What are they?
The Fulbright-Schuman Awards are administered by the Fulbright Commission in Brussels and jointly financed by the U.S. Department of State and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission.
The Fulbright-Schuman Awards are monetary grants for EU:
- students or professionals to conduct graduate and post-graduate study, research, and lecturing in the U.S. in the fields of U.S.-EU relations, EU policy, or EU institutions. Project proposals should focus on comparative perspectives on issues of common concern (either transatlantic or with reference to EU policy). Proposals may address topics such as internal and external security, peace-keeping, the EU and NATO, justice and home affairs, finance, trade, human rights, agricultural and environment policies, energy, asylum, human trafficking, development and EU enlargement. Grants are for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum period of 12 months.
- professionals in international education administration for research in the field of international higher education administration that would be mutually beneficial to both institutions. Candidates are responsible for arranging their own placement and do not need to hold a PhD. Grants are for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum period of 4 months.
The Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Grants are also available, these grants are designed to support work that can create better transatlantic understanding of issues at the heart of the U.S.-EU relationship, particularly at the intersection of policy and technology.