Fulbright Specialist Awards
Fulbright Specialist Awards are for New Zealand academic institutions to host US academics, artists or professionals for lectures, seminars, workshops, conferences or symposiums. Up to six awards valued at up to US$11,700 are granted each year, towards two to six week programmes of activities.
Closing dates: 1 August annually
Institutions can apply to host a specific Specialist from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars’ (CIES) Fulbright Specialist Roster or make an open application to have a suitable Specialist assigned to meet their needs. Eligible institution types include universities, non-profit organisations, government agencies, cultural and medical institutions, as well as research organizations and think tanks.
Fulbright Specialists are experienced educators (normally at the PhD or equivalent level) or experienced professionals with substantial professional, scholarly, or artistic accomplishments who will engage in one or more of the following activities at university level abroad:
- Conduct needs assessments and surveys;
- Take part in specialised academic programs and conferences;
- Consult with administrators and instructors on faculty development;
- Present lectures at graduate and undergraduate levels;
- Participate in or lead seminars or workshops;
- Develop and/or assess academic curricula or educational materials;
- Conduct faculty-training programs.
American academics, artists and professionals interested in becoming Fulbright Specialists should apply to join the CIES Fulbright Specialist Roster on the CIES website. Please note that applications to the Roster may take up to 12 weeks to be confirmed.