Fulbright Grants for scholars

We have several Fulbright grants for American scholars to Denmark. All American Scholars interested in applying for a Fulbright grant to Denmark must go to the Council for International Exchange of Scholars’ (CIES) website to read about the general rules on citizenship, length of stay, academic level, etc. and the country specific demands for Denmark.

Please note that as a Fulbright scholar you cannot undertake additional jobs while in Denmark; although Danish law has been amended and foreign researchers and PhD students are now allowed to hold sideline jobs without having a separate work permit, this is not the case as a Fulbrighter.

Our grants are always subject to revision for fiscal reasons. For the best and updated version of the grants we offer to Denmark in a specific year, you must check with CIES, but here is a brief overview:

Fulbright Danish Distinguished Chair in American Studies

The Chair in American Studies award is a position for American scholars that is rotated among Danish university level institutions based upon a free and open competition. The award is currently co-funded by University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and therefore based there until AY 2019-20. The applicant can apply for one year or one semester of teaching and research at SDU. The applicant must be in contact with SDU before applying in order to obtain a Letter of Invitation indicating that the university is willing to host the applicant.

Grant Period
Preference is given to applicants applying for 1 academic year (8-10 months) but it is possible to apply for 1 semester (4-5 months).

Grant Amount
DKK 350,000.00

Application Form
Yes, please go to www.cies.org. The competition for AY 2020-21 will open in February 2019.

Application Deadline
August 1 for the following academic year

For more information about the Fulbright Chair in American Studies, please go to www.cies.org or contact us at info@fulbright.dk.

Fulbright Semester Grant All Disciplines

For the academic year 2020-21, we will have grants available for American scholars to teach, help with curriculum development, and/or do research at a Danish institution. The Danish institution can be at either the equivalent level of a U.S. community college or university. A strong letter of invitation from the Danish institution must be included in the successful application.

Grant Period
1 semester (4-6 months)

Grant Amount
DKK 200,000.00.

Application Form
Yes, please go to www.cies.org. The competition for AY 2020-21 will open in February 2019.

Application Deadline
August 1 for the following academic year

For more information about the Fulbright Semester Grant All Disciplines, please go to www.cies.org or contact us at info@fulbright.dk.

Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP), part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The program is a field-driven initiative in which foreign host institutions conceptualize and design projects of interest within an eligible discipline that represent a priority for their respective organizations. These projects are then paired with a highly qualified U.S. academic or professional, who shares their expertise and assists with strengthening linkages between U.S. and foreign host institutions. Participating foreign host institutions benefit by:

  • Gaining global perspectives from experienced U.S. academics and professionals;
  • Executing projects that require a rapid response or flexible timeline through short-term, year-round exchanges; and
  • Building sustained relationships with individuals and institutions in the U.S.
Read more about eligibility, requirements and the application for Fulbright Specialist projects

Eligibility Requirements for Host Institutions
Institutions that may be eligible to request a Fulbright Specialist include, but are not limited to:

  • Institutions of Higher Education;
  • Government Institutions (ministries or agencies, courts, parliamentary or congressional bodies);
  • Cultural Institutions (conservatories, museums, etc.);
  • Non-Governmental Organizations including issue-centered institutions and think tanks; and
  • Medical Institutions (public health organizations, teaching hospitals, etc.).

Eligible Disciplines
Projects designed by prospective host institutions should focus on one of the below eligible disciplines:

  • Agriculture
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Biology Education
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry Education
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Law
  • Library Science
  • Math Education
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies
  • Physics Education
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Public/Global Health
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Urban Planning

Fulbright Specialist Program Activities
The Fulbright Specialist Program encourages host institutions to tailor projects to their own needs. However, all projects should have an education or training focus. Due to the short-term nature of the exchange, projects should have concrete objectives that can be achieved over the course of the Specialist’s visit. Past Specialists have supported host institutions by conducting activities such as:

  • Delivering a seminar or workshop
  • Consulting on faculty or workforce development
  • Developing academic or training curricula and materials
  • Lecturing at the graduate or undergraduate level
  • Conducting needs assessments or evaluations for a program or institution

Note: Personal research projects, including clinical medical research or projects involving patient contact, are not eligible for funding under the Fulbright Specialist Program.

Program Parameters

  • All exchanges must range from 14 to 42 days in length, including weekends, holidays and travel days.
  • Projects are restricted to one country, and all project activities must take place in the country requesting the project.
  • Each project is limited to only one Fulbright Specialist grantee.

