2017 Fulbright Specialist Program

2017 Fulbright Specialist Program Application Period is now closed!


2017 Fulbright Specialist Program Application Period is now open!  DEADLINE: March 1, 2017 

The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at institutions abroad.

The Fulbright Specialist Program in Kosovo is open for Kosovo host institutions to submit project ideas for qualified U.S. scholars and professionals. The program awards grants for projects that will last between two and six weeks.  Projects cannot begin prior to May 1, 2017 and must be completed no later than December 31, 2017.

A successful Fulbright Specialist application will include activities designed to provide U.S. scholars and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with their professional counterparts in Kosovo on a specific and measurable project. For example, a successful project could include curriculum or project development, a needs assessment, or surveys or other specific research tasks.  The project could include participation in specialized programming, workshops or conferences in conjunction with other scheduled activities, consultation with administrators and instructors of post-secondary institutions on faculty development or lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels.  It also could include the development and/or assessment of educational or outreach materials, leading of training programs, etc.

Along with their project proposal, Kosovo host institutions may name a specific U.S. scholar or professional to participate in the project (if that scholar/professional is listed in the Fulbright Roster of Specialists) or they may submit an “unnamed proposal” and an appropriate candidate will be selected by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

Funding: International travel costs and honorarium for successful projects will be covered by the Fulbright Program.  Lodging, meals and incidentals and in-country transportation can also be funded by the Fulbright Program, however, preference will be given to those projects where the Kosovo host institution will provide a cost-share for these expenses.

How the Project Proposal Process Works

Step 1: Prospective host institutions must submit a project proposal via World Learning’s online portal here: https://worldlearning-community.force.com/FSPHost, no later than March 1, 2017.

Step 2: The Embassy reviews all applications submitted by the March 1st deadline and selects up to six proposals to submit to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for final approval.

Step 3: Applicants will be notified of the initial status of their proposals by March 31, 2017.  Final projects selected for funding by the U.S. Department of State will be notified no later than May 1, 2017.

Step 4: Successful projects must be completed no later than December 31, 2017.

Step 5: Upon completion of the project, the Kosovo host institution must submit a final report to KosovoEdExchanges@state.gov.

Applications should be submitted via World Learning’s online portal (https://worldlearning-community.force.com/FSPHost) until March 1, 2017.

Programs can take place between May 1 and December 31, 2017.


Contact Information:

Prospective host institutions should direct all questions to:

Ms. Remzije Potoku- Cultural Affairs Assistant – Education
Public Affairs Office
E-mail: KosovoEdExchanges@state.gov   Phone: 381 38 5959 3749