Croatian institutions are invited to submit project ideas to host US academics and professionals qualified as Fulbright specialists in Croatia. The program provides grants for projects lasting 2 to 6 weeks. Applications must be submitted online through the World Learning portal by April 30, 2022, but projects will be approved on an ongoing basis, so host institutions are encouraged to apply early. Projects can start after July 1, 2022 and must be completed by September 30, 2023.
About the Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist program offers Fulbright Fellowships Abroad to qualified US academics and professions to complete short-term projects lasting 2-6 weeks. Fulbright’s initial goal is to advance mutual understanding, establish long-term cooperation and create opportunities for institutional links.
The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) provides highly qualified U.S. academics and U.S. professionals with degrees and experience at the faculty or full professional level the opportunity to share their expertise by completing projects requested by host institutions. abroad. The specialists are often academics; However, professionals such as lawyers, journalists, scientists, economists, security experts, and experts in eligible fields (such as business, communications, public health, and public administration) often participate in the program. also. Specialists exchange knowledge, build capacity, and build partnerships for the benefit of participants, institutions and communities in the United States and abroad. The FSP provides U.S. expertise and leadership to foreign hosts and promotes long-term collaboration between U.S. and host nation institutions through projects that align with U.S. State Department goals and priorities. foreign host institutions.
Duration: The minimum duration of an FSP project is 14 days and the maximum duration is 42 days, including travel days and weekends.
Eligibility, fields and activities
Eligible host institutions: Foreign host institutions eligible to apply for Fulbright specialists include, but are not limited to: reputable academic institutions (universities, colleges, research institutes, vocational / technical education institutions); government institutions (ministries); cultural institutions (museums, libraries, conservatories, theaters); non-governmental organizations (NGOs, think tanks) and institutions linked to public health (public health organizations, university hospitals).
Preference will be given to applications from Croatian institutions that do not host traditional Fulbright fellows for a teaching / research semester in the same academic year. Croatia is eligible for a total of three Fulbright Specialists per year.
Projects designed by potential host institutions must focus on one of the eligible disciplines below:
- American Studies (United States)
- Biology teaching
- Business Administration
- Chemistry education
- Communication and journalism
- Computing and Information Technology
- Engineering training
- Environmental sciences
- Mathematics education
- Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies
- Physics education
- Political science
- Public administration
- Public / global health
- Social work
- Urban planning
Ineligible establishments, fields and activities: US or US-based institutions and businesses and for-profit organizations such as businesses and corporations are not eligible to host Fulbright Specialists. Projects with activities focused on the English language, such as curriculum design, conducting needs assessments, teacher training, or high-level educational consultations, are not eligible for the FSP. Specialists cannot carry out personal research projects, they must carry out projects proposed by the host institutions. Clinical medical research or projects involving contact with patients are not eligible under the Fulbright Policy.
Fulbright Specialist Program Activities
The FSP encourages host institutions to tailor projects to their own needs. However, all projects should have an educational or training objective. Due to the short-term nature of the exchange, projects should have concrete goals that can be achieved during the specialist’s visit. The former specialists have supported the host institutions by carrying out activities such as:
- Lead a seminar or workshop
- Faculty or Workforce Development Consultation
- Development of academic or training programs and materials
- Lecturer at graduate or undergraduate level
- Conduct needs assessments or assessments for a program or institution
The US government will cover international travel and daily fees. Host institutions should share the costs of in-country meals, accommodation and local transport costs (to and from accommodation to the project location as well as additional local transport for personal shopping and attend or participate in local cultural activities). These funds must be provided in kind or on arrival, and not on a refundable basis. All costs, including costs covered by host institutions and in-kind contributions, must be quantified and reported in the program management system prior to project approval. Specialists are prohibited from self-financing program costs.
Croatian host institutions in need of financial assistance should contact the Agency for Mobility and EU Programs at bilÃ©[email protected] Please note that intercity travel costs will only be reimbursed if the project is approved in two or more cities.
How / When to apply
Applications from eligible Croatian institutions will be accepted until April 30, 2022 and will be approved as they arise. Projects can start after July 1, 2022 and must be completed by September 30, 2023.
The host institution must submit the application through the online project portal: https://worldlearning-community.force.com/FSPHost/. To apply as a host institution, please register as a new user and complete the online application form. If the host institution does not have the technical capacity for submission in the online system, it can contact the U.S. Embassy Zagreb at [email protected] to request a Word version of the form in line which must then be uploaded by post or Commission into the portal for review.
Potential host institutions can contact the U.S. Embassy Zagreb at [email protected] to receive detailed application instructions as well as information on country-specific selection deadlines and procedures.
Host institutions can also email [email protected] for assistance with the online portal.
For more information, please contact:
U.S. Embassy Zagreb
Office of Public Diplomacy
email: [email protected]