Fulbright Flex Awards

In order to engage U.S. scholars currently unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Program welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of two to three years. The Flex Award is also designed for scholars who require multiple visits abroad to accomplish their research objectives. In addition to their research activities, Flex award scholars will be required to give public talks, participate in seminars, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community. Applications that propose grant periods during the host institution’s academic year are preferred.  

Applicants should clearly indicate plans for their Flex grant in their project statements.  Specific details on invitation requirements and grant length will vary by country, and can be found in each individual award listing.  Some programs may offer opportunities for multi-country research, but these should be discussed with the appropriate CIES staff.

The full list of Flex grant opportunities can be found in the current Fulbright Award Catalog.