Application Deadline: NOVEMBER 22, 2013

The Embassy of the United States of America in Serbia is pleased to announce the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program competition for the 2014-2015 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 universities in Serbia.  In addition, all qualified applicants are expected to have the capacity and commitment to take full advantage of a 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

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.  Candiates with medical degrees are not allowed to pursue medical residencies or interships in the United States as Fulbright Fellows.
•    Persons desiring permanent residence in the United States are not eligible.

Dependents:  Since the funds are limited, the Fulbright program at this time does not permit accompanying dependents.

How to apply:
Completed applications must include:

Online application at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/ 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

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

Application Deadline: November 22, 2013

Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed in December, and the final selection and placement will be made in early 2014.

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

For additional information about the Fulbright Scholarship:
Telephone: 011/706-4370
Email: stojanovicd@state.gov
Website: http://serbia.usembassy.gov