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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards


Roving Scholar in American Studies

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Grant Activity

Serve as a roving specialist in the study of the United States. The scholar will make one-time visits to lower secondary schools (student ages 14-16) or upper secondary schools (ages 16-18) and educator conferences to give up-to-date information on important issues related to American society.

The aim is to give teachers of English an opportunity to interact with an American colleague and to let students practice their English, confront an American with some of their ideas about the U.S. and experience an American teacher's approach to teaching.

The scholar will travel to schools throughout Norway to teach in-service courses for practicing English teachers and to teach students in cooperation with their teachers in the classroom.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
10 months
Grant Dates

August 15, 2019 - June 15, 2020


Roving scholars are based in Oslo, but travel throughout the country at the Fulbright Foundation's expense. The primary Norwegian affiliation is the Norwegian Center for Foreign Languages in Education.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
American History
American Literature
American Studies
Special Features

The Fulbright Foundation will help procure housing.

Roving Scholars are given an additional in-depth orientation focused on the Norwegian education system before they start visiting schools.

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 in February. 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.

Number of Grants
Core (Open to all levels of scholars, including early career)
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Application Deadline
Program Staff
Peter Raucci
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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