The University Record, September 3, 1996

Fulbright opportunities for visiting scholars announced

Four Fulbright grant opportunities designed to support visiting scholars are available through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, says Pat McCune of the International Institute. The faculty and institutional grants are administered by CIES, located in Washington, D.C.

The Scholar-In-Residence Program supports visiting lecturers in the arts, humanities, social sciences and related fields on campus for a semester or academic year. Institutional proposals should be designed to develop new area studies, global studies or international programs, or to broaden and deepen programs already in place. Application deadline is Nov. 1.

The Occasional Lecturer Program provides travel support for Fulbright visiting scholars who are already in the United States to guest lecture at other campuses. These scholars may be invited at any time during the academic year. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

The European Union Scholar-In-Residence Program provides funds for a host institution to bring a European Union official or academic to campus as a resident fellow for one or both semesters of the academic year. The resident fellow is not expected to teach regular course offerings but instead participate in a wide variety of activities. Deadline for applications is Nov. 1.

NATO Advanced Research Fellowships and Institutional Grants provide awards aimed at promoting advanced research leading to publication on political, security and economic issues directly affecting the health of the NATO alliance. Applicants must hold a doctorate or equivalent professional status and United States citizenship. Projects must be completed by June 30, 1998. Deadline for application is Jan. 1, 1997.

For an application, contact McCune at the International Institute, 763-9200. McCune, the U-M contact for most Fulbright programs, also can supply more information and help applicants with background preparation. CIES may be reached at (202) 686-4000, fax (202) 362-3442.