Fulbright Faculty Development Program

The Fulbright Faculty Development Program in the United States Competition for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

The Faculty Development Program model is designed for Assistant Professors, currently teaching in Kosovo. Applicants should intend to return to their position at their home institution upon completion of the program, continue their teaching responsibilities, and apply newly gained knowledge and experience. The goal of the program model is to introduce participants to best practices and theoretical approaches to curriculum development in the U.S. and provide them with concrete strategies on how to develop curriculum for a course, including an overview of academic and research resources. During the program, fellows will be expected to research and develop a course description, syllabus and outline specific teaching strategies for their proposed course.

Please read all instructions and information carefully before completing.

Application Deadline: October 17, 2022

This is a joint program of the U.S. Department of State and the Government of Kosovo.

To qualify for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program, an applicant must:

  • have citizenship of the Republic of Kosovo and permanent residence in the country
  • be eligible for a U.S. J-1 visa (with two-year home-country residence requirement)
  • hold a university degree.
  • be currently teaching at an institution of higher education.
  • have at least five years of teaching experience at an institution of higher education by the time of application.
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English (selected finalists will be required to take the TOEFL test)

The program offers equal opportunities to all applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national or ethnic origin, native language, handicap or disability.

For your reference, the Faculty Development program is structured as a 5-month grant, beginning in the middle of August 2023.

As part of their university research affiliations, grantees receive a certain number of privileges. Since each university affiliation will vary, each grantee may receive different benefits. For example, some privileges may include:

  • Permission to observe classes (non-credit)
  • Access to appropriate laboratories
  • Accounts for computer facilities
  • Access to health services
  • Access to recreational facilities (for a fee)
  • Borrowing privileges at university libraries
  • Office space
  • Shared workspace
  • A university I.D. card
  • On-campus housing
  • Off-campus housing help

Grantees receive a monthly stipend for 5 months, as well as standard allowances. The Fulbright Faculty Development Program provides round-trip international and domestic transportation, medical insurance, a monthly stipend, and funds for professional development. Because the Fulbright Faculty Development Program is a non-degree program, Fellows are not permitted to receive transcripts, grades, or credit. The Fulbright Faculty Development Program participant are eligible to bring dependents in their program. Please note that the candidate is responsible on covering his/her dependent/s living expenses while in the United States.

Please note: Applicants for the Fulbright Faculty Development Program in Kosovo will need to fill out the online application for Fulbright Foreign Student Program. This application is used for both the
foreign student and faculty development program.

Completed applications should be submitted by October 17, 2022

For the online application and instructions, please click here  https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2023/
If you have questions, please write to nmusa@americancouncils.org