Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright Grants for Scholars and Researchers

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers American scholars an opportunity to teach, conduct research or combine both at the Czech universities and research institutions.

The Core Fulbright Program grants are awarded for lecturing or projects combining lecturing and research for  one semester (3 months) or for one academic year (9 months).
Research projects are awarded from minimum 3 months to 9 months (one academic year).

The All disciplines awards available for the Czech Republic are published each year in the Fulbright Awards Catalogue at the CIES website.

Benefits

The grants vary from 2000 to 4000 USD per month depending on the type of the grant and applicants´ academic seniority. The grant also includes a travel allowance of USD 1,500. The monthly grant, travel allowance, and insurance benefits are provided by Fulbright Commission in the CR. The grant covers all expenses during the grantee stay in the CR, incl. housing which the grantee arranges individually with assistance either from the host institution or the program officer.

Application

Scholars interested in Fulbright program in the Czech Republic apply through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) by the deadline through their on-line application system. After pre-screening of all applications by CIES, recommended applications are forwarded to Czech Fulbright Commission for final selection.

The Board of the Czech Fulbright Commission approves nominations which are then processed by CIES and approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB).

Deadline

September 15th for 2021/2022 academic year. Please check the updated information at the CIES website.

In light of the impact COVID-19 is having on institutions in the U.S. and abroad, we are concerned about the impact this may have on applicants seeking letters of invitation for their U.S. Scholar fellowship application. Universities and other host organizations may be delayed or unable to issue such letters. As such, IIE is extending the deadline for submission of invitation letters to October 15 to give applicants additional time to obtain invitations without impacting the review process.

Additional Information

Additional information, including application materials, are available from the CIES website.

Fulbright-Masaryk Award (NGO Management)

Visit please CIES website for detailed information regarding this particular program aimed at support and mutual exchange in the field of NGO management and disciplines related to the civic participation and NGO sector.

Please feel free to consult with the Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic your plans and projects, mainly regarding your affiliation to the relevant Czech institution. We can help you to find the best match for your project. Also note that obtaining invitation from the Czech university or research institution can be difficult during summer months – look for contacts earlier in the spring

Fulbright Specialist program

This is an institutional program for Czech institutions hosting US academics for 2-6 weeks. This program is not designed for individual research projects, aims at teaching, cooperation on curriculum, etc. The US academics can register into Fulbright Specialist Roster. For eligibility requirements visit please https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/eligibility-specialists/

Please contact Katerina Kloubova for any further information about awards for U.S. scholars on kloubova@fulbright.cz


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