Conduct policy-oriented research that addresses topics of common importance for the U.S.-EU relationship and/or EU affairs and that is tenable in any one or two EU Member States. Candidates are responsible for arranging their own placement, including letters of invitation from any hosts.
In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is a public diplomacy initiative designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary research or teaching activities.
GRANT LENGTH:Three to nine months, with preference for projects of four to six months duration.
GRANT DATES: Grants must occur between September 2018 and June 2019.
The following topics of interest are merely indicative, not exhaustive: higher education mobility policy, internal and external security, peace-keeping, Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) and NATO, information sharing, finance, trade, human rights, agricultural and environmental policies, energy, asylum, human trafficking, development, immigration and EU enlargement, international relations, diplomacy, social policy, public policy, public administration.
A letter of invitation is required
Host country language ability commensurate with the requirements of the project.
Open to academics and appropriately qualified professionals outside of academia
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION INFORMATION
In addition to traditional research scholars, postdoctoral candidates and higher education administrators looking to exchange best practices with their European counterparts are also welcome to apply. Professionals such as policy-makers, policy analysts and researchers at think tanks, non-profit organizations (NGOs), associations, learned societies, foundations, decision-makers at state or federal government offices and individuals in industry or the media with relevant professional experience are also encouraged to apply.
€3,000 per month (the maximum grant amount, including all other award allowances, cannot exceed €29,000).
ESTIMATED TRAVEL AND RELOCATION ALLOWANCE
Travel allowance of €2,000 for grantee only.
SPECIAL AWARD BENEFITS
The Fulbright Commission in Belgium pays for the participation and transportation costs of all Fulbright Schuman grantees to attend its annual EU-NATO seminar held in Brussels, Belgium and Luxembourg each spring.
Please refer to the figures above for an estimate of Fulbright award benefits. Benefits may include a base stipend, living and housing allowances, and additional one-time allowances. Benefits may vary based on a scholar's current academic rank (or professional equivalent), the city of placement, the type of award (teaching, teaching/research, or research), and the number of and duration of stay of accompanying dependents. In most cases, dependent housing and living allowances will not be provided to Flex grantees. Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the 2018-2019 academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.
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