Monday September 17, 2012 - Monday November 12 2012
All applicants must register in person with the Greek Program
Coordinator at the Fulbright Foundation in Athens
EMBARK ONLINE APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday November 30, 2012
No applications will be accepted after November 30, 2012
For the Academic Year 2013 – 2014 EQUAL PREFERENCE
will be given to applicants in the Humanities & Social Sciences and
Sciences & Business
Overview and Guidelines
The Fulbright Foundation in Greece will award up to five grants (total number of grants may change based on funding) to Greek professors/researchers to lecture and/or conduct research at universities or research centers in the United States. Fulbright grants are awarded for minimum of two months Recipients may continue their project under the Fulbright auspices for up to six months (maximum eligible period)only if funding from sources other than the Fulbright Foundation is obtained. In that case, proof of funds is required. The grant period may begin as early as September 1, 2013 and must be completed by May 31, 2014.The grant period cannot be divided and may be conducted at a maximum of two universities or research centers. Awards are open to scholars in all fields and applicants must arrange their own affiliation/invitation in the U.S. Candidates are selected on the basis of academic and professional excellence, career potential and character. All awards are subject to the Fulbright Foundation policies.
Please be aware that our application procedure and timeline has changed significantly from previous years, please review all information carefully.
The Fulbright Awards Program is the only organization that offers scholarships for academic work in any subject, at any accredited U.S. university/institution. Candidates choose and apply to US university departments/institutions directly and independently. Fulbright Awards offer generous financial support for research/lecturing/teaching in the US. However, Fulbright is much more than a scholarship – we offer scholars the opportunity to have a transformative cultural and academic experience and provide unrivaled support both during and after their Fulbright year. While a Fulbright Award is up to six months in length, the benefits do not end there. Receiving a Fulbright Award opens many doors and provides unparalleled global networking opportunities. Review the selection criteria, minimum eligibility and Terms and Conditions relating to the category for which you intend to apply before making an application. When you begin your application, the system will ask you to confirm that you are eligible for this award.
You can locate answers to most frequently asked questions (Q&As): http://www.fulbright.gr/questions.html#Greek
- Greek citizenship and a valid Greek passport. Candidates with dual citizenship (U.S./Greek) or permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. Research Scholars will enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa and are subject to the two-year home residency requirement associated with the J-1 visa http://j1visa.state.gov/
- A Ph.D degree followed by a minimum of four years of professional experience in the field of study.
- Preference will be given to mid-career scholars below the age of 55 at the time of application.
- Preference will be given to qualified candidates who have not had substantial recent experience in the United States, that is, for a period aggregating more than one academic year (nine months) during the past five years for study, teaching, research or employment.
- Excellent English language ability (written and spoken).
- Official letter of invitation/affiliation from the U.S. university/research center which will include: Statements from the head/director of the Department and of the professor with whom the applicant plans to work endorsing the applicant’s visit to the U.S. institution and stating that the proposed project can be completed within the time frame specified. US inisitutes must declare if there are minimum funding requirements for hosting research scholars.
- Monthly maintenance allowance of up to U.S. $3,000. Fulbright grants are awarded for minimum of two months. Recipients may continue their project under the Fulbright auspices for up to six months (maximum eligible period)only if funding from sources other than the Fulbright Foundation is obtained. In that case, proof of funds is required.
- Round trip travel allowance according to Fulbright Travel Policies & Regulations.
- Limited health and accident insurance A+SPE (for grantee only).
- Participation in the Annual Awards ceremony.
- J-1 Exchange visitor visa.
- Other benefits offered by the cooperating agency in the United States, the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES).
- Registration in person with the Greek Program Coordinator at the Fulbright Foundation in Athens is mandatory.
- An International Fulbright Peer Review Committee will review and evaluate the project proposals.
- The Fulbright Foundation's Board of Directors will nominate candidates and review or re-evaluate grant eligibility should the institutional invitation/affiliation change.
