Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program 2020-2021 – Otvoren konkurs


The Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia is pleased to announce the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program competition for the 2020-2021 academic year.  The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree post-doctoral award program for junior and senior researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic institutions in Serbia.  This program brings scholars to the United States for advanced research and/or university lecturing.  All applicants must currently be affiliated with one of the higher education institutions in Serbia.  In addition, all qualified applicants are expected to have the capacity and commitment to take full advantage of the program of research or lecturing at a U.S. university, and be willing to share their experience and knowledge after returning to Serbia.  The Fulbright experience should be of value not only to the scholar, but also to the scholar’s home university – its students and faculty – as well as to the U.S. host institution.  Fulbright scholars serve as cultural ambassadors and should be prepared to speak about their country, culture, and research to academic and community groups.

Fields of Specialization:  Applications will be considered in the following areas of specialization:


Agriculture Dance Mathematics
American History Economics Medical Sciences
American Literature Education Music
American Studies Engineering Philosophy
Anthropology Environmental Sciences Physics/Astronomy
Archaeology Film Studies Political Science
Architecture Geography Psychology
Art Geology Public Administration
Art History History (non-U.S.) Public/Global Health
Biological Sciences Information Sciences Religious Studies
Business Administration Journalism Social Work
Chemistry Language/Literature (non-U.S.) Sociology
Communications Law TEFL/Applied Linguistics
Computer Science Library Science Theater
Creative Writing Linguistics Urban Planning


The minimum grant period is three (3), and maximum nine (9) months.

 Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Serbia.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in the field of research or lecturing.
  • Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English.
  • Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to the Republic of Serbia for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period.
  • Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance.
  • Researchers in medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing and other fields whose research proposals include clinical contact with patients are not eligible for Fulbright grants. Candidates with medical degrees are not allowed to pursue medical residencies or internships in the United States as Fulbright Fellows.
  • Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible.

Dependents:  The Fulbright program does provide small allowance for accompanying dependents.

How to apply

Completed applications must include:

Online application at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2020 which includes the following:

  • Detailed statement of proposed activity for research/lecturing in the United States
  • Letter from employer confirming employment in Serbia (in English or Serbian)
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  • Three (3) Letters of Reference
  • Bibliography (research proposal) and/or Course Syllabi (lecturing proposal)
  • Letter or e-mail of invitation from U.S. Institution (if available)
  • Copy of passport

Instructions for completing the application can be downloaded here

Please scan all the above-mentioned documents and upload to your online application.

Application Deadline: October 4, 2019

Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed in November, and the final selection and placement will be made in the spring of 2020.

Any application submitted to the United States or elsewhere, separate from the official U.S. Embassy online system noted above, will not be considered.

For additional information about the Fulbright Scholarship:

Email: BelgradeFulbright@state.gov
Website: https://rs.usembassy.gov