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Fulbright Slavic Award, 2017

icon Research Fellow/ Scientist

icon Culture and history of Poland and East-Central Europe

Open to students of Poland

icon  Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission

icon 02 Mar 2017

icon Full Funding, Travel allowance + living expenses + Relocation & Research allowances


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  • Fulbright Slavic Award, 2017 is open for scholars working in Polish academic institutions and wish to teach at the University of Washington or the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • The applicants must specialize in the culture and history of Poland and East-Central Europe.
  • Applicants of Fulbright Slavic Award, 2017 must be Polish citizens who do not possess permanent residence in the US (green card) or dual Polish and U.S. citizenship.
  • At least a Ph.D. degree and a position of an Assistant Professor level or higher in Poland institutions must be possessed by the applicants.
  • All the J-1 visa formal requirements must be met.
  • Good command of English language is expected.
  • Applicants must not be residing in U.S while applying and must not have resided in U.S for the past five years.
  • Applicants who have no substantial recent experience will be preferred.
  • The university of Washington in Seattle:
    • Applicants wishing to teach at the University of Washington in Seattle will be awarded a grant for 6-9 months depending on the availability of scholars.
    • Award recipients are required to teach one course per a quarter i.e four hours per week for undergraduates / postgraduate students and must have a minimum of two office hours per week.
    • They are also required to organize a Polish booth at FIUTS Cultural Fest and so must collaborate with the Polish Student Association.
  • The university of Illinois at Chicago:
    • Applicants wishing to teach at the University of Illinois at Chicago will be awarded a grant for 4 months.
    • Two courses must be taught bt the grantees of Fulbright Slavic Award, 2017, one for undergraduates and the other for postgraduates.
    • It would be preferred (but not mandatory) if the syllabi topics are associated with Russian culture.

Documents required:

  • Detailed syllabi of courses proposed and bibliography in the MLA style.
  • CV 
  • Proof of employment at a Polish Institution
  • Proof of English language proficiency at C1 level or higher
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Project statement
  • Address form, data processing consent form, and checklist 


The value of the Fulbright Slavic Award, 2017:

  • Membership in the International Exchange Alumni network
  • Visiting Scholar status
  • Ongoing support
  • Scholarship (Travel allowance of up to $1500 for a round-trip to U.S., the cost of living expenses, research/conference allowance, relocation/settling-in allowance, allowance for one dependent family member (dependent must be with the grantee for at least 80% of the duration).
  • J-1 visa for the grantee and J-2 visas for the dependants
  • Medical insurance
Source : Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission
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