Fulbright - American Studies Scholar Award

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 American Studies Scholar Award. This award is sponsored by the US Embassy in London.

This award provides one grant to a UK academic to undertake US-based research, lecturing, or a combination of the two in any subject related to American Studies for a period of three months.  Applications will be welcomed from a range of academic disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, history, politics, international relations, public administration and policy, art history, anthropology, religious studies, economics, geography, science, philosophy, cultural and media studies, creative writing and fine art. Among others things we look for candidates with a strong research project and evidence of academic excellence, demonstrable ambassadorial skills with evidence of cultural sensitivity and a genuine desire to learn more about the United States and share with American citizens aspects of British culture.

The Fulbright-American Studies Scholar Award offers the following benefits:

  • A monthly stipend of $5,000 per month
  • Sickness and accident benefit coverage
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (July)
  • Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
  • Membership of an extensive Fulbright Alumni network after grant completion

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a UK citizen and hold or expect to receive a PhD (or equivalent professional training or experience) in a relevant area before departure to the US. Those who hold or who are eligible to hold US citizenship may not apply for a UK Scholar Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

CLOSING DATE: 6 November 2016 for complete applications

For full information and to apply please click the Apply button below.

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