6.0034 Application Deadlines: Fulbrights 1993-94 (1/74)
Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 26 May 1992 17:36:33 EDT
Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0034. Tuesday, 26 May 1992.
Date: Mon, 04 May 92 15:22:28 EDT
From: Council for International Exchange of Scholars
Subject: Fulbright Awards for 1993-94
ALERT: APPLICATION DEADLINES APPROACHING FOR FACULTY AND PROFESSIONALS
1993-94 RESEARCH AND LECTURING AWARDS: JUNE 15 OR AUGUST 1
SUMMARY: Fulbright awards for research and/or university lecturing abroad are
availablr for periods ranging from three months to a full academic year. There
are openings in over 135 countries and, in many regions, the opportunity exists
for multicountry research.
DESCRIPTION: Each year over 1000 faculty and professionals travel abroad to
conduct research and lecture under the Fulbright scholar program. One of the
prominent characteristics of the worldwide program is its diversity: in the
type of participants, the activities they pursue, and the institutions and
countries to which they are assigned.
Approximately two-thirds of the grantees hold lecturing or combined lecturing/
research grants and the remainder conduct research. Over 50% receive Fulbright
awards for six months or less. Grantees come from over 480 U.S. colleges and
universities and from public and private agencies in 50 states, the District of
Columbia, and Puerto Rico. All types of academics participate, from recent
Ph.D's and junior faculty to professor emeriti; a number of independent
scholars and non-academic professionals are also represented.
ACTIVITIES: Fulbright grantees are involved in a variety of activities. They:
teach undergraduate courses and conduct graduate seminars; engage in scholarly
research and collaborate with colleagues; offer colloquia for fellow faculty &
doctoral students; concult with government ministries, universities, and the
private sector; guest-lecture at other universities and in other countries.
DISCIPLINE REPRESENTATION: Opportunities exist in all disciplines and sub-
fields. Grantees come from a wide breadth of disciplines, from agriculture and
American literature to theater and zoology, and everything in between. 2/3
usually come from the humanities, social sciences and related applied fields
(business, law, education, etc.), while 1/4 are from the physical and applied
PROGRAM STRUCTURE: Faculty apply for a specific award opening or assignment in
a specific country. While there are a large number of open awards in the
program (where candidates can propose their own reseach projects or lecturing
endeavors and set up their own affiliations), many of the offerings entail
prescribed assignments. The host country submits a request, often for a
lecturer, that specifies the host university, the subjects to be taught, and at
what level, and the discipline and area of specialization sought. In such
instances, faculty apply for a Fulbright award in the same fashion in which
they would apply for a job opening here in the U.S.
ELIGIBILITY AND BENEFITS: U.S. citizenship at the time of application; Ph.D.
or comparable professional qualifications. Proficiency in foreign language may
be required for some awards, but the majority of assigments do not require
language competency - lecturing is often in English. There is no limit on the
number of Fulbright grants a single scholar can hold, but there must be a three
-year interval between awards.
Award benefits vary by country progam and type of award, but generally include:
travel for the grantee, a maintenance allowance based upon in-country cost of
living, and, occasionally, book or tuition allowances or housing support.
APPLICATION DEADLINES: June 15, 1992, for Australasia and South Asia; August 1,
1992, for all other world areas.
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION/APPLICATION MATERIALS: Contact the Council for Inter-
national Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden St., NW, Suite 5M, Box B-NET,
Washington, DC 20008-3009. Telephone 202/686-7877.
Fulbright materials can be requested via BITNET: CIES1@GWUVM.GWU.EDU
Please provide us with your full mailing address when requesting materials.
WE REGRET THAT ONLY REQUESTS FOR APPLICATION MATERIALS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED VIA
BITNET. CIES IS UNABLE AT THIS TIME TO RESPOND TO OTHER INCOMING QUERIES ON
BITNET. APPLICATION PACKETS WILL BE MAILED UPON RECEIPT OF ELECTRONIC MAIL
MESSAGE (TO ARRIVE IN APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS) - NO OTHER COMMNICATION WILL BE
FORTHCOMING ON BITNET.