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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!



Country Highlights


Across the 42 country programs in Europe and Eurasia, the highlighted countries below offer opportunities for scholars in nearly all disciplines to teach, research or conduct a combination of teaching and research with a host institution:

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



Award Highlights


Austria: Fulbright-University of Vienna Visiting Professor of Sciences
The University of Vienna seeks scholars to work with its Faculty of Mathematics; Faculty of Physics; Faculty of Chemistry; Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy; Faculty of Life Sciences; and Center of Molecular Biology.

Belgium: NATO Security Studies
Delve deeper into NATO security interests while experiencing the subject matter firsthand through living and working in another cultural community. The successful candidate will teach and research in the field of transatlantic security studies for five months during the spring of 2017 at the College of Europe in Brugge. This opportunity is open to all levels of scholars including early career, and applicants in the fields of area studies, history (non-U.S.), and political science are preferred.

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-Tampere University of Technology Scholar Award
This is a unique opportunity to teach and research at Tampere University of Technology, one of the leading research centers in Northern Europe. Current research priorities include signal processing, optics and photonics, and intelligent machines. The award is open to academics and appropriately qualified professionals with substantial experience in research and teaching in his/her field.

France: Alsace Regional Award
Spend three to twelve months researching in Alsace, a French region that lies at the border of France, Germany, and Switzerland. Alsace welcomes candidates in all disciplines, but medical imaging, medical devices, physical and life sciences, and chemistry are regional strengths.

Moldova: All Disciplines
Applicants may propose a one- or two-semester teaching, teaching/research, or research project. The award is open to both academics and appropriately qualified professionals, and a PhD (or other terminal degree) is required.

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.

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.

UK: Fulbright-Global Shakespeare Center Distinguished Chair
Spend one semester at the University of Warwick and one semester at Queen Mary, University of London through this prestigious Fulbright award. Eligible disciplines include Film Studies, History (non-U.S.), Language and Literature (non-U.S.), Linguistics, and Theater.

  • 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
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.

  • 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