US Scholars - Core Fulbright Scholar Program

US Scholars - Core Fulbright Scholar Program

US Scholars - Core Fulbright Scholar Program
2018-2019

Application period opens: February 1, 2017

Application deadline: August 1, 2017

For information on application procedures and requirements please visit:

http://www.cies.org/program/core-fulbright-us-scholar-program

Summary: Up to seven All Discipline grants in any area of the humanities, arts, social sciences or pure and applied sciences (STEM) to collaborate with colleagues at Greek universities, museums and other cultural organizations and research centers. One Greece-Spain Joint Teaching/Research Award is also offered. The final number may change according to demand and funding.

Program Overview: The Core Fulbright Scholar Program is an important component of the Fulbright Foundation's mission to bring outstanding U.S. scholars from a wide variety of disciplines to Greek institutions of higher learning and state or private organizations in order to promote cultural and educational ties between the two countries through scholarly interaction and collaboration.

Grants are for individuals with a Ph.D. or a terminal degree and three to 10 years or more of appropriate professional experience. Grants are intended for three months for the fall term (October – December) and three to four months for the spring term (February – June) of the academic year.

The Fulbright Foundation in Greece can offer suggestions and propose institutions and contacts. Additional information about Greek universities can be found at the Fulbright Foundation in Greece. English is sufficient for teaching; however, knowledge of Greek is useful.

Staff: Meaghan Dolan, Regional Lead, Phone: +1 202-686-4022, email 
Eliza Collison, Program Coordinator, phone +1 202-686-6254, email

Greece-Spain Joint Teaching/Research Award for Senior Scholar

(Award Code 8472-MC)

Number of Awards: One

Category: Research, Teaching or Teaching/Research

Grant Activity: Teaching, preferably at graduate level; conducting research and/or collaborating with colleagues at Spanish and Greek academic and research institutions; or a combination of both.

Activities may include presenting lectures, seminars and workshops as arranged by host institutions or the Fulbright Commissions.

Spain and Greece share historical and cultural links dating back to ancient times. These include the Sephardic Jewish community of Greece (with its Ladino language and musical traditions), as well as the renowned Renaissance painter Domenikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco. Comparative research projects on Greece and Spain may address current or historical issues, and/or specific fields of study. History, culture or current social, economic and political issues are just some of the areas that might be conducive to a comparative Fulbright approach.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is a public diplomacy initiative designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities.

Grant Length: Maximum of seven months, with a minimum of three months in each country.

Grant Dates: September 2018 to June 2019

Locations: Spanish and Greek universities, institutions of higher education, cultural or research centers.

Discipline Type: Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines

Specializations: Applications will be considered in all fields, with special emphasis on the following disciplines related to Greece and Spain: archeology, classical studies, economics, emigration, history and art history, political science, preservation of cultural heritage, tourism, and the arts.

Projects must show strong comparative research on the two countries/societies.

Deadline: August 1, 2017

For more information on this award please visit the CIES website by clicking here

All Disciplines

(Award Code # 8191-GR)

Number of Awards: Up to 7

Category: Teaching and Teaching/Research

Grant Activity: Lecture or lecture and research in any area of the humanities, arts, social sciences or pure and applied sciences (STEM). Collaborate with colleagues at Greek universities, museums and other cultural organizations and research centers. Offer lectures, seminars and/or workshops, as requested. Research only project proposals are not encouraged. All projects must contain a lecturing component in order to be considered.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is a public diplomacy initiative designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities.

Grant Length: Fall term - Three months; Spring term - three to four months

Grant Dates: Grants must begin in either October 2018 (three months) or February 2019 (three to four months).

Locations: Applicants may affiliate with any appropriate host institution in Greece. A list of possible hosts includes:

University of Peloponnese at Corinth, University of Peloponnese, Technical Educational Institute at Kavala (TEI Kavala), University of Crete at Rethymno, Harokopio University in Athens, Ionian University in Corfu, University of the Aegean, University of Western Macedonia, University of Thessaly, University of Ioannina and Democritus University of Thrace

Discipline Type: Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines

Comments: Applications are welcome from professionals and scholars. Letters of invitation are highly recommended. For more information, contact CIES staff or American Program Coordinator, Nicholas Tourides, email:

Deadline: August 1, 2017

For more information on this award please visit the CIES website by clicking here

 

  • US citizenship is required for application. Grantees who are dual nationals of both Greece and the US are eligible to apply. However, preference will be given to those candidates who have minimal exposure to the host country
  • Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master's degree, depending on the field) as appropriate
  • Proposed project must be feasible within the academic term of the grant
  • Sound affiliations in the host country must be in place before the grant commences

For further eligibility requirements please review the grant you are interested in and also visit the Fulbright Scholar Program website

Benefits vary according to Grant Category. All amounts listed below are provided in US Dollars.  The list below is a summary of benefits for the US Scholars – Core Fulbright Scholar Program:

  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 2100 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 and one accompanying dependent)
  • Tuition Assistance: Up to 3,000 USD per family for dependents in elementary or secondary school
  • 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)
  • Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges (ASPE). Provided by the U.S. Department of State

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

The U.S. Fulbright Scholar program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education 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 Scholar Program website and apply there http://www.cies.org/

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