Fulbright Visiting (Non-U.S.) Scholar Program
Applicants must possess all of
the following qualifications in order
to be eligible-unless specific exemptions
are stated by the Fulbright Commission/Foundation
or Public Affairs Section of the U.S.
Embassy from which you received this application.
- Citizenship or
permanent resident status qualifying
the applicant to hold a valid passport
issued in the country in which the
application is made. Persons
applying for or holding permanent
residence in the United States are
not eligible. Persons who are citizens
of both a partner country and the
United States are also ineligible.
Fulbright Scholars enter the United
States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1)
visa under a Department of State
program and are subject to the two-year
home-country residence requirement
associated with the J-1 visa.
- Doctoral degree or equivalent
professional training or experience
at the time of application. For
professionals and artists outside
academe, recognized professional standing
and substantial professional accomplishment
- A detailed statement of proposed
activity for research or lecturing
at a US institution. The proposed
project should contribute to the development
of knowledge in your field and must
be effectively investigated within
a period of three to 12 months in
the United States (ask the local Fulbright
agency about standard grant lengths
- Proficiency in English appropriate
to the proposed lecturing or research
project to be carried out in the United
States. Applicants may be required
to take an English proficiency examination
at the US Embassy.
- Sound physical and mental health.
Those selected for a Fulbright grant
are required to submit a Medical History
and Examination Report before their
grants can be finalized.
- Grants shall not authorize activity for which a license to practice medicine or nursing is required.
In addition applicants should note the
following conditions affecting review
and selection of candidates:
- Applicants will be considered without
regard to race, religion, sex, age,
and/or physical impairment.
- Preference is given to those without
recent experience in the United States.
- Applicants should be representative
and responsible citizens who can contribute
to a full and fair picture of the
culture of their own countries and
thereby contribute to understanding
between the people of the United States
and their country. They should also
demonstrate the cross-cultural sensitivity
and flexibility needed to adjust successfully
to life in the United States.
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