Fulbright Visiting Scholar (Post-Doctoral) Program

Between four and five one-semester grants (depending on availability of funding) are available in the Visiting Scholar category. The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a non-degree post-doctoral award program for junior and senior researchers, university lecturers and experts from academic and research institutions in Slovenia. This program brings scholars to the United States for advanced research and/or university lecturing. All applicants must currently be affiliated with one of the Slovenian academic or research institutions. In addition, all qualified applicants are expected to have the capacity and commitment to take full advantage of a program of research or lecturing at a U.S. university, and be willing to share their experience and knowledge upon their return to Slovenia. The Fulbright experience should be of value not only to the scholar, but also to the scholar’s home institution/university – its students and faculty – as well as to the U.S. host institution. Fulbright scholars serve as cultural ambassadors and should be prepared to speak about their country, culture, and research to academic and community groups in the United States.

Eligibility Requirements

· Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Slovenia.

· Applicants must hold a PhD in their academic field of study.

· Applicants must be proficient in oral and written English.

· Applicants must be eligible for a J-1 visa, which requires the grantee to return to the Republic of Slovenia for a minimum of two years at the end of the grant period.

· Applicants must receive a satisfactory medical clearance.

· Researchers in medicine, dental medicine, veterinary medicine, nursing and other fields whose research proposals include clinical contact with patients are not eligible for Fulbright grants. Candidates with medical degrees are not allowed to pursue medical residencies or internships in the United States as Fulbright Fellows.

Dependents: The Fulbright Visiting (Post-Doctoral) program does provide small allowance for accompanying dependents.

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