The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning, and related subjects at academic institutions abroad for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.
Host Institutions - The Fulbright Specialist Program allows overseas universities, cultural centers, non-governmental organizations and other institutions abroad to develop collaborative projects which host a leading U.S. academic or professional at their institution to work on diverse, short-term collaborative projects focused on education and training. These projects support critical priorities identified by the host institutions and supported by U.S. embassies and binational Fulbright Commissions abroad.
The specialists come in any of the following fields:
The program of work for a Fulbright Specialist’s visit may include activities such as lecturing to undergraduate or graduate students; professional consultations and advising; participation in workshops, symposia or conferences; development and/or evaluation of academic curricula or educational materials; etc. The program does not fund research.
The World Learning Organization in the United States builds a roster of U.S. specialists in a variety of fields through an open application process. Fulbright Finland Foundation selects five project proposals from Finnish organizations for a Specialist Program to be forwarded to the World Learning Organization. Finnish institutions can make either an open application for a specialist in a given field or request a specific person from the Fulbright Specialists roster. American scholars have to be accepted to the Fulbright Specialist roster to be considered for the Fulbright Specialist Program.
- The program provides the specialist with round trip airfare (tourist class) and a $200/day honorarium.
- This is a cost-share program whenre in-country hospitality (lodgings, meals, in-country transportation) is provided by the Israeli host institution/s, according to terms agreed in direct contacts between the program fellow and the institution/s concerned.
A full listing of the subfields included under each of the above main headings may be found on the website of World Learning.
- Preference will be given to candidates who have not had previous Fulbright grants.
- Because of the limited total number of visits to Israel available, USIEF does not support requests for multiple visits by a single Fulbright Specialist or requests to host more than one Specialist at the same event (conference, symposium, etc.).
- The Israeli host institution must submit an application to the United States-Israel Educational Foundation.
- Applications are on a rolling base admission. USIEF recommends allowing a minimum of 120 days between application submission and your anticipated start date.