologies of the future enabling multi-level testing opportunities from prototype tests till serial products development.”  ZalaZONE is affiliated with three Hungarian universities.
  • Biological Research Centre, Szeged, affiliated with the University of Szeged, is a European Union Centre of Excellence, focuses on:  biophysics, biochemistry, genetics, plant biology.

While U.S. scholars are free to associate with any university in Hungary, the following departments have direct relationships with the priority institutes listed above and have strong ties to the Fulbright Commission in Hungary:

Scholars, of course, may seek affiliation with any accredited research facility and university not on the above list.

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

Flex grants of two or three months per segment spread over two consecutive years are possible with prior arrangement with host institution. Final approval of Flex grants will be contingent upon available funding.

Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Engineering
Geology
Information Sciences/Systems
Materials Sciences
Mathematics
Medical Sciences
Neuroscience
Physics
Areas of Interest

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Special Features

Assistance with finding housing will be provided. Outreach and guest lecture opportunities at other higher education and research institutions will be arranged.

Application Deadline
Closed
Activity Type
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/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
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.

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 2
Program Staff
Kimberly Williams
Outreach and Recruitment Officer
Phone: 
202-326-7765

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