Fullbright | Visiting Scholar Program


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Date 05.08.2024
Category Call for proposal

This is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for researchers, university lecturers, and experts from academic institutions in Switzerland. Candidates who represent the ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity of Switzerland are highly encouraged to apply. Also, candidates from universities of applied sciences and arts and candidates focusing on business- or business-related topics are particularly welcome to apply.

You can apply if you wish to go to the United States to perform one of the following:

  • Lecturing: If the primary purpose of the project is to teach or team-teach at least one full semester course. Applicants will be required to submit course syllabi along with a confirmed invitation to lecture.
  • Research: If the primary purpose of the project is to conduct research. Applicants will be required to submit a research bibliography.
  • Lecturing/Research: If the project will include significant portions of both lecturing and research as defined above. Candidates will be required to outline both activities in their project statement, as well as submit course syllabi and a research bibliography.

Duration:   3 – 10 months

Funding:    max. $50,000 based on length of stay

  • Swiss citizenship (If you hold another citizenship, you must contact the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in your citizenship country.)
  • All candidates must currently be affiliated with one of the universities or research institutions in Switzerland.
  • Doctoral degree or equivalent professional training or experience at the time of application. Professional candidates must have a minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in their field of study. Visual and performing arts applicants may be exempt from the requirements to have a third level qualification if they have 5 or more years of professional qualifications and or experience.
  • A clearly defined project statement of proposed activity at a U.S. institution: the proposed project should contribute to the development of knowledge in your field and must be effectively implemented within a 3-10 month time frame in the U.S.
  • English proficiency appropriate to the proposed teaching and/or research project to be carried out in the United States. Proficiency is based on personal assessment, the TOEFL is not required.

How to Apply:
The online application is available here. Please review the Online Application Instructions before completing the online application. A complete application consists of the following: project statement of proposed activity at a U.S. institution; three letters of reference uploaded by the recommenders into the online application by August 5, 2024;  letter of invitation from U.S. host institution (if already received); research bibliography and/or course syllabi; copy of Ph.D. and Master's degree; copy of passport.

Application Deadline:    05 August 2024

Further information:
  • More information about the program is available here
  • Application portal can be found here and instructions here
For any other questions, please contact the Research Office.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


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