Fulbright–Fight for Sight Scholar Award

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for the Fight for Sight Scholar Award 2018-19.

The Fulbright-Fight for Sight Scholar Award allows academics and professionals to pursue laboratory based research into the prevention of sight loss and treatment of eye disease at any accredited higher education institution in the USA. This grant covers any appropriate nine-to-twelve month project.

We look for strong research projects with evidence of academic excellence, demonstrable ambassadorial skills, ambition and leadership potential, and a desire to further the Fulbright Programme and give back to the UK upon return.

The Award offers the following benefits:

  • A grant of £75,000 for 12 month projects (converted to US dollars at the prevailing rate, and prorated for shorter projects)
  • Sickness and accident benefit coverage
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop (March) and a 2-day Orientation Programme (June or 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 hold or expect to receive a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Master's, PhD or equivalent professional training or experience in a relevant area before departure to the US. Those who hold US citizenship may not apply for a UK Scholar Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission.

Closing Date: Monday 6 November 2017 for complete applications

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

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