Fulbright Scholar Program

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11383-MV

Multiple Disciplines

Maldives, Republic of
South and Central Asia

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Award Details
Grant Activity

For teaching awards, applicants may be involved in the following activities: teach undergraduate courses, draw curriculums, training and building capacity.

For teaching/research, applicants may determine percentage of the grant dedicated to each activity and should define this clearly in the project abstract/summary and the project statement.

For professional projects, applicants will work within various government ministries on pre-determined topics and needs.

Grant Length
Three to four months
Grant Dates

August/September 2021 or January 2022,.

Locations

For teaching or teaching/research grants: Maldives National University 

For professional projects: The U.S. Embassy in Colombo will assist with affiliation arrangements. Opportunities exist for all disciplines across the government. Potential placements include:

  • Juvenile Justice Unit which operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Information Commissioners Office
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Communication Science and Technology
  • Disaster Management Authority which operates under Ministry of Home Affairs.
Flex Option
No
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Economics
Education
Environmental Sciences
Journalism
Law
Medical Sciences
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.

Applications in the following specializations are preferred:

  • Economics - Sustainable development
  • Law - Criminal, Judicial or Rule of law
Special Features

South and Central Asia Fulbright Regional Travel Grant

During their grant period, Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia (SCA) region may apply for a regional travel grant to engage in a variety of activities at academic institutions or non-profit organizations in eligible SCA countries (India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Nepal, Republic of the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).  Activities that U.S Scholars may engage in include: faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, conferences, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, or some combination thereof. Scholars in the arts may be invited to give master classes or recitals, participate in exhibitions or workshops, or consult with cultural institutions. Activities may not include research. This grant will cover travel to and from the destination and lodging may be offered by the hosting institution. Scholars may only apply for this grant once in country on their Fulbright grant. As funds are limited, Scholars are limited to one such travel grant.

South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference

With funding provided by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (the Fulbright Commission in India) invites eligible Fulbright Scholars in the South and Central Asia region to attend the annual South and Central Asia Fulbright Midyear Conference in India (usually held in February or March). The conference is an opportunity for current Fulbright U.S. Scholars who are on their Fulbright grants in the SCA region at the time of the conference to gather to discuss each other's work and educational exchange issues and to invite suggestions for the future development and enhancement of the Fulbright Program. Financial assistance to attend the conference is provided as an additional Fulbright grant benefit.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Activity
Professional Project
Teaching
Teaching/Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Candidate Profile
Professionals
Academics, except early career
Number of Grants
Up To 1
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753

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