Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright-University of Debrecen Scholar Award (All Disciplines)

Application Deadline
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Award Code
13196-HU
Activity Type
Teaching
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.
Teaching/Research
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
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.
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
2
Award Start Period
September 2023, or February 2024
Award Length
4 months
Flex Option
No
Country
Hungary
Multi-Country/Area Award
No
Disciplines
Projects are sought in all disciplines
Scholars selected for this award will be required to
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

The Scholar will be expected to teach two courses, and will be welcome to conduct their own research or join the university’s research projects. They may also take part in other activities within the scholar community at the University of Debrecen such as advising students, help with faculty training and curriculum development, meeting with Fulbright alumni, doing community outreach, engaging with the local English-speaking community, being available to local media and pursuing their own interests.

The Scholar may also have the opportunity to give guest lectures at other Hungarian universities if invited.

Locations
Award is hosted by the institution listed below
Locations Detail

Debrecen is Hungary's second largest city with beautiful historical sights, as well as modern facilities for education and research. The University of Debrecen is one of Hungary's most prestigious higher education institutions offering a wide choice of majors for more than 29,000 students including almost 4,000 international students. The university is also a renowned research center.

The university offers complete English language study courses in general medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, natural sciences, information technology, engineering, arts, economics and business administration. The Institute of English and American Studies is ranked among the world's 200 best institutions in teaching English language and literature (QS World University Rankings by Subject).

University of Debrecen

Faculties of the University of Debrecen

Special Features

Housing (except utility costs) and airport transfer will be provided by the host university.

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.
Additional Language Requirement

Teaching will be in English; additional language proficiency not required.

Additional Qualification Information

University-level teaching experience required.

Award Allowances

$3,100 per month for lecturers at the rank of assistant professor or below.
$3,300 per month for lecturers at the rank of associate or full professor.

Housing (except utilities) is provided by the host university. Additionally, an allowance of approximately $168 (HUF 50,000) per month is provided as a contribution towards utility costs. The USD amount is subject to small change due to currency fluctuation

 

Estimated Travel and Relocation Allowance for Grantee

Reimbursement of round-trip airfare for grantees up to $2,000.

 

Additional Dependent Benefits

Allowance of $100 per month for one dependent and $200 per month for two or more dependents.

Dependent travel of $500 for one dependent and $1,000 for two or more dependents.

Dependents are welcome to participate in the in-country orientation program and in monthly cultural enrichment programs organized by the Fulbright Commission in Hungary.

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.

Estimated Cost of Living
  • Cost of living in Hungary is on average about 40% lower than in the United States.
  • Depending on the size and quality of the apartment, housing in downtown Budapest ranges between $500-$1,150.
  • Utilities, internet connection, and building maintenance fees average about $150; but could be included in the rent.
  • Housing and living costs in smaller cities could be somewhat lower.
  • Groceries for one person could typically cost between $50-100 per month. Eating out per meal costs approximately $10-30.
  • In-country travel costs: monthly Budapest travel pass (unlimited travel on all means of public transportation): $31, a round-trip train ticket between Budapest and another major city: $20-25
  • A museum admission ticket is between $10-15, concert tickets (good seats) are between $20-25
  • Cost of living in Hungary according to: Numbeo Website; Expatistan Website (prices in Hungarian currency, average exchange rate: USD 1 = HUF 310)
Special Award Benefits

One-time settling-in allowance of $300.  Airport transfer will be provided by the host university.

 

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 and the Fulbright Commission in the host country reserve the right to alter, without notice, participating countries, number of awards and allowances.

Hungary

What is life like for Fulbrighters in your country?

Hungary is a welcoming country that boasts rich cultural and educational traditions. Because the country has historically been the crossroads to many different cultures, our Fulbrighters will be able to witness these influences first hand. From Roman, Romanesque, medieval and neoclassical architecture, Turkish mosques and spas, an abundant art and music presence, and the diverse cuisine; there is sure to be something to intrigue everyone.

The Hungarian higher education system is part of the European Higher Education Area. The country has many well-known universities and research institutions with strong international connections, joint programs, and many international students. The Fulbright Program enjoys high prestige. The Fulbright Commission in Budapest organizes an extensive four-day orientation program for the newly arrived U.S. grantees. The orientation program provides an overview of Hungarian history, culture, and introduces grantees to current academic, political and practical issues. All through the grant period, grantees are regularly invited to participate in cultural enrichment programs. These monthly meetings, trips, cultural events and conferences offer interesting insights into Hungarian culture and different kinds of institutions, and also foster team spirit among our grantees. The Fulbright Commission in Hungary pays special attention to grantees with families; welcoming spouses and children too.

The academic year is from September to June. Semesters are four months in length. The fall semester starts in September, the spring semester in February. English language is sufficient for teaching and research in all fields. Over 400 study programs in English and other foreign languages are offered by Hungarian higher education institutions, see Study in Hungary

Applications are welcome in all fields. Please see specific awards for areas of interest. Affiliations with Hungarian state-run institutions are preferred. Dual affiliations may be possible.

English language schools (pre-K-12) are located in Budapest only. In major cities, there are dual-language high schools where specific subjects are taught in English.

For more information about working and living in Hungary, please visit the following links:

Why Hungary?

Fulbright Hungary @ 25

The Fulbright Experience

Testimonials of former U.S.grantees to Hungary

Prospective applicants may contact the Hungarian-American Fulbright Commission for Educational Exchange for advice or for further information:

Dr. Károly Jókay, Executive Director, email: director@fulbright.hu
Annamária Sas, American Program Officer, email: sas@fulbright.hu

Website: www.fulbright.hu

Previous Fulbright Recipients

The Fulbright Experience: 

Testimonials of former U.S. grantees to Hungary:

www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlyvYA_jCcGdRTNjGoMexaFOb1Os_lXrK

Learning about a City through its literature, a Fulbright professor's testimonial in 2019:

https://www.fulbright.hu/learning-about-a-city-through-its-literature-re...

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