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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.
Teach undergraduate and graduate-level courses in area of specialization. Depending on the award activities, scholars are expected to either deliver occasional guest lectures and public presentations and/or organize workshops at other universities, as requested, by interested universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH); consult on either curriculum and/or program development; assist with either thesis advising and/or faculty training; conduct research in area of specialization; and/or participate in ongoing research projects. Teaching/research candidates should allocate their grant time with aproximately 40% teaching and 60% research.
Univerzitet u Sarajevu /University of Sarajevo
Univerzitet u Banjoj Luci/University of Banja Luka
Univerzitet u Tuzli/University of Tuzla
Univerzitet u Bihaću/University of Bihac
Univerzitet «Džemal Bijedić» u Mostaru/University «Dzemal Bijedic» in Mostar
Sveučilište Mostar u Mostaru-SUM/ Sveučilište Mostar in Mostar:
Univerzitet u Zenici/University of Zenica
Univerzitet u Istočnom Sarajevu/University of East Sarajevo
One semester grants must begin in either first week of October 2023 or last week of February 2024; two semester grants must begin last week of September 2023.
For Flex grants, see Flex Option section.
The Flex Award is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over two or three short segments. Applicants must select Flex in the application form, and clearly describe their plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline. Flex grantees may be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community.
Award is open to all disciplines, but preference will be given to these areas of interest:
- Constitutional and administrative law
- Education and teaching
- Mass communication
- Religious studies
Post will seek placements where teaching in English is possible. However, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian (BCS) teaching ability will broaden the range of possible classes. Basic/intermediate BCS ability is also helpful while living in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
For research, BCS language proficiency sufficient to complete the proposed project is required. For applicants without local language proficiency, feasibility of conducting the project must be demonstrated in the project statement.
Professionals with university teaching experience are encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to proposals that will contribute to the educational, economic, social, civil or legal reconstruction of Bosnia and Herzegovina, to the rebuilding of physical or institutional infrastructure, or to a greater understanding of the United States.
$3,500-$7,500, depending on number of dependents.
For Flex grants: round trip travel will be included for each segment of the grant for the grantee only. Applicant must indicate in project statement if he or she will need travel allowance for any segment(s). Dependent travel will not be provided for Flex grants.
$500 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. $500 - $1,000 (depending on grant length); research allowance for research-only grants.
Reimbursement for dependent education expenses may be available on a limited basis, depending on funding availability and grant duration. Grantees should confirm with CIES that proposed expenses meet eligibility criteria; however, availability of funds may not be known until the end of academic year. For Flex grants: dependent tuition allowance will not be provided.
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.
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.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina is a post-communist country and a post-war country in transition. Bosnian society is still very much in the midst of healing, reconciliation and reconstruction at all levels -- educational, political, social, psychological, economic, etc. There are opportunities to apply one's academic specialization to "history in progress" by working with Bosnians and the international community in Bosnia and Herzegovina on issues of reconstruction, reconciliation and recovery. The academic calendar varies from university to university, but in general, the academic year goes from the first week of October through June with semesters running from first week of October through December and last week of February through mid-June. Teaching or combined teaching/research awards are for one or two semesters during the academic year. Dependents may accompany grantees, but grantees should check with the U.S. Embassy in advance regarding registration requirements.
Prof. Ismar Volic Prof. Azra Hromadzic More to be provided separately in cooperation with respective IIE program officer
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