Fulbright-Schuman Program

The Fulbright Schuman Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission in Belgium and is jointly financed by the U.S. Department of State and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission. Grants can be awarded to candidates from any of the 27 EU member states for a period up to one academic year (9 months) and are open to all academic fields, however, the topic of research must have a strong EU component.  Awards are available to conduct research or lecture on a topic that is relevant to US-EU relations, EU affairs/policy, or EU institutions and shows relevancy to at least two EU member states.

The submission deadline for AY 2021-22 is December 1, 2020.

Grants for (Pre)-Doctoral Research (Students)

To study or conduct research in any academic field at an accredited U.S. institution for a period between four to nine months. Applicants must present a letter of affiliation from at an accredited U.S. institution and demonstrate in their Study/Research Objectives Essay that their proposed program/research is relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or the EU institutions and to at least two EU Member States. The program has funded research in political science, law, economics, linguistics, social sciences, public health, the arts, etc.

Grants for Post-Doctoral Research and/or Lecturing (Scholars)

To conduct research and/or lecture in any academic field at an accredited U.S. institution for a period between three to nine months. Applicants must present a letter of affiliation from an accredited university or non-profit research institution and must demonstrate in their Project Statement that their proposed research is relevant to U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or the EU institutions and to at least two EU Member States.

Innovation Award – (Students and Scholars)

Innovation grants are designed to support work that can create better transatlantic understanding of issues at the heart of the U.S.-EU relationship, particularly at the intersection of policy and technology. This award will give preference to proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches to innovative technologies and business models and their integration with new and existing policies and regulations. Successful proposals should address research topics focusing on the intersection of technological innovation and policy, such as but not limited to data privacy and protection. The policy-oriented research funded by this grant should be of common importance for the U.S.-EU relationship and/or EU affairs and tenable in any one or two EU Member States. Candidates are responsible for arranging their own affiliation at a U.S. university or non-profit research institution. It is not required for candidates to have developed a new technology; the purpose of the grant is for candidates to explore the nexus of policy and technology.

International Educator Award (Scholars)

For international education professionals at European universities who are interested in conducting research at a U.S. university on an issue related to international higher education and/or best practices in this field. The grant supports research at an accredited U.S. institution for a period between three to nine months. Applicants must present a letter of affiliation from an accredited university or non-profit research institution. Research projects should provide a comparative US-EU perspective on global issues within international higher education and/or share best practices within the field.

For detailed information and application forms, please visit: http://www.fulbrightschuman.eu/grants-eu-citizens/

Ms. Erica Lutes, ED of the Belgian Fulbright Commission, presents the program and shares useful advice for Bulgarian applicants: Virtual Info Session_ Fulbright Schuman Program [ERICA]

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