Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program offers three to five month grants to university faculty members, experienced professionals (with at least ten years of professional experience) and researchers for the following types of activities in the United States:

  • Lecturing: For educators to engage in full-time lecturing (teaching or consultation) at the university level.
  • Research: For scholars to conduct full-time advanced research at the postdoctoral level.
  • Lecturing/research: For educators to perform a combination of lecturing and advanced research at the university level.

Candidates may apply for the following subcategory of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar application. No additional application is needed; however, the candidate should specify their interest in the statement of purpose.

Fulbright Junior Faculty

Junior Faculty with a minimum of 3 years of full-time teaching experience at an institution of higher education are eligible to apply for one-semester grants to explore best practices and theoretical approaches to curriculum development in the United States. Applicants should propose an affiliation that will provide them with concrete strategies on how to develop curriculum for a specific course, including an overview of academic and research resources to be utilized at the U.S. institution.

During their grant, participants are expected to research and develop a course description and syllabus, and outline specific teaching strategies for their proposed course.

Applications must fall under the following parameters:

  • Build higher education capacity through faculty development and mentoring for junior faculty members.
  • Foster long-term collaboration and institutional linkages between Uzbekistan and U.S. academics.
  • Promote mutual understanding between two nations by facilitating the scholars’ engagement with the broader host campus community.

To participate in the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, the applicant must

  • Be citizen or permanent resident qualified to hold a valid passport issued by Uzbekistan, and reside in the country throughout the application and selection process.
  • Be at the Ph.D. or equivalent level or experienced professional.
  • Be currently employed at higher education institutes, think tanks, relevant governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Eligible Fields

Proposals are sought on a wide range of topics in all disciplines with a priority in countering violent extremism, STEM education and education fields. Medical studies concerning direct patient care are not eligible fields, but candidates can apply to public health and health system management.

Previous U.S. experience

Strong preference will be given to applicants who do not have recent and/or extensive experience in the U.S.

How to Apply

Participants will be recruited through a merit-based open competition. Before you start completing the online application form, we recommend you to read the Instructions for Completing the 2021-2022 Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Application (PDF 744 KB) carefully and in its entirety. Applicants can access the online application at: https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2021/

Completed applications must include:

  • Detailed statement of proposed activity for research/lecturing in the United States
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Two Letters of Reference
  • Bibliography (research proposal) and/or Course Syllabi (lecturing proposal)
  • Letter of support/leave from your home institution and/or letter of invitation from U.S. Institution is not required, but highly encouraged to include and will be taken into account when evaluating your application.

Please upload these documents to your online application.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is November 15, 2020.

Only short-listed candidates will be interviewed. The final selection and placement will be made in the summer of 2021.

Selection Criteria

  • Applicants should demonstrate the intrinsic value of the project to the scholar, his/her home institution, country and U.S. institution.
  • Applicants must have proficiency in English appropriate for carrying out the proposed project in the U.S. (The English language competence will be checked at the in-person interview.)
  • Applicants must intend to return to their home institution upon completion of the program, reengage in teaching activities, and implement newly gained knowledge and experience gained on this program.


  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Fulbright Program reserves the right to check any information given in the application documents. In case any discrepancy with real facts will be revealed the applicant participation in the Fulbright competition will be suspended.
  • Material misrepresentation (e.g., plagiarism) at any time during the application or grant period is grounds for selection withdrawal or grant termination.
  • No specific reason for selection or non-selection of applicants will be given.
  • Grants are not for the principal purpose of attending conferences, completing doctoral dissertations, travel and consultation at multiple institutions, clinical medical research involving patient contact.

Grant Benefits

  • International airfare to and from the U.S.
  • Full financial support in the United States
  • Health insurance coverage
  • Access to professional and cultural enrichment opportunities


Please, direct all questions to TashkentFulbright@state.gov AND FulbrightUzbekistan@gmail.com with Fulbright Visiting Scholar in the subject line.