Housing Arrangements Grantees are responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Dependents Dependent financial support is NOT available Grant BenefitsTravel and relocation allowance to cover Commission-approved international travel Health benefit plan for grantees only Grant Benefits While in Bulgaria: Basic monthly stipend – $1, 000 per month Monthly housing/maintenance allowance: $200 Research, book and incidentals allowance – $250 Bulgarian language training allowance – $250 *Dependent allowance not available in Bulgaria Grant Benefits While in Romania: Additional monthly stipend: $1, 150 for maintenance and housing* Dependent Supplements Additional monthly stipend of the grantee is increased to $1, 375 for one or more accompanying dependents* Dependent subsistence allowance: $100 per month for one dependent / $200 per month for two or more dependents who accompany the grantee for at least 80 percent of the grant period (amount included in the basic monthly stipend) *These amounts are disbursed in RON as specified in the Terms and Conditions of the Award.
Previous experience in the region is not considered a disadvantage. Ability to conduct independent, unstructured research with minimal oversight is crucial. Knowledge of regional languages is considered an advantage. Applicants must be U. S. citizens at the time of application. Permanent residents are not eligible. Dual citizens are accepted. Eligibility Dual citizens of this country are eligibleResidency in host country permitted in year prior to grant Special Application Instructions In your Fulbright online application, Award Name please select Bulgarian-Rom Grant from the drop-down menu to be considered for this award. Select Bulgaria for Country 1 and Romania for Country 2 (regardless of which country you intend to visit first).
The Balkans: Bulgaria, Romania, Albania and the Former YugoslaviaAbstractBulgaria, Romania, Albania and all or most of the former Yugoslavia comprise an area of south-eastern Europe known as the Balkans. It is one where the implantation of democracy has faced long-term obstacles much greater than those encountered by the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Foreign invasions and occupations stunted the development of indigenous institutions (other than the Orthodox Church) and hampered the development of Western concepts of individual freedom. The long Ottoman subjugation and the resultant wars between the Ottoman empire and rival powers caused many population shifts, both voluntary and involuntary. The complex distribution of languages, religions, and nationalities meant that the Balkans was an ethnographic mosaic which made orderly government difficult to sustain, whatever type of political system was in place.
The Commission will organize one-day orientations for grantees arriving later in the fall or in the spring semester. If the grant starts in Romania, grantees will be required to attend a multi-day in-country orientation at the beginning of October. Candidate Profile Well-qualified candidates will be considered at all degree levels (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Doctoral), but preference is given to Master’s and Ph.
Countries1 Fulbright Bulgaria-Romania Joint Research Award Accepted Degree Levels Bachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral Grant Period Fall Start Grant Length 10 Months Award Profile The joint award with the Bulgarian and Romanian Fulbright Commissions allows students to engage in trans-regional research. Up to one award per academic year is open to candidates at all degree levels, but preference is given to Master’s and Ph. D. candidates. Applications will be considered in fields related to Bulgaria and Romania, especially: European studies, East European studies, Balkan studies, Black Sea studies, history, political science, social sciences, classical studies, archeology and the arts.
The award is for ten months – with five months spent in each country. Applicants may select which country to visit first, depending on the needs of their project. Fall StartGrants will begin September/October and end in June/July, depending on project needs. The award is for ten months – five months in Bulgaria and five months in Romania. Applicants may select which country to visit first, depending on the needs of their project. Orientation In-Country OrientationIf the grant starts in Bulgaria, grantees are encouraged to take part in the orientation seminar for US grantees beginning Sept. 1, which includes language instruction, as well as cultural, historical and social events.
Foreign Language Proficiency Not RequiredBulgarian or Romanian proficiency is not required, but some study of Bulgarian and Romanian prior to arrival is encouraged in order to promote deeper engagement with the host community. The Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission offers an online summer course in Bulgarian language and culture, as well as an intensive language course during the September US grantee orientation. The Bulgarian-American Fulbright Commission also provides a one-time allowance of US$250 for Bulgarian language training during the grant period. Fulbright Proposal Types Independent Study/Research:YesGraduate Degree Enrollment:No Affiliation Independent Study/Research:Letter recommended but not required at deadlineApplicants are encouraged to arrange affiliation and submit letters of invitation.