Fulbright Scholar Program
The program aims to provide educational exchange experiences which would be valuable not only to the scholar, but also to the recipient's home institution, its faculty, and its students, as well as to the U.S. host institution. Fulbright Scholars serve as cultural ambassadors; they should be prepared to speak not only about their research with academic colleagues but also about their country and culture with academic and community groups.
The program provides opportunities to Ukrainian scholars and professionals to establish new contacts with academic and professional colleagues in the U.S.; to develop collaborative research relationships with U.S. scholars and professionals; and to pursue scholarly work in the U.S. without interruption. Grant recipients will have free and open use of their host institution's extensive library resources to enhance their knowledge, gather literature unavailable in Ukraine, and to revise or create new scholarly publications.
Fulbright Faculty Development Program
The Fulbright Faculty Development Program targets teaching faculty and scholars under the age of 35 who are either teaching at institutions of higher learning or are affiliated with academic, research, or cultural institutions, including libraries and museums, or with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations).
Fulbright New Century Scholars Program
The Fulbright New Century Scholars Program (NCS) is a global program that annually brings together 25-30 research scholars and professionals from the U.S. and participating countries around the world. Through a series of three plenary seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange visit, scholars engage in collaborative thinking and multi-disciplinary research on a theme of global significance. NCS Scholars engage in multidisciplinary collaboration under the leadership of a Distinguished Scholar Facilitator and work together to seek solutions to issues and concerns that affect all humankind and deserve the attention of researchers, policy makers and practitioners.
Fulbright Graduate Student Program
This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to combine study and independent research in a variety of ways: to earn a Master degree; to take advanced courses; to practice teaching through an assistantship in a university; research outside a degree program allows a student to specialize in a particular area; to re-qualify in a different area; or to broaden an academic perspective.
Fulbright Specialists Program
Ukrainian Academic institutions are invited to submit requests for Fulbright Senior Specialists (by name or by field of specialization) to undertake the following kinds of activities, over a two to six -week period:
- Conduct needs assessments, surveys, institutional or programmatic research
- Take part in specialized academic programs and conferences in conjunction with other scheduled activities
- Consult with administrators and instructors of post-secondary institutions on faculty development
- Present lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels
- Participate in or lead seminars or workshops at overseas academic institutions
- Develop and/or assess academic curricula or educational materials
- Conduct teacher-training programs at the tertiary level
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program
The Worldwide Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence can have a significant impact on U.S. colleges and universities. In addition to teaching courses, scholars give campus-wide and community lectures, help initiate international programs and contribute to curriculum development. Although preference is given to proposals in the humanities or social sciences, other fields focusing on international issues will be considered. The program is especially appropriate for small liberal arts colleges, minority-serving institutions, and community colleges, many of which do not often have the opportunity to host visiting scholars.
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. Preference is given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a particular need to be in Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are:
- governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation;
Although this is not an elusive list, research in these areas is particularly encouraged.
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to researchers and lecturers from academic and higher educational institutions and research centers who are actively involved in academic and research work. Eligible candidates include scholars and researchers who have at least two years postdoctoral (post-Kandidat) academic and research experience. Applicants must be eligible to obtain a J-1 exchange visitor visa. Eligible applicants may receive more information, including application forms and deadlines, from the Kennan Institute and the Fulbright offices in Ukraine and the Russian Federation.
International Fulbright Science and Technology Award
The International Fulbright Science and Technology (S&T) Award for outstanding foreign students, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, is designed to be among the most prestigious international scholarships in science and technology. The Fulbright S&T Award is for PhD study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. Recipients are chosen through a rigorous multi-tiered, merit-based selection process in their home countries followed by a field and discipline review by well-known U.S. academic leaders and researchers and final approval by the Fulbright Scholarship Board.
In 2008 through the efforts of Fulbright Commissions and U.S. Embassies in 70 countries, Institute of International Education (IIE) received 109 nominations in a wide variety of science, technology, and engineering fields. Pavlo Bohutskyi has been selected as a 2008-09 finalist from Ukraine for the prestigious International Fulbright Science and Technology Award.
For 2009-2010 academic year 43 awards have been competed worldwide for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields. The Fulbright Program in Ukraine is pleased to announce that Kateryna Zhalnina has been awarded the 2009 International Fulbright Science and Technology Award.