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Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

US Friends of Queen’s University Belfast Distinguished Scholar Award (All Disciplines)

United Kingdom
Europe and Eurasia


Award Details
Award Activity

The Fulbright US Friends of Queen's University Belfast Distinguished Scholar Award covers a six-month appointment to research and contribute to the academic life of the University in any discipline.

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland with a distinguished heritage and history. With cutting-edge facilities and world-class staff, Queen’s is a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities and is ranked in the top 10 in the UK for research intensity. 

The University is globally connected with strategic partners across the world, helping to expand impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables our 24,000 staff and 3,800 students from over 80 countries to realise their full potential.

In addition to conducting academic research, the University would expect the Visiting Professor to participate in lectures, research roundtables and staff seminars in the host School. Award holders may also wish to contribute to relevant workshops and colloquia and to give lectures and seminars, such as a Master's class for graduate students.

The appointment is offered for any discipline within our three faculties: Arts, Humanities and Social SciencesMedicine and Health Sciences and Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Scholars selected for this award can choose to:
  • Advise and/or mentor students
  • 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

6 months

Grants may begin any time after September 1, 2022 but before April 30, 2023.


Queen's University Belfast: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.

Flex Option
Discipline Type
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Special Features

Scholars in the UK participate in a wide range of academic, cultural and social events and benefit from a variety of additional opportunities provided by the Commission; see Special Award Benefits section for more details.

Application Deadline
Activity Type

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) required
Career Profile
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.

Senior Academics

Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

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