Fulbright Scholar Program Opportunities In The Caucasus

The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2015-2016 is launched and offers opportunities to postdoctoral scholars as well as early career and more advanced scholars to teach and/or conduct research in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia:

Award #5138: All Disciplines
This award offers up to three opportunities in the category for teaching, research, or a combination of teaching and research. Academics (except early-career scholars) from a wide variety of fields and specializations are encouraged to apply. Preferred specializations include sustainable urban development, biodiversity and conservation, IT and the environment, comparative and EU politics, new and alternative media, social journalism, and labor economics.

Award #5162: All Disciplines
This teaching award is open to academics with university teaching experience (including early-career scholars). Universities in Azerbaijan are in great need of American academics in priority disciplines to assist in curriculum development and to share their knowledge of current teaching methodologies. Preferred specializations include agriculture, American History, American Literature, American Studies, Archaeology, Architecture, Area Studies, Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Geography, History (non-U.S.), Information Sciences, Journalism, Law, Library Science, Linguistics, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public/Global Health, Religious Studies, Social Work, Urban Planning.

Award # 5226: All Disciplines
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization and assist with student advising and curriculum development, as needed. Conduct research. For Flex: conduct research in any area of interest. In addition to their primary grant activities, Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community. Please note that Flex grants are for research only, with no teaching component.

Award #5227: American Studies
This teaching award is open to academics with university teaching experience (except early-career scholars). Applications are sought in all appropriate disciplines, but preferred specializations include American History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Economics, Geography, Law, Music, and Philosophy. Affiliations will be determined in consultation with the U.S. Embassy.

Award #5229: Science, Technology, and Engineering
This teaching/research award is open to academics (except early-career scholars) with minimum of five years teaching experience at university level. The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses, consult on program and curriculum development, and (if applicable) conduct research in his/her area of specialization. Preferred specializations include anthropology, chemistry, engineering, medical sciences, psychology, and public/global health. All teaching will be in English.

Armenia and Georgia
Award #5000: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Grant activities for the Global TEFL award include teaching and, in some locations, an opportunity to do research. Activities may include:

    • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses, with an emphasis on English language teacher training.
    • Conduct training programs for senior English students, junior level English teachers and faculty.
    • Conduct workshops to build assessment capacity and/or research capacity to teacher trainees.
    • Assist with student advising, provide tutorials, supervise student practical works and participate in seminars.
    • Assist in the development of programs and curricula, resource material development, testing and evaluation and program design and implementation.
    • Where applicable, conduct research in area of specialization.
    • Applicants for combined teaching and research are required to indicate the planned ratio in the project statement.
    • Final activities and courses determined in consultation with host institution.

More information about the Fulbright Scholar Program can be found on the website of The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES): http://www.cies.org/; and the complete catalog of awards can be accessed online at http://catalog.cies.org/. As outlined in the Eligibility Guidelines, all applicants must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. The current competition will close on August 1, 2014.