The following programs are available to U.S. Scholars in Azerbaijan

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Congratulations on receiving a Fulbright grant! The resources on this page are designed to familiarize you with your host location and provide important context and information as you prepare to travel abroad. We encourage you to review the readings, websites, and logistical information offered by local contacts. Click the section headings below to display the information.

Orientation Information

As part of your Fulbright grant, you are required to attend a virtual Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) from June 24-27, 2024. The PDO will provide sessions and activities to help you prepare for your upcoming experience. You will receive an email in mid-May that will direct you to the PDO website where you can register for the event. If you have any questions regarding the PDO, please email

Contact Information

Embassy of the United States, Public Affairs Section
111, Azadlig Ave
AZ 1007
Tel: +994-12-488-33-00

Points of Contact

Sabina Abdullayeva,
English Language Program Coordinator (Fulbright ETA Program)

Khanim Teilova,
Educational Exchanges Coordinator (Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program)

Country Information

Fulbright U.S. Scholar and ETA grantees should send scanned copies of their passport to the respective U.S. Embassy representative (Sabina Abdullayeva for ETA and Khanim Teilova for Scholars). The U.S. Embassy in Baku will request a letter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the participants and after receiving that letter, the grantee should apply for an Azerbaijani visa. For an updated list of all documents required to apply for an Azerbaijani visa, contact the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Washington, DC and Los Angeles.
Participants will need to go through registration within two weeks of arrival in the country. Participants may choose to stay at the hotel for the first two days, and the hotel will take care of the initial registration.
Depending on the number of days the participants are allowed to stay in Azerbaijan (although visas are issued for a year, there will be either a 90- or 180-day permission to stay each time), the grantee will work with the host universities to submit an application and necessary documents to receive local temporary residency cards to stay for the full academic year. Participants must, however, bring notarized copies of university diplomas and international passports when coming to Azerbaijan in order to obtain a temporary residency permit. Fulbright U.S. Scholars must bring a notarized copy of their marriage certificate and documents for all minor dependents (notarized birth certificates).
Alum Contacts

We invite you to contact these Fulbright alumni for questions or advice prior to your grant. They can be an excellent resource for unofficial questions – what type of clothing to bring, how to open a bank account, and more.

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Tyler Russell

2018-2019 Fulbright ETA



Nazrin Garibova

2021-2022 Fulbright ETA



Anastasiya Byelousova

2021-2022 Fulbright ETA



John Bunke

2021-2022 Fulbright ETA



Nancy Ackles

2021-2022 U.S. Scholar



Jacqueline Stephen

U.S. Scholar, Education



Elnur Gajiev

U.S. Scholar, Psychology



Lincoln Nemetz-Carlson

U.S. Scholar, Architecture



Besiki Stvilia

U.S. Scholar, Information Science


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

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

Teaching might include co-teaching, guest lectures, workshops and seminars. Grantee will be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate levels, advise students, assist with faculty and curriculum development, support students conducting research, engage in activities at Baku American Center, and other public lectures or trainings. 

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