Call for Applications: Fulbright – Royal Society of Edinburgh Scholar Award


The US-UK Fulbright Commission is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 Royal Society of Edinburgh Scholar Award.

This award provides one grant to a UK academic or professional to undertake lecturing, research, or a combination of the two in any discipline for a period of three months in the US.  

Research can be in any academic discipline, but applicants must demonstrate a clear and continuing connection with Scotland to be eligible for the award.

Among other things, we look for well-rounded applicants who can demonstrate strong academic proposals and/or research projects; ambassadorial skills and intercultural sensitivity; leadership potential; and a desire to contribute to the academic and /or community life of Scotland after the grant has been completed.

The Fulbright-RSE Scholar Award offers the following benefits:

  • A monthly stipend of $5,000 per month
  • Sickness and accident benefit coverage
  • Visa sponsorship
  • Substantial pre-departure support, including a Finalists Workshop and a 2-day Orientation Programme
  • Once on-the-ground in the US, further support is offered by the Institute of International Education
  • Membership of an extensive Fulbright Alumni network after grant completion

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a UK academics who hold or expect to receive a PhD (or equivalent professional training or experience) in a relevant area before departure to the US. Those who hold or who are eligible to hold US citizenship may not apply for a UK Scholar Award from the US-UK Fulbright Commission. Full eligibility guidelines can be found in the Award Terms and Conditions and Application instructions on the Fulbright website.

CLOSING DATE: 5pm, Monday 9 November 2020 for complete applications

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