Fulbright Scottish Studies Scholar Award 2015-16

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is pleased to announce a call for applications for its 2015-16 Scottish Studies Award. In this award category up to three grants are offered to UK academics, artists or professionals to undertake lecturing/carry out research relating to Scottish Studies, and develop institutional links with any accredited US institution(s) for a period of three to eight months.Grants in this category are for $5,000 per month.

Fulbright Scholar Awards typically provide a contribution towards any institutional fees, travel to/from the US, and general maintenance costs while in the USA. Successful grantees also receive a number of memberships, sickness and accident benefit coverage and visa sponsorship. There is substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists’ Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July). Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), including additional travel grant opportunities for scholars to accept guest lecturing invitations at other US institutions. After the grant period is over Fulbrighters have access to our vast US-UK alumni network and are given the opportunity to attend a range of social and cultural events in the UK.

Applications for 2015-16 awards are open until 5pm on 31 October 2014.

For more information on the Scottish Studies Award, plus deadlines, eligibility and how to apply visit the Scottish Studies Award page on the Fulbright website.

Questions? Please contact the Fulbright Awards staff via email at programmes@fulbright.org.uk