Fulbright Awards for Graduate Students, Faculty and Others

The Office of International Programs has posted information on deadlines and details of two 1999-2000 Fulbright Awards competitions, one for faculty and administrators, the other for graduate students (see www.upenn.edu/oip). Following are some highlights:

Senior Scholar Awards for faculty and professionals offer opportunities for lecturing or ad-vanced research in over 125 countries and are available to college and university faculty at ever rank from instructor to emeritus professor, to academic administrators, and to independent scholars, artists and professionals. About a quarter of its awards are for research and three-quarters lecturing, combined lecturing and research, or seminar participation. Funding is also given for seminars, distinguished lecturing grants, and Fulbright chair appointments, and other awards with special features. U.S. citizenship and Ph.D. or comparable qualifications are required; for lecturing awards, college or university teaching experience is expected; and foreign language skills are needed for some countries, but most lecturing assignments are in English. Deadlines are:

  • August 1, 1998, for lecturing and research grants in academic year 1999-2000
  • May 1, 1998, for distinguished Fulbright chairs in Western Europe and Canada
  • November 1, 1998, for international education administrator awards

For more information: E-mail: apprequest@cies.iie.org (requests for application materials only)

Web: http://www.cies.org.

Graduate Student Award competition opens May 1, 1998 for Fulbright Grants to cover graduate study or research abroad in academic fields and for professional training in the creative and performing arts. Among the requirements are U.S. citizenship, a bachelor's degree or its equivalent (M.D. or equivalent in some cases), and sufficient proficiency in the language of the host country to carry out the proposed study or research. For information on Fulbright Full Grants or on Fulbright Travel Grants, the Office of International Programs has a booklet, and the IIE has a website, www.iie.org/fulbright.

Countdown: As term's end approaches, Almanac expects to publish on May 5 and May 12; skip May 19 for budgetary reasons; and publish May 19 (including a Summer at Penn calendar). The calendar deadline is May 12. The deadline for the weekly update is the Monday preceding the week of publication.

Almanac, Vol. 44, No. 31, April 28, 1998