Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

Graduate Students
2018-2019

Application period opens: March 31, 2017

Application deadline: October 6, 2017 (at 5:00 p.m. US Eastern Time)

1 Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

Award Profile

The joint award with the Bulgarian Fulbright Commission allows students to engage in trans-regional research and/or study. Up to one award per academic year is open to candidates at all degree levels, but preference is given to Master’s and Ph.D. candidates. Applications will be considered in all fields, with special emphasis on the following disciplines related to Bulgaria and Greece: archeology, history and art history (Antique, Byzantine, Ottoman and contemporary), Balkan studies, trans-border/emigration studies, economics, tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism), preservation of cultural heritage, political science, social sciences, classical studies, and the arts. The award is for eight to ten months with at least four months spent in each country. Applicants may select which country to visit first, depending on the needs of their project.

Grant Period
9 Months
Grants will begin on September 15 and end in mid-June.

The first part of the grant will take place in Bulgaria, followed by a grant component in Greece, or vice-versa, depending on the project proposal.

Grantees are expected in the first country of destination a few days before the beginning of the academic year on September 15 for the required Fulbright Commission orientation.

Pre-Departure Orientation
No Pre-Departure Orientation

Candidate Profile
Candidates at all degree levels are accepted, but preference is given to Master’s and Ph.D. candidates. Applications will be considered in all fields, with special emphasis on the following disciplines related to Bulgaria and Greece: archeology, history and art history (Antique, Byzantine, Ottoman and contemporary), Balkan studies, trans-border/emigration studies, economics, tourism (including eco- and agro-tourism), preservation of cultural heritage, political science, social sciences, classical studies, and the arts.

Accepted Degree Levels
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral

Foreign Language Proficiency
Not Required

Additional Information: Bulgarian or Greek proficiency is not required. Some study of Bulgarian and Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Affiliation
Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and submit letters of invitation. If an invitation is not available, they may indicate preferences for affiliation in their application. The Fulbright Commissions assist in establishing contacts at prospective host institutions and coordinate final assignments.

Special Application Instructions
In your Embark on-line application, Step B, Section 3a Award Name please select Bulgarian-Greek Grant from the drop down menu to be considered for this award. Select Bulgaria for Country 1 and Greece for Country 2.

Dependents
Dependent support is not available.

Website
www.fulbright.gr

Contact

Benefits vary according to Grant Category. The list below is a summary of benefits for a) the US Fulbright Student Program (Academic/Research) and b) the Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellows program:

US Fulbright Student Program (Academic/Research)

  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 1300 USD (increased by 10% per month for up to two dependents)
  • A one-time settling allowance at 1200 USD
  • Round-trip air fare from place of residence in the U.S. to Greece and back (for grantee only)
  • Baggage allowance of up to 200 USD (for grantee only)
  • Modern Greek language lesson allowance of up to 450 USD (for grantee only)
  • Books/Research Materials allowance of up to 350 USD (for grantee only)
  • Membership fee at the American School of Classical Studies (ASCSA) for grantees affiliated with this institution
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State

Fulbright/HAEF Teaching Fellows*

  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 860 USD
  • Housing provided by HAEF, the host institution
  • Round-trip air fare from place of residence in the U.S. to Greece and back
  • Modern Greek Language lessons provided by HAEF, the host institution
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State
  • Additional health insurance coverage provided by HAEF, the host institution

*Benefits are for grantees only. Dependents are not eligible under this program

Specific terms and conditions apply to all U.S. Fulbright Student programs as outlined by the Fulbright Scholarship Board. A full description of those terms and conditions can be found here

The U.S. Fulbright Student program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) based on an agreement with the U.S. Department of State.

All applicants interested in applying under this Fulbright category must thoroughly review the U.S. Fulbright Student program website and apply there http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

 

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