Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The competition for academic year 2020-2021 is now open.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program offers research opportunities at U.S. universities and research institutions for scholars, researchers and other professionals. It targets scholars and teaching faculty, who are either teaching at higher education institutions or are affiliated with academic, research, or cultural institutions, including libraries, archives and museums, or with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations).

Scholar/Professional Status: Academic candidates must have a post-graduate academic degree (Kandydat Nauk, PhD, PhD in Arts, Doctor Nauk). Professionals and artists outside academia may be exempt from the requirements to have a third level qualification if they have 5 or more years of professional qualifications and/or experience, recognized professional standing and substantial accomplishments.

Eligible Fields: Humanities and Social Sciences, Hard Sciences, Technology, and Engineering

Category of Grant: Research

Grant/Program Dates or Duration: Three to 9 months

Deadline: October 15, 2019. Applications submitted after 11:59 p.m. on October 15, 2019 will not be considered

2020-2021 Application: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020

Instructions for Completing the 2020-2021 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Application

Application Components:

  • Online Application
  • Project Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • Select Bibliography
  • Three Letters of Reference
  • Letter of Invitation is encouraged but not required
  • Signature Form and Consent to the processing of personal data: Mandatory. Print out, complete, sign, and forward two original forms to IIE|Kyiv Office

Review Process and Timeline:

  • Program staff conduct technical reviews for completeness: October 2019
  • Discipline-specific experts review applications: November 2019
  • Semifinal Interviews: December 2019
  • Applicants notified of status - Recommended applications are sent to the US and to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board: December 2019
  • Recommended candidates notified of final approvals: April-May 2020

Award Benefits

  • Round-Trip International Flight
  • Monthly stipend to cover living costs, accommodation and incidentals
  • One Time Settling-In Allowance
  • Accident & Sickness Coverage
  • Professional Allowance

Contact: Veronica Aleksanych, Program Officer, Fulbright Scholar Programs, valeksanych@iie.org



Fulbright Program Office in Ukraine

Esplanadna str, 20, office 904

Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine

Tel: +380 (44) 287 07 77

Fax: +380 (44) 230 20 60