OSP FO# 11-134

AGENCY: United States Department of State (STATE)/Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)/Institute of International Education (IIE)/Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

PROGRAM: Fulbright Scholar and Lecturing Awards 2012-2013

OBJECTIVES: The Fulbright program offers faculty, professionals and independent scholars the opportunity to lecture and conduct research in countries around the globe. The program serves two primary purposes: (1) it enables Americans to learn firsthand about other countries and cultures, and enables the people of other countries to learn more about the United States and its citizens; and (2) it promotes academic and professional development.

The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad to 140 countries each year for two months to an academic year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program comprises approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. The Fulbright Senior Specialists Program provides short-term Fulbright grants of two to six weeks. Activities offer U.S. faculty and professionals opportunities to collaborate on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities. Fulbright German Studies Seminars take place in Berlin and provide three-week seminars on a specific topic relevant to current German society and culture. Fulbright International Educational Administrators Seminar Program sends U.S. administrators to Germany, India, Japan and Korea for two- to three-week summer seminars, and brings administrators from Japan and Korea to the U.S. for similar seminars

Fulbright awards are granted to men and women with a diversity of qualifications including: teachers and scholars with international reputations; recent Ph.D.’s who show great potential as researchers; community college faculty who teach at the undergraduate level; excellent teachers and scholars with modest publishing records; retired faculty and professionals; and professionals or independent scholars outside academe.

Please see the complete program guidelines for information about specific opportunities in individual countries.

ELIGIBILITY RESTRICTIONS: Applicants must be US citizens at the time of application. For a lecturing award a doctorate is normally required at the time of application. In some cases foreign language proficiency is required. Please see the complete program guidelines for detailed information regarding eligibility for individual programs.

DEADLINES:
Core Fulbright Scholar Program: August 1, 2011
Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards: August 1, 2011
Fulbright German Studies Seminar: TBD 2011
Fulbright International Educational Administrators Seminar Program: August 1, 2011 for India; November 1, 2011 for Korea and Japan; and February 1, 2012 for Germany
Fulbright Senior Specialists Program: Rolling Deadline

FUNDING INFORMATION: Please see the complete program guidelines for detailed funding information.

AGENCY CONTACT:
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
3007 Tilden Street, NW, Suite 5L
Washington, DC 20008-3009
Telephone: (202) 686-4000
Web: http://www.cies.org

REMARKS: Complete program guidelines and application material may be obtained from the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) or from the web site listed above. Please distribute this notice to any faculty or staff members who might be interested in the information. For more information, please contact the OSP at X3-4365 or ospinfo@bu.edu, or visit the OSP web site at http://www.bu.edu/OSP.