- Fulbright grant recipients will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements in accordance with Fulbright Travel Policies & Regulations.
- Projects should be implemented from September 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014.
- Awards cannot be deferred to the following year.
- Fulbright grant recipients must travel on a J-1 visa sponsored by the Fulbright Program. It is a condition of the visa that after completion of the research program, scholars must return to Greece and reside there for two years before being eligible to immigrate or apply for permanent residence or a work permit in the United States. The purpose of the two-year home residency requirement is to ensure that exchange visitors return to their home country and fulfill the exchange objectives of the Fulbright Program. More information on J1 visa issues can be located at http://j1visa.state.gov/
- Scholars who have already begun their research or teaching activities or who have been physically present in the United States on a J-1 visa for more than 6 of the 12 months preceding the start date of their Fulbright grant are not eligible to apply.
- Fulbright scholars cannot return to the United States under the professor or research scholar category for 24 months following the conclusion of the Fulbright grant.
- All candidates selected for a Fulbright grant are required to submit a medical history and examination report before their grants can be finalized.
Registration and Application Procedures
All applicants must register in person with the Greek Program Coordinator at the Fulbright Foundation in Athens. Registration will begin SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 and conclude NOVEMBER 12, 2012.
No registration will be accepted beyond November 12, 2012
Following registration, applicants will be given a link to complete the online Embark Fulbright application. Applications which have been submitted without prior registration will not be accepted.
For registration please contact:
Greek Program Coordinator, The Fulbright Foundation
6 Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, 106 74 Athens
Tel.: 210 724 1811 or 210 724 1812, ext. 3
e-mail address: email@example.com
From this year onwards the Fulbright Foundation accepts ONLY online Embark Applications. Faxed or e-mailed or mailed copies of applications will not be accepted.
Online Embark Fulbright Application Procedure
The Fulbright Foundation accepts ONLY electronic submission of applications though the EMBARK Fulbright system. The Embark link can only be obtained after registration with the Greek Program Coordinator.
The following documents must be completed/ uploaded in the Embark online application:
- Online application
- Detailed Curriculum Vitae and Publications (proposed CV format http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/europass/home/hornav/Downloads/EuropassCV/CVTemplate.csp )
- Within the Project description please include a statement of how the applicant’s proposed project and presence in the United States would promote the “mutual understanding” element of the Fulbright Program and the development of educational collaborations between the United States and Greece
- Research Methodology not to exceed five single-spaced pages that clearly details the background, methodology, and objective of your project and its relationship to the objectives of the Fulbright Program.
- Official letter of invitation/affiliation from the U.S. institution the applicant plans to attend.
- Three letters of reference are requested as part of your Fulbright application. All candidates should register their referees to the Embark system. All candidates should inform their referees that they will need to provide online to the Embark system their letter of reference the latest by November 5, 2012. All letters should be written in English. The letters of reference should be written by professors with whom you have studied or pursued research or by someone who has supervised you in work related to your proposed field of study. Please ensure that both pages of the form are completed.
- Scanned copy of your passport as well as scanned copy of any valid US visa issued within the last 4 years.
- Signature Form: Upon submission of your online application you must print out, sign, and email this form to your Fulbright Program Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) in order to include in your file.
Important dates for 2013-2014 Fulbright Awards
Greek Research Scholars
Monday September 17, 2012 - Monday November 12, 2012
All applicants must register in person with the Greek Program Coordinator at the Fulbright Foundation in Athens
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
Friday November 30, 2012
No applications will be accepted after November 30, 2012
September 17, 2012–November 12, 2012
Please register at
Embark online Application deadline
November 30, 2012
Review and Evaluation of project proposals; Nomination of candidates
December 2012– February 2013*
Notification of results
Pre-departure orientation program for Fulbright Grantees (Athens)
June 11 2013
June 11 2013
Grant implementation period
September 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014
*The Fulbright Foundation will remain closed from December 246, 2012 to January 4, 2013