Published on March 27, 2008
Slide1: Fulbright Scholar Grants for U.S. Faculty and Professionals Presentation Overview: Presentation Overview Introduction Fulbright opportunities for U.S. faculty and professionals How to apply Fulbright Visiting Scholar opportunities Fulbright Scholar Program : Fulbright Scholar Program Established in 1946 Sends U.S. academics and professionals overseas Brings scholars and professionals from abroad to the U.S. Sponsored by U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Why Consider a Fulbright?: Why Consider a Fulbright? Discover new research directions Gain new teaching insights Share your knowledge Understand your discipline in a global context Meet international colleagues and establish long-term professional relationships Allow family to experience a different culture Who Can Be a Fulbrighter?: Who Can Be a Fulbrighter? Faculty at universities, colleges, and community colleges Administrators Business people Lawyers Artists Scientists Journalists Researchers You! Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility Requirements U.S. citizenship A Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent professional/terminal degree in your field For professionals and artists outside academia, recognized professional standing and substantial accomplishments Teaching experience as required by award No felonies Language Requirements: Language Requirements Most lecturing awards are in English Research awards require knowledge of language as appropriate for project Latin American countries may require Spanish or Portuguese Francophone Africa generally requires French Grants in 140 countries for: Grants in 140 countries for Faculty Administrators Professionals Types of Awards Lecturing Research Lecturing/Research Seminars Fulbright Opportunities: Fulbright Opportunities Traditional Worldwide Awards Distinguished Chairs Program Seminars for International Education Administrators German Studies Seminar Senior Specialists Program New Century Scholars Alumni Initiatives Awards Traditional Worldwide Awards: Traditional Worldwide Awards 800 faculty and professionals Awards in 140 countries Application deadline AUGUST 1 Lecturing Lecturing / Research 80% Research 20% Distinguished Chairs Program: Distinguished Chairs Program Most prestigious awards in Scholar program 39 awards available in Canada and 12 countries in Europe Applicants must have prominent record of scholarly accomplishment Submit letter of interest and curriculum vitae Application Deadline MAY 1 Seminars for International Education Administrators: Seminars for International Education Administrators Three-week group programs in Germany, Japan and Korea Open to full-time education administrators directly involved with international programs Application Deadline NOVEMBER 1 German Studies Seminar: German Studies Seminar Intensive three-week group summer seminars in Germany 2002 Topic: International Migration and National Identities. 2003 Topic: Challenges in Demographics Open to scholars in fields related to the topic or in German Studies Application Deadline NOVEMBER 1 Senior Specialists Program: Senior Specialists Program Two- to six-week consulting opportunities with foreign colleagues and institutions Structured to meet the needs of foreign institutions Academic matchmaking process Online application with rolling deadline New Century Scholar Program: New Century Scholar Program Thirty eminent scholars and professionals from the U.S. and abroad work collaboratively to examine a theme of transnational significance Participants maintain contact and exchange research ideas during the program year New Century Scholar Distinguished Leader directs a culminating plenary seminar Application Deadline OCTOBER 1 Alumni Initiatives Awards Program: Alumni Initiatives Awards Program Small institutional grants to former Fulbrighters to create sustainable, mutually beneficially institutional relationships between home and host institutions Proposal should demonstrate evidence of commitment of scholar’s home institution Examples: distance learning innovations, summer seminars, curriculum development Application Deadline FEBRUARY 15 How to Apply for Traditional Program: How to Apply for Traditional Program Go to CIES Web site www.cies.org Use online awards catalog and application Read “Tips for Prospective Applicants” and program overview READ and follow instructions Consult Web site for updated award information Slide18: OR request the printed Awards Catalog from CIES 3007 Tilden Street, NW Suite 5L Washington, DC 20008-3009 Phone: 202.686.7877 E-mail: email@example.com Selecting an Award: Selecting an Award Decide if you want to lecture, research or do both Check discipline and professional indexes Read award descriptions and stipend information Find an award that fits: single or multi-country Use an Any Field award if no specific award matches your expertise Check Country Pages on CIES Web site Contact CIES program officer(s) for more information about awards and countries Multi-Country Opportunities: Multi-Country Opportunities Africa: Regional Research Awards Middle East and Asia: Middle East, North Africa, South Asia Regional Research Program; Northeast and Southeast Asia Regional Research Program Europe: EU Affairs Research, Aegean Initiative, Austrian-Hungarian Award Western Hemisphere: Argentina/Uruguay Award in Environmental Sciences, Argentina/Brazil/Uruguay Award in International Trade and Investment Making Contacts Abroad : Making Contacts Abroad Most awards don’t require a letter of invitation from an overseas institution, although some “Any Field” awards do Contact the international division of your professional organization Talk with international office on your campus Slide22: Use university search Web sites such as Braintrack - www.braintrack.com