Fulbright – Royal Society of Edinburgh Scholar Award

The US-UK Fulbright Commission

The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 Royal Society of Edinburgh Scholar Award.

This award provides one grant to a UK academic or professional to undertake lecturing, research, or a combination of the two in any discipline for a period of three months in the US.  Research can be in any academic discipline but applicants must demonstrate a clear and continuing connection with Scotland in order to be eligible for the award. 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-RSE 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 (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 be a UK academics who 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: Monday 6 November 2017 for complete applications

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

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