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 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!

 

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.

  • 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.
 

 

Contact Us

 

 

Meaghan Dolan, Regional Lead, europeeurasia@iie.org

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