Fulbright Scholar Award

All Disciplines

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Application Deadline
Award Code
Activity Type
Professional Project
The Professional Project activity type provides professionals and artists in various fields the opportunity to interact with relevant organizations abroad to explore a topic related to their field without answering a defined research question. Professional Projects may include: professional consultations; artist residencies; visits to organizations in the applicant's field; practical experience in day-to-day operations; public lectures; mentoring; arranging exhibitions, performances or musical compilations; preparation of print materials (books, articles, or reviews); exchange of expertise with other professionals; participation in public events; or other appropriate professional activities.
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
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
September 2024 or February 2025
Award Length
4 months - 10 months
Flex Option
Multi-Country/Area Award
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award can choose to
Advise and/or mentor students
Assist in faculty, curriculum, and/or program development
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
Conduct a professional and/or artistic project

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 undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the 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 approximately 40% teaching and 60% research.

Scholars selected for this grant will be required to attend a mandatory Pre-Departure Orientation in Summer 2024.

Location Selection: Applicant may propose an appropriate host
Locations Detail

Univerzitet u Sarajevu /University of Sarajevo 
Web: www.unsa.ba/en
Univerzitet u Banjoj Luci/University of Banja Luka 
Web: www.unibl.org/en 
Univerzitet u Tuzli/University of Tuzla 
Web: www.untz.ba 
Univerzitet u Bihaću/University of Bihac 
Web: www.unbi.ba
Univerzitet «Džemal Bijedić» u Mostaru/University «Dzemal Bijedic» in Mostar 
Web: https://iro.unmo.ba/en/
Sveučilište Mostar u Mostaru-SUM/ Sveučilište Mostar in Mostar: 
Web: www.sum.ba
Univerzitet u Zenici/University of Zenica 
Web: www.unze.ba 
Univerzitet u Istočnom Sarajevu/University of East Sarajevo 
Web: www.ues.rs.ba

Award Length and Period

One semester grants must begin in either first week of October 2024 or last week of February 2025; two semester grants must begin last week of September 2024. (The in-country orientation is scheduled during the last week of September, and the academic year opens October 1.) 

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.

Grant segments are allowed to be conducted in summer months (June, July, and August)
Areas of Interest

Award is open to all disciplines, but preference will be given to these areas of interest:

  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Education and teaching
  • Mass communications
  • Criminology
  • Religious studies
  • Public Health
  • Veterinary
  • STEM

All applicants must meet the Program eligibility requirements (click to review the requirements).

Citizenship/Residency Requirement
Applicants residing in the award country at the time of application or thereafter are not eligible to apply for this award.
Permanent residents of the award country are not eligible to apply for this award.
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

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.

Additional Qualification Information

Professionals with university teaching experience are encouraged to apply.

Additional Comments

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.

Award Allowances

Grant benefits include a monthly maintenance allowance, comprised of a base stipend and living and housing allowances. The base stipend varies based on a scholar's current academic rank (or professional equivalent). Living and housing allowances vary based on the city of placement, and the number of accompanying dependents. Dependent housing and living allowances will not be provided to Flex grantees

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


For Flex grants: round trip travel will be included for each segment of the grant for the grantee only.

Estimated Book and Research Allowance

$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.

Do you offer additional dependent benefits

Additional living and housing allowance is provided for grantees with one accompanying dependent or two or more accompanying dependents. These amounts range from $150/month to $250/month. In addition, travel allowances are provided for up to two dependents. These amounts range from $2,000 to $4,000.

Reimbursement for dependent education expenses may be available on a limited basis, depending on funding availability and grant duration. Grantees should confirm with IIE that proposed expenses meet eligibility criteria; however, availability of funds may not be known until the end of the academic year. 

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

What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

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 citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina 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 runs from the first week of October through June with semesters running from the first week of October through December and the last week of February through mid-June. Teaching or combined teaching/research awards are for one or two semesters during the academic year.  


Previous Fulbright Recipients

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