Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Opportunities in STEM

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

Teach courses in area of specialization and assist with student mentoring and curriculum development. Conduct research in area of specialization. Applicants determine the percentage of the grant dedicated to each activity (teaching, professional projects, research) with the host institution but for teaching / research projects, no less than 25% of the grant activity should be dedicated to teaching or teaching-related activities.

For professional projects in the scholar's area of expertise, the project may include professional consultations, mentoring, preparation of print materials (books, articles, reviews), exchange of experience with other professionals, and participation in public events.  Projects may be carried out with local NGOs or not strictly academic institutions.

The government of Georgia’s educational priorities include promoting internationalization in higher education, which refers to the process of integrating an international and intercultural aspect into teaching and research in order to increase competitiveness and improved performance in higher education.  It also includes efforts to introduce modern teaching and evaluation methodology in line with international standard with the ultimate goal of further integrating Georgian higher education institutions with their counterparts in Europe and the United States.  For those Fulbright Scholars who have expertise and are interested, there may be opportunities to assist with developing internationalization strategies at the host institution through participation in training, conferences, research, discussions, and knowledge acquisition.  

Scholars selected for this grant will be required to attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation in Summer 2022.

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 and Period

September 2021 or February 2022.

One-semester grants may begin in September 2022 or February 2023; two-semester grants must begin in September 2023. For Flex grants, see Flex Option box.

Flex Option
Flex Description

The Flex Award 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 fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.

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; and
• Flex awards are offered for teaching/research and research grants.

For more information, please see Fulbright Flex Awards.

Discipline Type
Only projects in the following disciplines will be considered
Computer Science
Environmental Sciences
Information Sciences/Systems
Urban Planning/Studies
Areas of Interest

STEM fields, including Agronomy and Crop Science, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, AirScience and Airpower Studies, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engeneering, Computer Siences, Environmental Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Veterinary Science, Statistics, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems and Sciences, and others. 

Application Deadline
Activity Type
Professional Project

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 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 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.

Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not 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.


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

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
Approximately 2
Program Staff
Aferdita Krasniqi
Outreach and Selection Coordinator

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