Fulbright Postdoctoral Award Opportunities

Posted: June 23, 2014

The Council for International Exchange of Scholars administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The competition for academic year 2015-2016 launched in February, and Fulbright is eager to engage postdoctoral and early career academics through new opportunities in a range of countries and fields. Postdoctoral/early career grants target U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees, with over 170 awards in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Many of the post-doctoral opportunities are All Discipline Research awards, meaning they are open to post-docs working in all areas of academic research. ItalyFranceSpainIsrael, and Egypt all offer the opportunity for young scholars to work with an institution of their choice and pursue their research interests, with durations ranging from 4 to 20 months.

They also offer postdoctoral opportunities targeted to scholars in specific fields. Some highlights include:

Belgium: Postdoctoral-Junior Research Award in Cancer Clinical and Translational Research. The selected candidate will spend twelve months at the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), a leading cancer therapy and research center based in Brussels. A PhD is not required, and while some knowledge of French/Dutch would be useful, English is sufficient.

Italy: Fulbright-LUISS Junior Research Lectureship. This award is open to early career academics in the field of Law. The selected scholar will engage in both teaching and research at the Department of Law at Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome.

FranceFulbright-EHESS Post-Doctoral Award. This is an opportunity for a young scholar to spend 9-12 months at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, a prestigious school that gathers 700 high-profile scholars from various disciplines and areas studies. Preferred disciplines include area studies, economics, linguistics, and philosophy.

More information about the Fulbright Scholar Program can be found at http://www.cies.org/, and the complete catalog 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.

For questions, please contact:

Alexandra Squitieri
Senior Program Officer, Fulbright Scholar Program
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Institute of International Education (IIE)
1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone +1.202.686.6244 | Fax +1.202.686.4029
asquitieri@iie.org | www.iie.org/cies