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Fulbright Opportunities for Postdoctoral and Early Career Academics


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The Fulbright program is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics, offering opportunities in a range of countries and fields.  In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, postdoctoral and early career scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community.

Postdoctoral/early career grants are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years. Postdoctoral awards are available in STEM fields, the arts, humanities and social sciences. Specialists in public health should take special note of the Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Awards for research at a National Institutes of Health Fogarty site in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi or Zimbabwe through the African Regional Research Program, or in South Africa, Bangladesh or Peru.  Grant lengths for the programs listed below range from one semester to 20 months, depending on the host country.

Postdoctoral/early career grants present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields. Scholars will be expected to engage with graduate students in the host country and to be involved with host university training in cutting edge research in their specializations. 

For more information on Fulbright postdoc opportunities, visit our website.  In addition, we encourage you to check out the following features:

Science magazine’s "ScienceInsider" blog:  Fulbright Program Reaches Out to Scientists

The deadline to apply for 2014-2015 core Fulbright Scholar Awards is August 1, 2013.  To start an application or learn more, click here.    

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright
 

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