Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Application Deadline
Award Code
Activity Type
Research includes activities involving scientific research, qualitative research, quantitative research, and practice-based research, including artistic research. Research can take place in locations such as the laboratory, the field, the archives, or an artist residency. It can be experimental, clinical, or applied. It can include examining policies, systems, theories, methods, interactions, and works of art and music, with the objective to evaluate or develop new knowledge or works. Quantifiable (tangible) outcomes can include publications (books, journal articles, scripts, etc.), conference presentations, artistic and musical compositions, exhibitions, performances, films, and patents.
Teaching includes classroom teaching, as well as giving guest lectures, workshops, and seminars, and engaging in other related activities. Classroom teaching is typically at the undergraduate and graduate level, and courses may be designed by the scholar or prescribed by the host institution and may be taught or co-taught by the scholar. The teaching load varies by award, as well as the host institution. Scholars may also consult on building research capacity, advise graduate students, and assist with thesis advising.
A combination of teaching and research as described above. Refer to the award description for any specifications on percentages of time that should be devoted to teaching vs research.
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Career Profile
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in an artistic profession.
Early Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for no more than seven years.
Mid-Career Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than seven, and less than 13, years.
Awards are open to individuals who have more than seven years of experience in a particular profession.
Senior Academics
Awards are open to those who have been working in the capacity of a teacher or scholar for more than 13 years.

Number of recipients

Up To
Award Start Period
October 2023 or February 2024
Award Length
4 months - 5 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
Conduct a research project designated by the host institution
Conduct a research project of the applicant’s choosing
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses designated by the host institution
Teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses of the applicant’s choosing

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.

Award Activity

Teach and/or conduct research in area of specialization.

Scholars selected for this grant will be required to attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation in Summer 2023.

Location Selection: Applicant may propose an appropriate host
Locations Detail

Possible locations include:
University of Ljubljana 
University of Maribor 
University of Primorska in Koper
University of Nova Gorica  
European Law Faculty in Nova Gorica 
Other Slovene higher education institutions or research institutes such as the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana 

Areas of Interest

Applications in All Disciplines will be considered. However, candidates in business, computer science, journalism and american studies are encouraged to apply.

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Not applicable – all U.S. citizens are eligible to apply, regardless of dual citizenship or residency.
Invitation Requirement
A letter of invitation is preferred.
Language Proficiency Requirements
None, English is sufficient. However, feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
Additional Language Requirement

All teaching will be in English.

For research grant activity, language fluency sufficient to complete the research project is required. Feasibility of conducting research must be demonstrated in the project statement.

Additional Comments

Reflections by recent U.S. Scholars to Slovenia:

My Fulbright experience was absolutely a transformative time in my life, both professionally and personally. Intellectually it was very enriching to be constantly thinking about the law from a comparative perspective, and to learn about the role of legal scholars in European civil law jurisdictions. On a personal level, to see my children not only adapt to but thrive in a new environment, making deep and significant friendships with children of different backgrounds, was one of the most profound experiences I've ever had as a parent. U.S. Scholar, 2015-2016

The Fulbright experience has opened me up to so many new possibilities and allowed me to stretch myself professionally. I have made so many great contacts here with professors from around the world that will allow me to continue to expand my horizons and my international teaching experiences. U.S. Scholar, 2016-2017

Researcher and Professional Project Monthly Allowances
Teaching or Teaching/Research Award Monthly Allowances
Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee


Estimated Book and Research Allowance

$750 books and educational materials allowance for teaching and teaching/research grants; should be donated to the host institution (or other entity) upon grantee's departure.

Additional Dependent Benefits

Additional living and housing allowance is provided for grantees with one accompanying dependent or two or more accompanying dependents. This amount is about $100/month. Housing is provided by the Slovenian government.

In addition, travel allowances are provided for dependents: $2,500 for one dependent, and $5,000 for two or more dependents.

Dependents must accompany the grantee for at least 80% of the period abroad and a minimum of one semester in order to qualify for additional dependent benefits. Dependent benefits are not provided to Flex grantees.

Special Award Benefits

A stipend/housing allowance of about €1,110 (about $1,231, subject to change based on currency fluctuations) per month will be provided by the Slovene Human Resources Development and Fellowship Fund.

The U.S. Embassy in Slovenia will be in touch with all U.S. Scholars about this process once selections are made.

Please refer to the figures above for an estimate of total monthly Fulbright award benefits. Benefits may include a monthly base stipend, living and housing allowances, and additional one-time allowances. Benefits may vary based on a scholar's current academic rank (or professional equivalent), the city of placement, the type of award (teaching, teaching/research, or research), and the number of and duration of stay of accompanying dependents. Research-only or Professional Project grantees receive a standard stipend that is not adjusted for academic rank. In most cases, dependent benefits will not be provided to Flex grantees, or to grantees pursuing grants less than four months (or a semester) in length.

Final grant amounts will be determined prior to the start of the academic year and are subject to the availability of funds. The United States Department of State reserves the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.


What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

The Republic of Slovenia lies at the heart of Europe, where the Alps face the Pannonian plains and the Mediterranean meets the mysterious Karst. It is a largely mountainous country, almost half of which is covered by forests. Cultivated areas with pastures, fields, vineyards, and orchards cover 43 percent of the country. More than one half of the population lives in towns, most of which date back to Roman times.

After more than 70 years of living inside Yugoslavia, almost 90 percent of voters opted for independence in the referendum held in 1990. Slovenia joined the European Union in 2004 and also became a member of NATO. It was the first of the new EU members to join the Euro in 2007.

Slovenia has a very well-developed network of cultural institutions, organizations, and associations that host a range of world-renowned events, festivals, concerts, and exhibitions.

For more information on Slovenia, click here.

Slovenia is home to fifteen higher education institutions, which cover all fields of study, including three public universities (incorporating forty-one faculties, three art academies, and four professional colleges) and a number of private higher education institutions. The University of Ljubljana, the University of Maribor, the University of Primorska, and the University of Nova Gorica are the four major universities in Slovenia.

Academic Calendar:
Semester One: beginning of October - middle of January
Semester Two: middle of February - end of May

As U.S. Scholars usually come to Slovenia for one semester grants, the Public Affairs Section staff keep in close contact with all the incoming grantees and meet with them individually soon after their arrival to Slovenia. Provided that COVID-19 pandemic ends or improves, a reception/orientation program for Fulbright grantees and their dependents will be held at the Ambassador's residence once everyone is in the country.

Visit our Scholar Directory to view and search all Fulbright alumni. You can also learn more about Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors.