2019-2020 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
The U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi is pleased to announce the annual Fulbright competition for Georgian scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for junior and senior researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic institutions in Georgia who wish to conduct post-doctoral research, lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research in the United States. The length of the program is three to six months.
The Fulbright Scholarship is one of the most exclusive and important scholarships offered by the U.S. Government to Georgian academics. The recruitment of candidates for the Fulbright Visiting Scholars Program is based on an open competition by the Public Affairs Section of U.S. Embassy Tbilisi.
All candidates must currently be affiliated with one of the universities or research institutions in Georgia. Special preference will be given to candidates who have the capacity and commitment to take full advantage of a program of research or lecturing at a U.S. institution, and who are willing to share their experience and knowledge after returning to Georgia. The Fulbright experience should be of value not only to the scholar, but also to the scholar’s home university – its students and faculty – as well as to the host U.S. institution. Fulbright scholars serve as cultural ambassadors and should be prepared to speak about their country, culture, and research to academic and community groups.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 and is named after former Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Under the Fulbright Program, thousands of scholars have established professional contacts in their field and made long-lasting friendships with colleagues in the United States; have developed collaborative research relationships with U.S. scholars; and have enhanced their scholarly publications and made other contributions through research conducted in the United States.
- American Studies
- Business Administration
- Environmental Sciences
- Film Studies
- Information Sciences
- Library Science
- Medical Sciences
- Political Science
- Public Administration
- Public/Global Health
- Social Work
- Teaching English as a Foreign Language
- Urban Planning
· Applicants must be citizens of Georgia
· Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in the field of research/lecturing or a Master’s degree from a European or U.S. university
- Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English
· Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to Georgia for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period
· Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance
Please note: Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible.
Interested applicants who meet the criteria as outlined above should complete an online application at https://iie.embark.com/apply/visitingscholars
Online Application Includes the Following:
– Detailed project statement of proposed activity for research/lecturing in the U.S.
– Detailed Curriculum Vitae (resume)
– Three letters of reference
– Course syllabus (for lecturing proposal)
– Letter of invitation from a preferred U.S. host institution
– Photocopy of doctoral degree
– Copy of passport
Please note: It is very important that at the time of application, candidates include any possible dependents. If there are late additions of dependents, it may not be possible to cover the allowance for dependents.
The submission deadline for the online application is 18:00 (local Georgian time), November 7, 2018.
Short-listed candidates will be interviewed in December 2018; final selection and placement will be made in spring 2018.
If you experience difficulties with the online application form, contact us at TbilisiExchanges@state.gov, with a subject line “2019 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program”.