Fulbright Faculty Development Program

The Fulbright Faculty Development Program in the United States Competition for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

The Fulbright Faculty Development Program is designed for faculty members currently teaching in Kosovo. The goal of the program 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. Applicants will return to their position at their home institution upon completion of the program, continue their teaching responsibilities, and apply newly gained knowledge and experience. During the program, participants will be expected to research and develop a course description and syllabus and outline specific teaching strategies for their proposed course. Candidates interested in developing curriculum development expertise are encouraged to apply.

The Fulbright Faculty Development Program is a one semester, non-degree, professional development program. This program is structured as a 5-month grant, starting mid-August 2024, and ending in mid-January 2025. Because the Fulbright Faculty Development Program is a non-degree program, participants will not receive transcripts, grades, or credit.

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

Application Deadline: October 31, 2023

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:

  • be a citizen of the Republic of Kosovo and have 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 in Kosovo.
  • Have at least five years of teaching experience at the respective institution of higher education from which the candidate is applying from by the time of application. 

demonstrate proficiency in oral and written English (selected finalists will be required to take the TOEFL test, which the program will pay for).

Program participants will be hosted at U.S. higher education institutions. Each institution will offer program participants a certain number of privileges, which will differ depending on the host institution. For example, some privileges may include:

  • Permission to observe classes (non-credit) – Specific to the FFDP program.
  • 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

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, participants are not permitted to receive transcripts, grades, or credit. The Fulbright Faculty Development Program participants are eligible to bring dependents in their program. Please note that participants are responsible for covering living expenses for his/her dependent(s) 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 the Fulbright Foreign Student Program. This application is used for both the

Foreign Student and the Faculty Development Programs.

Completed applications should be submitted by October 31, 2023

For the online application and instructions, please click here:  https://apply.iie.org/ffsp2024/ 

If you have questions, please contact:

Nora Nimani-Musa
Program Coordinator
American Councils Kosovo
E-mail: uskeb@americancouncils.org