Multi-Visit (Serial Projects)

  • If a host institution would benefit by having the Fulbright Specialist visit the host institution more than once, host institutions may apply for their project to be Multi-Visit. Please note that the majority of approved projects are not Multi-Visit, and host institutions will need to provide a strong justification for why this approach would strengthen project outcomes. Please find below some general program parameters for Multi-Visit projects. o Multi-Visit projects cannot include more than a total of three trips.
  • All trips must be completed within a one-year period by the same Fulbright Specialist. The one-year period is calculated by adding 12 months from the initial start date of the first visit through the end date of the final visit.
  • Each visit must be a minimum of 14 days, and the total number of days across all visits cannot exceed six weeks (42 days).
  • However, please note that since the Danish-American Fulbright Commission has a total of five Fulbright Specialist allocation per year, one-visit projects are preferred in Denmark.

Identifying Fulbright Specialists
Host institutions are required to identify U.S. academics or professionals to serve as their project’s Fulbright Specialist prior to submitting their project proposal. Please note that for the identified candidate the following conditions must be met:

  • The individual must be approved by the Danish-American Fulbright Commission
  • The individual must be approved to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster; and
  • The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board must approve that individual to be matched with the host institution’s specific project.

Program Funding and Cost Share
The U.S. Department of State typically covers roundtrip, economy class international airfare, enrollment in a limited health benefits program, and a daily honorarium for participating Fulbright Specialists. In general, host institutions should be prepared to provide the Specialist with lodging, meals, and in-country transportation, either through monetary or in-kind contributions, throughout their full stay in country. The stipend for in-country transportation should allow the Specialist to travel to and from their lodging and project activity site as well as allow the Specialist to conduct local activities such as grocery shopping or visiting a local market, pharmacy, etc.

Application Process for Host Institutions
First step for the prospective host institutions is to contact the Danish-American Fulbright Commission on e-mail: info@fulbright.dk.

Then the prospective host institutions must submit a project proposal via World Learning’s online portal here. The online portal accepts project proposals on a rolling basis throughout the year.

After a project proposal is received, it will be reviewed by the Danish-American Fulbright Commission. Only project proposals that are completed in their entirety will be reviewed. Please note that Danish-American Fulbright Commission typically receives more project proposals from prospective host institutions than it is able to support with limited funding. Therefore, not all proposals submitted will be approved. (Up to five per year.)

If your project proposal is approved by Danish-American Fulbright Commission it must then be approved by multiple offices within the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Contact Information
Prospective host institutions should direct all questions to Danish-American Fulbright Commission on e-mail: info@fulbright.dk.

Individuals Interested in Serving as a Fulbright Specialists
Individuals interested in serving as a Fulbright Specialist must meet all eligibility requirements including:

  • Be a U.S. citizen; and
  • Have significant experience in one of the eligible disciplines, as demonstrated by professional, academic, or artistic achievements.

For a complete list of eligibility requirements and information on how to apply to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster, please visit the Fulbright Specialist website.

U.S. academics and professionals interested in applying to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster, should direct all questions to World Learning on e-mail: fulbrightspecialist@worldlearning.org.

Number of projects
The Danish-American Fulbright Commission is able to approve up to five propopals from October 2019 – September 2020.

Find a list over former approved Fulbright Specialist projects here.

Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grants

Approximately 250 American lecturers and researchers representing a variety of academic fields participate in the Fulbright Scholar Program in Europe. Thus, a specialist fitting your department’s teaching may be close by. Danish higher education institutions may apply for a travel grant from the Fulbright Commission to support short, approximately week long visits by American Fulbright lecturers placed at a country other than Denmark. Please note that an application for participation in conferences will only be successful provided that the visiting Scholar plays an active role in the Conference like presenting a paper etc. Participation alone does not suffice.

Here is a list of American Fulbright scholars in Europe in the academic year 2018-2019.

This list includes information provided by those European countries that participate in the Inter-Country Travel Grant Program. Detailed scholar information should be available on the Fulbright Commission website of each country.

The Fulbright travel grant will cover the visiting lecturer’s airfare from the host country using the most economical fare. The Danish institution is expected to cover all other expenses. The inter-country lecture visit must take place during the American lecturer’s Fulbright grant period.

The host institution identifies a suitable lecturer from the list of American Fulbright scholars in Europe for the current academic year. If the host has not had previous contact with an interesting scholar, the Fulbright Commission may initiate contact on host’s behalf.

Danish institutions should send an Inter-Country Travel Grant application and a possible invitation letter to the Fulbright Commission. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. After the grant has been awarded, the Danish host is responsible for making the visit arrangements directly with the visiting lecturer.

European institutions interested in the U.S. Fulbright Scholars in Denmark should contact the Fulbright Commission of their country to apply for an Inter-Country Travel Grant in order to invite the scholar to their institution.

After the visit the following forms need to be filled out and returned to the Danish-American Fulbright Commission:

For more information on the Fulbright Inter-Country Travel Grants, please contact us at info@fulbright.dk.

List of present U.S. Scholars in Denmark.

If you have any questions about our Fulbright grants, please contact us at  info@fulbright.dk.