Educational Exchange_University Lecturers (Professors) and Research Scholars
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on Jun 24, 2005
Purpose of this program:
To improve and strengthen the international relations of the United States by promoting mutual understanding among the peoples of the world through educational exchanges.
Possible uses and use restrictions...
Grants for professors (university lecturers) and research scholars are usually, although not always, for a full academic year, and generally tenable in one country. The lectureships permit the grantees to lecture, usually serving as visiting professors in institutions of higher learning. The research grants offer opportunities for U.S. citizens to undertake postdoctoral research at overseas universities, colleges, and certain research centers and institutes. Grants specify terms and conditions to meet the educational goals proposed by the grantee and approved by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in making the award. Individual grants generally include round-trip transportation, for the grantee and in some cases for one or two dependents, a maintenance allowance payable in foreign currency where available, and an allowance for travel, books and services essential to the assignment. Where maintenance is payable in foreign currency, lecturers may also receive a supplemental dollar allowance.
Who is eligible to apply...
To individuals with the following qualifications: (1) U.S. citizenship at the time of application. (2) Foreign language proficiency, in some cases. (3) For lecturing: college or university teaching experience at the level for which application is made. (4) For research: a doctoral degree or, in some fields, recognized professional standing as demonstrated by faculty rank, publications, compositions, exhibition record, concerts, etc. Candidates for a doctorate and persons wishing to undertake other predoctoral professional training abroad should write to the Institute of International Education, 809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017.
See Applicant Eligibility.
Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.
About this section:
This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy.
For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree,
3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible.
Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they
Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications
are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs,
the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.
How to apply...
Persons who meet the eligibility requirements and who wish to receive a booklet announcing openings (includes application forms) should contact the Council For International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street, NW., Suite 5M, Washington, DC 20008. Telephone: (202) 686-7866. In many cases this material is also available from U.S. college and university campus contacts.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
Final selection of grantees is made by the Presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.
Deadlines and process...
Subject to change, but generally applications are to be submitted by August 1; November 1 for a small number of specialized positions. Major deadlines can be waived under very special circumstances such as an inadequate number of sufficiently qualified candidates for specific awards. After deadlines, applicants should contact CIES to determine availability of awards.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Applicants are notified promptly if they are ineligible. Final notification of selection for an opening occurs in 6 to 9 months.
Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
Extensions considered where appropriate.
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.
Who can benefit...
U.S. citizens who are educational professionals on the post graduate level, or able to lecture or conduct research in professional fields such as law, business, journalism, etc.
About this section:
This section lists the ultimate beneficiaries of a program, the criteria they must satisfy and who specifically is not eligible. The applicant and beneficiary will generally be the same for programs that provide assistance directly from a Federal agency. However, financial assistance that passes through State or local governments will have different applicants and beneficiaries since the assistance is transmitted to private sector beneficiaries who are not obligated to request or apply for the assistance.
What types of assistance...
The funding, for fixed or known periods, of specific projects. Project grants can include fellowships, scholarships, research grants, training grants, traineeships, experimental and demonstration grants, evaluation grants, planning grants, technical assistance grants, survey grants, and construction grants.
How much financial aid...
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$3,500 to $80,000. Average: $26,070 in FY 03.
This section lists the representative range (smallest to largest) of the amount of financial assistance available. These figures are based upon funds awarded in the past fiscal year and the current fiscal year to date. Also indicated is an approximate average amount of awards which were made in the past and current fiscal years.
(Grants) FY 03 $27,556,725; FY 04 est $27,832,292; and FY 05 est $27,832,292.
The dollar amounts listed in this section represent obligations for the past fiscal year (PY), estimates for the current fiscal year (CY), and estimates for the budget fiscal year (BY) as reported by the Federal agencies. Obligations for non-financial assistance programs indicate the administrative expenses involved in the operation of a program.
Note: This 11-digit budget account identification code represents the account which funds a particular program.
This code should be consistent with the code given for the program area as specified in Appendix III of the Budget of the United States Government.
