< 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!



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
AZERBAIJAN, 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.

  • 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