Fulbright Specialist Program – Special Offer
The J. William Fulbright Commission has announced two exceptional offers in the Fulbright Specialist Program.
The Fulbright Specialist Programme is an institutional program for Czech institutions hosting US academics for 2-6 weeks, making it possible to invite experts who would otherwise be unable to come for a longer period. This program is primarily for establishing new contacts and relationships and should not be a continuation of existing collaborations.
1. Fulbright Specialist Program – an exceptional stay of an expert in the following fields:
Cyber Security and IT;
DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access);
Media Literacy/Countering Disinformation;
Public/Global Health (including Mental Health);
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
The Czech Fulbright Commission has been given the opportunity to expand the programme by up to three projects, and these projects in the above-mentioned fields are fully funded by the U.S. side, rather than “traditional cost-share”, in which the host pays for accommodation and meals.
Stays must take place between January 2024/September 2025; there are two deadlines, September 30, 2023 and March 1, 2024.
More information and application details are available at https://www.fulbright.cz/fulbright-specialist-specialni-nabidka/
2. In addition to the traditional 5 places, projects focused on helping Ukrainian refugees and supporting humanitarian activities in Ukraine are also eligible to apply for Fulbright Specialist. Fellowships must take place in the Czech Republic, however, a partial hybrid format and the involvement of institutions in Ukraine may be considered. An example is the CEELI project, which last year organised a summer school for Ukrainian law students in Prague, focusing on legal disciplines related to the future post-war reconstruction of Ukraine.
For projects with this focus, the conditions for their assessment are the same as for regular applications. Their funding is traditional cost share.
More information and application details are available at https://www.fulbright.cz/pro-skoly-a-univerzity/hostovani-americkych-akademiku/