Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Fulbright US Scholar Program to Italy – a.y. 2020-21

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers US scholars in all academic ranks, the opportunity to lecture and conduct research at Italian universities and research centers.

Awards aim at fostering the advancement of knowledge in scientific fields of global significance and in priority areas as identified in the scientific cooperation agreement between Italy and United States. Disciplines include Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development, Law, Statistical Physics and Applied Technologies, Health Biotechnology, advanced specializations in the fields of Math and Sciences, Engineering.

The Program also offers open awards in all disciplines at Italian universities or institutions chosen by the candidates. Awards in all disciplines are assigned in all academic fields in the humanities, social sciences, sciences and the arts with a preference for projects in contemporary issues in Italy.

Grants offered for academic year 2020-21:

20 awards are offered for the academic year 2020-21. Grant activity and candidates’ profiles are presented in award descriptions.

Grant benefits include a maintenance allowance and a travel allowance to cover round-trip international travel. Maintenance allowance varies according to the award. The grantee will be covered by Health and Accident Insurance for the whole grant period, provided to participants in the Fulbright cultural exchange Program by the United States Department of State.

Potential Grant Activities include:

Teaching at the graduate level
Conduct research
Participate in or lead seminars or workshops at the host university and other universities in the city of destination
Consult on program and faculty development
Take part in specialized academic programs and conferences in conjunction with other scheduled activities
Develop academic curricula or educational materials

During the Fulbright grant, the scholar may be also invited to take part in academic meetings, conferences, seminars and other program-related activities organized by Italian or European universities, under the Fulbright Inter-Country Program

Fulbright Scholar Awards to Italy are assigned through an annual competition administered at the national level in the US by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars – CIES in Washington DC, in collaboration with the Fulbright Commission in Italy.


Potential candidates can apply online through CIES (www.cies.org). Information on the Fulbright US Scholar Program, catalogue of awards, eligibility requirements, tips, guidelines and resources for applying, review criteria, selection and competition timeline is available on CIES website at https://www.cies.org/program/fulbright-us-scholar-program.