Fulbright Specialist Program

Please note that application is closed for 2016. Deadline for project requests for 2017 is October 31, 2016

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at institutions abroad.

The Fulbright Specialist Program is open to qualified U.S. scholars and professionals in specific fields of study, which are defined every year. The program awards grants ranging from two to six weeks and will make use of serial grants.

Fulbright Specialist activities will be designed to provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities. For example, grantees may conduct needs assessments, surveys, institutional or programmatic research, take part in specialized academic programs and conferences in conjunction with other scheduled activities, consult with administrators and instructors of post-secondary institutions on faculty development, present lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels, participate in or lead seminars or workshops at overseas academic institutions, develop and/or assess academic curricula or educational materials, conduct teacher-training programs at the tertiary level, etc.

U.S. faculty and professionals apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a 5 year term. Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline, and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

The Fulbright Specialist Program provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities.

The program will award grants ranging from two to six weeks.

Funding

The Hungarian host institution is asked to fund the in-country costs including lodgingmeals and in-country transportation. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State provides international airfare and an honorarium to the U.S.grantee.

How the Project Proposal Process Works

Step 1 
The non-U.S. academic institution works with the Fulbright Commission to submit a request for a Fulbright Specialist. Communication with the Commission prior to project submission is crucial to developing a competitive project. 
To invite a U.S. specialist, a Project Request Form has to be filled in and sent to berzetey@fulbright.hu 3 months prior to the planned project dates.

Step 2 
The local Fulbright Commission reviews the project. If approved, they submit the request to the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) for final approval.

Step 3 
ECA reviews the project. If approved, ECA forwards the request to the Council of International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) for processing.

Step 4 
Upon receipt of an approved project, CIES facilitates the matching of projects with qualified candidates from the Fulbright Specialists Roster.

Step 5 
Once a grantee is selected for a project, CIES administers the grant on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. The host institution covers the in-country costs upon the grantee’s arrival in the host country.

Step 6 
Upon completion of the project, a Final Report by the Hungarian host institution has to be filled in and sent to berzetey@fulbright.hu.