The U.S. Embassy in Croatia is inviting Croatian institutions to submit project ideas for 2022 Fulbright Specialist Program to host qualified U.S. scholars and professionals as Fulbright Specialists.
The Fulbright Specialist Program provides Fulbright grants abroad for qualified U.S. scholars and professions to complete short-term projects lasting 2-6 weeks. Central to this program is the original Fulbright purpose of advancing mutual understanding, establishing long-term cooperation, and creating opportunities for institutional linkages.
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) provides highly qualified U.S. academics and U.S. professionals whose credentials and experience are at the faculty or full professional level with an opportunity to share their expertise by carrying out projects requested by host institutions abroad. Specialists are frequently academics; however, professionals such as attorneys, journalists, scientists, economists, security experts, and experts in eligible fields (such as business, communications, public health, and public administration) often take part in the program as well. Specialists exchange knowledge, build capacity, and establish partnerships benefiting participants, institutions, and communities both in the United States and overseas. The FSP provides U.S. expertise and leadership to overseas hosts and promotes long-term collaboration between U.S. and host country institutions through projects that align with U.S. Department of State goals and the priorities of foreign host institutions.
Fulbright Specialist Program Activities
The FSP encourages host institutions to tailor projects to their own needs. However, all projects should have an educational or training focus. Due to the short-term nature of the exchange, projects should have concrete objectives that can be achieved over the course of the Specialist’s visit. Past Specialists have supported host institutions by conducting activities such as:
- Delivering a seminar or workshop
- Consulting on faculty or workforce development
- Developing academic or training curricula and materials
- Lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level
- Conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution
Duration: The minimum length of a FSP project is 14 days and the maximum is 42 days, including travel days and weekends.
Projects designed by prospective host institutions should focus on one of the below eligible disciplines:
- American (U.S.) Studies
- Biology Education
- Business Administration
- Chemistry Education
- Communications and Journalism
- Computer Science and Information Technology
- Engineering Education
- Environmental Science
- Library Science
- Math Education
- Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies
- Physics Education
- Political Science
- Public Administration
- Public/Global Health
- Social Work
- Urban Planning
- Foreign host institutions eligible to request Fulbright Specialists include, but are not limited to:
- reputable academic institutions (universities, colleges, research institutions, vocational/technical educational institutions);
- government institutions (ministries);
- cultural institutions (museums, libraries, conservatories, theaters);
- non-governmental organizations (NGOs, think tanks), and public health-related institutions (public health organizations, teaching hospitals).
- Preference will be given to requests from Croatian institutions that are not hosting traditional Fulbright grantees for a semester of teaching/research in the same academic year.
- Croatia is eligible for a total of three Fulbright Specialists per year.
For more information, visit https://hr.usembassy.gov/2022-fulbright-specialist-program-2/