In order to engage U.S. scholars currently unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Program welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of one to two years. As of 2017-2018, the Flex option is now available to scholars interested in research, teaching, or pursuing a combination of teaching and research, and the catalog of awards will give detailed information on the Flex parameters for each participating country. Flex award scholars will be required to give public talks, participate in seminars, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host country academic community. Applications that propose grant periods during the host institution’s academic year are preferred.
Applicants should clearly indicate plans for their Flex grant in their project statements. Specific details on invitation requirements and grant length will vary by country, and can be found in each individual award listing. The Flex option is also available in many regional awards and the Fulbright Global Scholar Award for scholars who are interested in pursing multi-country grant opportunities.
The full list of Flex grant opportunities can be found in the current Fulbright Award Catalog.