Europe-Eurasia

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Overview

 

Fulbright Scholar Deborah Merchant (Greece).
Video Courtesy of Fulbright Greece.

Europe and Eurasia is the largest regional program within the Fulbright Scholar Program with over 240 unique awards spanning from Iceland to Azerbaijan. 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. 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.

Europe and Eurasia offers a 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!

 

 

Highlights

 

U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia Julieta Valls Noyes
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Austria: Fulbright-Kathryn and Craig Hall Distinguished Chair for Entrepreneurship in Central Europe at WU - Award #7146 (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. Previous grantees have taught courses ranging from srategic management of technology to global entrepreneurship. Bring your experience in entrepreneruship to this award today!

Belarus: All Disciplines - Award #7149
Teach, conduct research or perform a combination of teaching and research at a university in Minsk or a regional university. Past grantees to Belarus have taught communications, business, economics, TEFL and more!

European Union: Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grants - Award #7191
Innovation grants are designed to further transatlantic understanding at the intersection of policy and technology. Preference will be given to proposals focused on EU or U.S.-EU approaches to issues of data privacy and protection and proposals should be undertaken in one or two EU member states.

Finland: Fulbright-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award - Award #7199
Conduct research and teach at the post-graduate level at Tampere University of Technology, a university that combines a strong tradition of research in the fields of natural sciences and engineering with research related to industry and business. Previous scholars have researched bird and bat tracking for windfarm applications, geothermal heat pumps for buildings and mobile video technology.

Germany: All Disciplines - Award #7218
Teach, conduct research or perform a combination of teaching and research for two to five months at any appropriate university in Germany. From Hamburg to Munich, Dresden to Aachen and beyond, explore all the possibilities of a Fulbright to Germany now!

Romania: Fulbright-Stefan cel Mare University in Suceava - Award #7300
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.

Russia: Distinguished Chair in Chemical Engineering - Award #7308
Lead an advanced course in chemical engineering for Russian undergraduate and graduate students at Kazan National Research Technical University. The scholar will teach in his/her area of specialization and have an opportunity to shape the chemical engineering curriculum and teaching standards at the university.

Turkey: Science and Technology - Award #7328
Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels at any approporiate institution in Turkey in an area of specialization. Previous scholars have explored the volcanic history of Anatolia, energy engineering and thermodynamics.

Ukraine: Sustainable Development in STEM Fields - Award #7340
Teach advanced undergraduate and graduate students and conduct seminars and workshops in scholars' area of specialization. Applications sought in all appropriate disciplines with preference for scholars in chemistry, computer science, engineering and environmental sciences.

United Kingdom: Fulbright Cyber-Security Award - Award #7342
For scholars in the fields of computer science, information sciences, law, mathematics and public administration, consider this exciting 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.

 

 

Quotes from Scholars

 

 

Fulbright Scholars Eugene Williams and Jim Leary (Iceland).
Video Courtesy of Fulbright Iceland.

Albania (Teaching/Research, 2010-11)
"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!"

Croatia (Teaching/Research, 2014-15)
"First, I think the single most important outcome is that I have grown as a person. Living in a developing country recovering from a major armed conflict and economic recession where we didn't know the language or the culture has been a humbling and enlightening experience. The potential for Croatia to achieve a sustainable standard of living is high, and that will certainly become a part of the courses I teach at Furman University. In particular, I will use examples from Croatia in my Environmental Science and Environmental Systems classes. Should I teach Environment and Society again, then a number of issues regarding Croatia focusing on pathways and barriers to sustainability will be examined [...] [and] my contacts at the University of Zadar and the Institute of Political Ecology will come in handy."

Portugal (Teaching/Research, 2014-15)
"I found learning the culture of a new institution of higher education a challenge, but a rewarding one that often made me laugh as my assumptions about how everyday activities occurred were repeatedly undermined in unexpected ways. I found my students a source of endless, usually delightful edification, whether they were teasing me about my poor pronunciation or lack of language facility or instructing me in local folkways and mores."

United Kingdom (Research, 2014-15)
"My Fulbright Year strengthened my relationships with UK colleagues and helped me develop a much deeper understanding of educational policy in both the UK and Europe, particularly regarding immigration issues and the needs of diverse learners. This understanding has broadened my perspective as I analyze my research data and return to teach and research at Boston College. I have become a global citizen in my outlook and approach."

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

 

Examples of Successful Projects

 

Interacting for Peace: The Effect of Inter-Personal Contact Among Greek and Turkish Cypriots
CYPRUS, University of Cyprus, Nicosia

Intertemporal Choices of Finnish Households: Empirical Analysis and Policy Implications
FINLAND, University of Tampere, Tampere

Changing the Model: An Examination of the European Club Sports System and its Applicability to a New Model for U.S. Intercollegiate Athletic Programs
GERMANY, University of Bayreuth, Bayreuth

Access and Satisfaction with Healthcare: A Closer Look at Corruption in the Health Sector
KOSOVO, University of Kosovo, Pristina

Reviving the Ghosts and Relics of the Past: Commemoration of Vanished Communities of Lithuania and Belarus Using Digital Images and Maps
LITHUANIA, European Humanities University, Vilnius

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

 

Resources

 

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 | Archive - Fulbright Flex Awards (March 16, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - What's New In Europe/Eurasia (March 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Fulbright and Administrators (April 27, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Teaching/Research Opportunities Through Fulbright (May 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - European Partner Awards (May 18, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Global Hidden Gems (June 01, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Fulbright in Finland (June 01, 2016 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Virtual Advising: Europe (June 02, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - How to Craft a Project Statement (June 15, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Fulbright Guide: Dissecting the Catalog (June 22, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Fulbright: The Final Frontier (June 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - EUR Virtual Advising (July 12, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package (July 27, 2016 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EDT)
  • Webinar | Archive - Reviewing Your Fulbright Application Package (July 29, 2016 - 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 outreach@iie.org.
     
  • 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

 

 

Meaghan Dolan, Regional Lead, europeeurasia@iie.org

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Regional staff listed in the Catalog of Awards