Fulbright Scholar Program

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Fulbright Scholar Award

Roving Scholar in American Studies

Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

Serve as a traveling 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.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Conduct a professional and/or artistic project
Award Length
10 months
Award Dates

August 15, 2022 - June 15, 2023


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

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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
Program Staff
Jaclyn Assarian
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist

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