Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

Bulgaria-Greece Fulbright Joint Research Award

Graduate Students
2020-2021

Application period opens: April 1, 2019

Application deadline: October 8, 2019 (at 5:00 p.m. EST)

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: archaeology, 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 9 months with at least 4 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 in Bulgaria begin on September 1 and end in June. Grants in Greece begin on September 15 and are completed by late 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 at least a few days before the beginning of the academic year and are required to attend a 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. Ability to conduct independent, unstructured research with minimal oversight is crucial. Applications will be considered in all fields, with special emphasis on the following disciplines related to Bulgaria and Greece: archaeology, 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. Independent research projects with minimal support from local English speaking hosts may require a good command of Bulgarian and/or Greek languages. Some study of Bulgarian and Greek prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community.

Fulbright Proposal Types
Independent Study/Research: Yes
Graduate Degree Enrollment: No

Affiliation
Applicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation(s) in Greece and submit letters of invitation/affiliation indicating name/position of host and details on collaborating educational/cultural organization/institution. Projects must be well-formulated and achievable under the guidance of an adviser/mentor at an educational, cultural, or government institution. Library and research facilities are generally limited.

Special Application Instructions
In the Fulbright application, for 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 (regardless of which country you plan to visit first).

Dependents
Dependent support is available.

Website
www.fulbright.gr

Additional Online Resources
Study in Greece

Contact
Nicholas Tourides
Educational Advisor/American Program Coordinator
E
T +30 210 7241 811/2, ext. 1

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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