To insure that your application is reviewed in a timely manner, it is essential that all required parts be submitted by the deadline. The following checklist provides a general guide, but it is important to read the description of the specific award for which you are applying.
Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar Awards are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within the five previous years. Scholars are eligible to apply if they will complete the requirements for their doctoral (or equivalent) degree by February 1, 2018, unless otherwise specified in the award description. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. These grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.
Grantees will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to continue their specialized training in cutting edge research. In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.
If you are applying without having completed your doctoral (or equivalent) degree requirements, one of your letters must come from your committee chair, addressing your degree progress and expected end date, which must be on or before February 1, 2018 unless otherwise noted in the award description. Additional documentation may later be requested.
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Visit our online 2018-2019 Catalog of Awards to search for awards that offer the best fit for your experience, teaching or research interest, or preferred country or region. Please register your interest at My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates and announcements.
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For information on other Fulbright Scholar Programs, visit the Programs page.