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Fulbright Senior Specialist Program

Short-term Opportunities for U.S. Scholars and Professionals

APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FROM OCTOBER 1 TO NOVEMBER 14, 2014

For over 50 years, the Fulbright Scholar Program has sent leading U.S. faculty and professionals around the world to teach and do research for terms ranging from three months to a full academic year. In order to extend the scope and reach of the traditional program in a new era, the Fulbright Specialist Program has been initiated to provide short-term Fulbright grants of 2-6 weeks. Not only will grant lengths be shorter under the new option, but grantees will be able to undertake different types of activities. Central to the new program, however, is the original Fulbright purpose of advancing mutual understanding, establishing long-term cooperation, and creating opportunities for institutional linkages.

Duration: 2-6 weeks.

Sample Fulbright Senior Specialist Activities

Fulbright Specialist activities will be designed to provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning, and a variety of other activities.

For example, grantees may:

  • Present lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels
  • Participate in or lead seminars or workshops at overseas academic institutions
  • Conduct needs assessments, surveys, institutional or programmatic research
  • Take part in specialized academic programs and conferences
  • Consult with administrators and instructors of post-secondary institutions on faculty development
  • Develop and/or assess academic curricula or educational materials
  • Conduct teacher-training programs at the tertiary level

Fields

Applications will be accepted for Fulbright Senior Specialists in the following fields:

Agriculture Law
Anthropology Library Science
Applied Linguistics Math Education
Archaeology Peace and Conflict Resolution
Biology Education Physics Education
Business Administration Political Science
Chemistry Education Public Administration
Communications/Journalism Public/Global Health
Economics Sociology
Education Social Work
Engineering Education Urban Planning
Environmental Science Information Technology/Computer Science
U.S. Studies - art; art history; dance; history; literature; music; popular culture; theater.

Eligibility

The Fulbright Senior Specialist Program is open to U.S. scholars and art, law and journalism professionals who are recognized for their professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.

Prospective U.S. Specialists should consult www.cies.org/specialists and register for the Fulbright Specialist Roster.

Eligible host institutions in Croatia are academic and research institutions, and NGOs.

Important Message About New Guidelines for Applicants

In an effort to broaden the participation of U.S. scholars in the Fulbright Program, the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board* has revised its policies regarding the eligibility of U.S. scholars who have previously held Fulbright awards under the Student, Scholar and Teacher Programs.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not had a previous Fulbright award. Effective for the 2007 competition, recipients of a short-term award (under two months) are eligible to receive a traditional or a second short-term award two years after the completion of the preceding short-term award. Recipients of a traditional award are eligible to receive a short-term award two years after the completion of the traditional award.

*Appointed by the President of the United States, the twelve-member Board establishes policies and procedures for the worldwide Fulbright Program.

Financial Arrangements

The U.S. Government will cover international travel and daily honorarium. Host academic institutions should cover lodging, meals, and domestic transportation. Croatian academic institutions requiring financial assistance should contact Ms. Jasmina Skocilic, bilaterala@mobilnost.hr (01-555-6755), at the Agency for Mobility and EU Programs. Please note that intercity travel expenses will not be reimbursed unless the project is approved in two or more cities. 

Receipt of Applications

Applications will be accepted in October and November of each year. Approved applications will be submitted to Washington for final approval in December. Programs usually start between March 1 and December 31. Applications must be submitted by Croatian institutions.

The application form (MS Word format: 70kb) (PDF Format: 70KB) can be downloaded and printed from the web page.

Completed application forms should be e-mailed as attachment to:

Ms. Sasa Brlek
American Embassy
brleks@state.gov
Tel: 01-661-2243

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