< Regional Highlights | Awards for Europe-Eurasia



Ginger Jones (Second from left)
Virginia E. Jones, Associate Professor, Louisiana State
University - Alexandria, Louisiana.
Host Institution: University of Montenegro, Niksic,


Europe and Eurasia is the largest regional program within the Fulbright Scholar Program with over 280 unique awards. Applicants can propose to teach, research or pursue a combination of teaching and research at some of the best universities and research institutions in the world. As the Bologna Process shapes higher education across Europe, now is an exceptionally exciting time to collaborate with colleagues at European institutions of higher education. Europe and Eurasia offers an exceptionally diverse range of opportunities, from regional awards in France and Italy to discipline specific awards, such as the Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art and STEM opportunities to Postdoctoral and Early Career awards. A Fulbright grant in Europe and Eurasia will enable you to contribute to the rapidly changing landscape of higher education and gain a deep understanding of societies and cultures in the host countries!





Austria: Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
A flexible combination of teaching and research at the Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. The award is designed to address a broad spectrum of issues related to entrepreneurship.

Belarus: All Disciplines
Teach, conduct research or perform a combination of teaching and research at a university in Minsk or a regional university.

European Union: Fulbright-Schuman European Union Affairs Program
Conduct policy-oriented research on a topic of mutual importance for the U.S.-EU relationship in up to two EU member states. Scholars may affiliate with a European university, government, non-profit organization or think tank.

Finland: Fulbright-University of Tempere Scholar Award
Teach and conduct research at any of the nine schools of the university, such as the Institute of BioSciences and Medical Technology, School of Education and School of Social Sciences and Humanities. Priority given to candidates proposing research and teaching on the topics of society and health.

Russia: Distinguished Chair in Agricultural Technology and Education
Lead an advanced, one-semester seminar in English for Russian, American and French students at the Russian State Agrarian University-Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy. The selected scholar will teach in his or her area of specialization in any area of agricultural technology and education.

Germany: All Disciplines
Teach, conduct research or perform a combination of teaching and research for two to five months at any appropriate university in Germany. Applicants are encouraged to arrange an affiliation and are required to include a letter of invitation.

Romania: Fulbright-Stefan cel Mare University in Suceava
Collaborate with faculty at the Stefan cel Mare University in Suceava during this four month grant. Applications sought in all appropriate specializations including environmental sciences and policy, STEM, nationalism studies and communication

Turkey: Science and Technology
Affiliate with any appropriate institution in Turkey to teach courses at the undergraduate level in the scholar's area of specialization. Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines with preference for scholars in the fields of engineering, agronomy, information technology, biomedical engineering and biochemistry.

Ukraine: Sustainable Development in STEM Fields
Teach, conduct research or perform a combination of teaching and research at any apporpriate institution in Ukraine. Applications sought in all appropriate specializations with preference for scholars who specialize in sustainable development, environmental sciences and application and policies of sustainable development in renewable and sustainable energy.

UK: Fulbright Cyber-Security Award
For scholars in the fields of Computer Science, Information Sciences, Law, Mathematics and Public Administration, consider this new research award in the UK. Scholars may affiliate with a university, library and archival facility or non-profit institution to research issues such as models of cyber security, quantifying cyber risk, freedom of the internet and cyber security and mechanisms to improve personal cyber security.

  • These options, among many others, can be found in our Awards Catalog.


Quotes from Scholars


Albania (Teaching/Research, 2010-2011)
"My five months on the Fulbright Program in Tirana have been irreplaceable in terms of the documents obtained and produced on site, and the personal and professional connections made that will facilitate my research for years to come. The interviews I conducted will be vital to my research and have shaped the project in a very different way than I expected when I began this project in the U.S. There is no way to know before you start a project where it will end up, but I never imagined my research would take the shape it has!"

Estonia (Teaching/Research, 2013-2014)
"My Fulbright experience was outstanding. I gained a new perspective an teaching and research. It was interesting to see how European scholars approach the subject of public administration, and public budgeting and finance more specifically. I made many friends and contacts from across the continent and look forward to returning for future conferences--and hopefully future collaborations."

The Netherlands (Teaching/Research, 2014-2015)
"Teaching about American culture outside the US is a challenge that I have sought throughout my academic career. It keeps me honest; it helps me see new connections; it opens up the world to me through a comparative perspective."

Ukraine (Teaching, 2011-2012)
"Personally, the opportunity to live in another country for four months expanded my mental models of what it means to be a global and American citizen, an educator, friend and family member. It seems obvious that I would more fully appreciate the material benefits and freedoms I enjoy as an American citizen after spending four months in Ukraine. But the real changes I believe go much deeper than simply coming to a new appreciation of my previously taken for granted life circumstances."

  • Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in Europe-Eurasia can be found in the Scholar Directory.


Examples of Successful Projects


Sociological Perspectives of Community Interaction and Civic Engagement; Examining Families as Incubators for a Civil Society
CZECH REPUBLIC, Masaryk University, Brno

Applications in Monetary Economics: The Policy Trilemma Redefined in Europe
ICELAND, University of Iceland, Reykjavik

The Changing Arctic--Creating a Framework for Consensus Building and Governance With the Arctic Council
SWEDEN, University of Umea, Umea

Journalism in Azerbaijan: Training in a World Transformed
AZERBIJAN, Baku Slavic University, Baku

Introduction to United States Intellectual Property Law in the Global Age: The Intangible Building Blocks of Modern Commerce
LATVIA, University of Latvia, Riga

  • Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in Europe-Eurasia can be found in the Scholar Directory.




CIES offers a series of resources providing detailed information on many aspects of the Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can find a wealth of answers to your specific questions in our upcoming and archived webinars.

  • Webinar - Virtual Advising - Europe and Eurasia Part 2 (June 16, 2015 - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm EDT)
  • Webinar - Fulbright Distinguished Chairs in Europe (June 10, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar - Virtual Advising - Europe and Eurasia Part 1 (June 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar - Fulbright STEM Opportunities in Europe (March 24, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar - What's New In Europe (March 09, 2015 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Presentation and Workshop Schedule - CIES program staff continue to visit university and college campuses countrywide, as well as participate in a range of conferences in the sciences. Please check the schedule to find out when program staff will be at an event near you. If you are interested in having CIES staff visit your campus and speak with department faculty about opportunities in your field, contact us at


Helpful Links


The Fulbright Specialist Program also offers short-term grants ranging from two to six weeks that focus on addressing the needs of host institutions in various countries across the region. 



Contact Us


Bill McShane, Program Officer,, 202-686-8665


Regional staff listed in the Catalog of Awards