Fulbright Scholar Program for Estonian Citizens
2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Program. Applying for Research Grants
The Fulbright program is administered by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs which is represented in Estonia by the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section. The primary purpose of the Fulbright program is to promote mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the peoples of other countries for a variety of educational activities. The Fulbright Scholar Program in Estonia offers research grants in all fields, except for medical studies. These are grants for Estonian scholars and researchers to conduct research at universities or special libraries/collections in the United States. Candidates may be university teachers or researchers, or professionals whose expertise would be enhanced by further study or research in their field.
Grants are awarded for a period of three to nine months within one study year. The grants are awarded on competitive basis and are subject to availability of funds.
Eligibility requirements for Estonian researchers:
- Estonian citizenship
- doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience (in liberal arts)
- proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed lecturing or research project to be carried out in the United States
- a detailed statement of proposed activity for research or lecturing at an American institution
- good health
Preferred candidates will present letter of invitation on behalf of the U.S. institution.
Initial screening and endorsement of a scholar's application will be done by a selection committee coordinated by the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section. Please note that the application is an electronic one.
After filling in the on-line application, please also submit a paper copy of the application together with other related documents, to the U.S. Embassy, Kentmanni 20, 15099 Tallinn. Finalists will be interviewed in December by a bi-national (American-Estonian) selection committee.
Please click the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program site to start your on-line application.
The Deadline for sending
applications for the 2015-2016 academic year is December 1, 2014.
Complete applications should be sent both, by mail and electronically to the following addresses:
Embassy of the United States of America
For more information please contact the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section, phone: (372) 668 8155, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org