Examples of funded projects...
Projects were funded: 1) Giving general lectures on the major problems of Global Biogeochemistry and Global Sedimentary Geochemistry; 2) conducting a series of interviews with elderly Ukrainians in order to develop a needs survey regarding the long-term health care needs of the elderly; and 3) researching current developments in ethnic studies, or/and in interpretations of contemporary social and cultural transformations in popular culture analyses and globalization questions.
About this section
This section indicates the different types of projects which have been funded in the past. Only projects funded under Project Grants or Direct Payments for Specified Use should be listed here. The examples give potential applicants an idea of the types of projects that may be accepted for funding. The agency should list at least five examples of the most recently funded projects.
In fiscal year 2003, an estimated 850 grants will be awarded.
Criteria for selecting proposals...
1) Is proposal feasible and practical. 2) Is proposal already being done (no need for duplication). 3) Is project important to an advancement of the discipline. 4) Is proposal responsive to Fulbright priorities for collaborative and mutual understanding. 5) Is proposal a country priority. 6) Applicant's likelihood for effectiveness as a lecturer abroad.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Up to 1 academic year.
Formula and Matching Requirements
A formula may be based on population, per capita income, and other statistical factors. Applicants are informed whether there are any matching requirements to be met when participating in the cost of a project. In general, the matching share represents that portion of the project costs not borne by the Federal government. Attachment F of OMB Circular No. A-102 (Office of Management and Budget) sets forth the criteria and procedures for the evaluation of matching share requirements which may be cash or in-kind contributions made by State and local governments or other agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals to satisfy matching requirements of Federal grants or loans.
Cash contributions represent the grantees' cash outlay, including the outlay of money contributed to the grantee by other public agencies, institutions, private organizations, or individuals. When authorized by Federal regulation, Federal funds received from other grants may be considered as the grantees' cash contribution.
In-kind contributions represent the value of noncash contributions provided by the grantee, other public agencies and institutions, private organizations or individuals. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as grantees' in-kind contribution.
Maintenance of effort (MOE) is a requirement contained in certain legislation, regulations, or administrative policies stating that a grantee must maintain a specified level of financial effort in a specific area in order to receive Federal grant funds, and that the Federal grant funds may be used only to supplement, not supplant, the level of grantee funds.
Post assistance requirements...
Reports by all grantees are required at the end of their grant period.
This section indicates whether program reports, expenditure reports, cash reports or performance monitoring are required by the Federal funding agency, and specifies at what time intervals (monthly, annually, etc.) this must be accomplished.
Under the total audit concept, audits will be made on an organization-wide basis (rather than grant- by-grant) under GAO guidelines, Standards for Audit of Governmental Organizations, Programs, Activities and Functions, and for programs covered by A-102, Attachment P.
This section discusses audits required by the Federal agency.
The procedures and requirements for State and local governments and nonprofit entities are set forth in OMB Circular No. A-133.
These requirements pertain to awards made within the respective State's fiscal year - not the Federal fiscal year,
as some State and local governments may use the calendar year or other variation of time span designated as the fiscal year period,
rather than that commonly known as the Federal fiscal year (from October 1st through September 30th).
This section indicates the record retention requirements and the type of records the Federal agency may require.
Not included are the normally imposed requirements of the General Accounting Office.
For programs falling under the purview of OMB Circular No. A-102, record retention is set forth in Attachment C.
For other programs, record retention is governed by the funding agency's requirements.
Public Law 87-256, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.
This section lists the legal authority upon which a program is based (acts, amendments to acts, Public Law numbers, titles, sections, Statute Codes, citations to the U.S. Code, Executive Orders, Presidential Reorganization Plans, and Memoranda from an agency head).
Regulations, Guidelines, And Literature
Annual announcement: Fulbright Scholar Program: Grants for Faculty and Professionals issued by Council For International Exchange of Scholars, 3007 Tilden Street, NW., Suite 5M, Washington, DC 20008.