Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Awards are granted through a competition open to lecturers and researchers of academic or higher education institutions, research institutes, Polish Academy of Science units, international scientific institutes and other scientific units in Poland, in all fields, to primarily undertake teaching activities supporting the U.S. host institution and local community.
In order to find more information about the application process, please visit the Polish version of this page.
Priority is given to host institutions that are minority-serving institutions, community colleges and liberal arts colleges located in rural areas. During the stay at the U.S. institution, the grantee conducts lectures and performs other engagements agreed upon with the host institution and, optionally, his/her own research project.
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The rules of the competition, formal criteria and requirements may be subject to change by CIES/U.S. Department of State; the Fulbright Commission is obliged to accept and enforce such changes.
Requirements and restrictions
Individuals eligible to apply:
Are Polish citizens who do not have dual Polish and U.S. citizenship or permanent residence in the U.S. (green card).
Hold, at a minimum, a Ph.D. degree.
Meet formal requirements of J-1 visa.
Are employed as lecturers or researchers and lecturers in higher education institutions, research institutes, Polish Academy of Science units, international scientific institutes or other scientific units in Poland.
Have a very good command of the English language.
Are not in the United States at the time of submitting the application and have not resided in the United States for 5 or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application. A candidate who has lived in the United States for 9 months (or more) during a calendar year is deemed to have resided in the United States for that year. Additionally, preference is given to those candidates who have not had substantial recent experience in the United States, which is defined as a period aggregating more than an academic year (9 months) during the past 5 years.