2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Program
2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Program

The Embassy of the United States of America is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar Program.  The Fulbright Scholar Program allows professors and Doctoral or Ph.D. candidates to conduct research and/or lecture at a university in the United States.  Fellowships are awarded competitively to candidates who best demonstrate a commitment to service in public and/or private sectors and the potential to positively impact the future of Albania.

Program Fields

-American History Economics
-Music Education
-American Studies Engineering
-Film Studies
-Political Science 
-Art History
-History (non-U.S.)
-Biological Sciences
-Social Work 
-Computer Science
-Library Science  
-Creative Writing Linguistics  
-Urban Planning     
-American Literature
-Environmental Sciences         
-Public Administration 
-Public/Global Health
-Religious Studies
-Business Administration 
-Information Sciences 
-TEFL/Applied Linguistics

Duration of Grant

Fellowships are generally awarded for three to six months at a university in the United States.  Family members may be eligible to accompany scholars on a case by case basis.  Scholars are required to return to Albania for at least two (2) years at the conclusion of their fellowship.

Eligibility Requirements

• Doctoral Degree or Ph.D. candidates;
• Minimum of five years of teaching and/or research experience at an Albanian university
• Proficiency in English appropriate to the proposed research project to be carried out in the United States (minimum of 580 paper based TOEFL score)
• Demonstrated leadership and research skills, and a potential for advancement in their profession;
• Albanian citizenship and employment
• Age limit: 55
Individuals already registered for study programs in the United States, with previous U.S. study experience, recipients of Fulbright grants within the last five years, employed in the United States, married to American citizens, or who have applied to emigrate or have sought asylum in another country are not eligible to apply.

Financial Provisions

The Fulbright Fellowship provides tuition, monthly maintenance allowance, a book and supplies allowance, and round trip international travel to the host institution. The Fulbright Grant is not renewable.

Application Procedure

Application forms for the Fulbright Scholar Fellowship are must be filled out electronically online athttps://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/scholars/.  Completed applications must be received in the system no later than May 31, 2014.

A complete application includes:

-Application form
-Detailed statement of proposed activity
-Detailed curriculum vitae
-Three references
-Xeroxed copy of passport
-Translated and xeroxed copy of diplomas (university, Master's and Doctoral degree)
-Other certificates  received
-Letter from employer confirming employment
-Letters of invitation or appointment from U.S. institutions (optional)

Please be advised that after you submit the application on line, you should print out a copy and mail it with all the additional documents to the following address, postmarked no later than May 31, 2014.

Fulbright Program
Public Affairs Office
US Embassy,
Rruga Elbasanit, Nr. 103

For further information, contact: Public Affairs Office, U.S. Embassy Tirana 224 7285 or visit our web site at http://tirana.usembassy.gov or visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/usembassytirana

Please note: applications received in the system or postmarked after May 31, 2014 will not be accepted or considered.