Peterson’s - www.petersons.com Ask the CIES program officer for university contacts and names of former grantees Submitting a Competitive Application: Submitting a Competitive Application Be sure your expertise matches award Follow instructions and format precisely Write a clear, focused project statement Focus on what you plan to DO--not your biography Write so that people outside your field can understand your project and why it is important Slide24: Get three good reference letters One from your supervisor (crucial for a teaching report) One from someone not at your institution One from a colleague who knows your work well Consider how each part of application relates to the whole and supports your candidacy Meet all eligibility requirements and application deadline TIPS: The Project Statement: TIPS: The Project Statement Vital part of a successful application package Must be persuasive Must explain What the applicant proposes to do How it will be done Why it is important to do it Why the applicant wants to do it Project Statement: Lecturing Awards: Project Statement: Lecturing Awards Describe What you propose to teach What related courses you have taught in the past How you will adapt the material and your teaching style to fit the different culture and setting Why you are suited to this award Why you want to teach in this particular country and why you want this experience Slide27: Draw attention to relevant expertise and experience Show evidence of flexibility and adaptability Organize carefully: don’t make reviewers search Project Statement: Research Awards: Project Statement: Research Awards Describe What you will do How you propose to do the research Why this research is needed Why it must be done in this country How you will face the challenge of conducting research in a foreign language, if applicable Slide29: Address what will be contributed to both countries and the discipline Demonstrate that the research strategy is feasible, including its time frame Consider the culture and politics of the host country Indicate a dissemination plan for your results TIPS: For All Awards: TIPS: For All Awards Do your homework: research host country and institution and award particulars Follow directions carefully: Letter of invitation needed? Syllabus? Limit discussion on project background; use bibliography instead Know that collaborative projects are more compelling For Lecturing/Research awards, amount of attention in proposal to respective activities should match award description Review Process: Review Process Applications first screened by U.S. peer review committees List of recommended candidates to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Final selection made in host country What Reviewers Look For: What Reviewers Look For Suitability for award (match) Teaching ability and record Publication and scholarly record in relation to career stage Applicant’s adaptability and cultural sensitivity Merits of proposal Innovative projects and methodology Feasibility Value to discipline, scholar, host country and institution Demonstrated need to be in country for project Grant Benefits: Grant Benefits Package includes stipend, in-country living allowance, travel for grantee Some countries: travel for dependents, dependent schooling, research allowance, book allowance Stipends and benefits vary considerably from country to country Consult Awards Catalog or CIES Web site for details Host a Visiting Fulbright Scholar: Host a Visiting Fulbright Scholar Three ways for U.S. institutions to host Visiting Fulbright Scholars from abroad Scholar-in-Residence Program Visiting Scholar Program Occasional Lecturer Program Scholar-in-Residence Program: Scholar-in-Residence Program Brings scholars and professionals from abroad to campuses that do not often host visiting scholars Involves colleges and universities that serve student populations underrepresented in international exchange programs Requires the application be made by the interested U.S. institution. Deadline is NOVEMBER 1 What SIRs Can Do on U.S. Campuses: What SIRs Can Do on U.S. Campuses Teach regular courses from a comparative or foreign-area perspective Serve as resource people for faculty and students in interdisciplinary programs or courses with international themes Create or assist in developing new courses or programs Participate in special seminars or colloquia Interact with primary and secondary schools through lectures, curriculum development, and other programs Visiting Scholar Program: Visiting Scholar Program Visiting Scholars are accomplished faculty, researchers, and professionals who Engage in joint research with U.S. faculty Conduct individual and group research projects Team teach classes Help internationalize campuses Application is made by overseas scholars to Fulbright commission or U.S. Embassy in their home countries Occasional Lecturer Program: Occasional Lecturer Program Travel support for Fulbright Visiting Scholars already in the U.S. to visit other campuses for short-term guest lecturing to deliver papers and participate in conferences Benefits of OLP: Benefits of OLP To Visiting Scholars Network with colleagues and share research interests Contribute to campus life Experience the diversity in U.S. higher education To institutions Contributes to the internationalization of campuses Create linkages between home and host institutions Other Fulbright Programs: Other Fulbright Programs Fulbright Graduate Students Program for predoctoral study and research abroad managed by Institute of International Education, IIE www.IIE.org/Fulbright Fulbright Teacher Exchange principally for primary- and secondary- level educators managed by United States Department of Agriculture, USDA firstname.lastname@example.org
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