Study of the U.S.
American Studies awards (also called Study of the US awards) are open to American scholars and professionals who have a thorough knowledge of some aspect of the rich tapestry of themes that constitute life in the U.S. From its political structures, to its literary heritage, to its contemporary performers and artists, Fulbrighters teach and research from a variety of perspectives that reflect the U.S. in the 21st century.
Researchers in American Studies can use their Fulbright grants to trace the origins of American musical styles or examine the influence of American cinema on other cultures. Likewise, they can evaluate the historical effects of American foreign policy, gain new insights into immigration trends or pursue their interests in a myriad of directions and more than 125 countries.
The opportunities for lecturing in American Studies are even more diverse. Fulbrighters teach students overseas about the American Presidency, theatre, fads and fashions. They lecture on American religious movements, social protests, and financial institutions.
Consider an American Studies award to expand your search in our Awards Catalog. American Studies Fulbrighters come from such diverse disciplines as:
Academic / Creative Writing
Examples of successful projects in American Studies
American Literature and Culture Through Detective Fiction
BELGIUM; College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Shopping and Gender Across Cultures
EGYPT; Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Navigating the Waters of Religiosity and Secularization in American Life
SWEDEN; Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID
American Identities: Understanding the Origins and Shape of This Thing Called America
LUXEMBOURG; Salem State College, Salem, MA
I Hear America Laughing: American Identities Through Humor
ITALY; CUNY—Queens College, Flushing, NY
The American Experience: Folklore, Journalism and Literature
SLOVAK REPUBLIC; Washington State University—Vancouver, Vancouver, WA
Bridging the Pacific: Americans in China, Chinese in America
HONG KONG; Pennsylvania State University, The Capital College--Harrisburg, Middletown, PA