Fulbright Alumni

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions in Romania. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions which initiate these projects. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Romanian institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services.

The program is administered by World Learning – https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org

Interested Romanian Host institutions are invited to visit the appropriate section of the World Learning website to find out more details (https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/faqs-institutions/).

Eligibility requirements for host institutions: https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/eligibility-host-institutions/

For further details about the application process, please contact us at office@fulbright.ro

Summary: Approximately ten grants for teaching or teaching/research in American Studies, Business Administration and Economics, Science and Engineering, Social Sciences and All Disciplines, which covers a great variety of fields (a.o., education, architecture and urban studies, fine arts and media arts, journalism, philosophy, history, theology, gender studies, European studies, Jewish studies, advertising and performing arts).
Program Overview: Higher education in Romania has undergone deep structural changes in the past 20 years, having changed from a small state-controlled system before 1990 to a more competitive one with a larger number of students and growing research activities. The quality of the higher education sector is expected to improve in the coming years due to legislated educational reforms and increased funding. The Fulbright Program in Romania started in 1960 and has contributed to the democratization of the country. The Program is highly appreciated and valued in Romania.
The applicants are expected to consider Teaching or Teaching/Research and may indicate their preference of affiliation.
Length of Grant: Four to nine months; nine months preferred.
Grant Dates: One-semester grants may begin in October or February; two-semester grants must begin in October.
Degree Requirements: PhD (or equivalent terminal degree such as MFA, JD, or MD) required.
Professional Profile: Open to academics only. Open to early career applicants (within five years of terminal degree).
Language Requirements: All teaching will be in English; proficiency in another language is not required.
Invitation Requirements: Invitation letter is recommended but not required.
The standard grant benefits include:
• monthly stipend - $ 2,860 per month for faculty at the associate or full professor rank or the professional equivalent
• $ 2,640 per month for faculty at or below the assistant professor rank or the professional equivalent
• subsistence allowance $ 250 to $ 450, if the grantee has accompanying dependent/s
• travel and relocation allowance to cover round-trip international travel
• health insurance is provided for grantees only
Besides and above these amounts, grantees will receive an additional monthly stipend from the Romanian Government, payable in Romanian currency, amounting to 3,200 lei and reimbursement for rent and utilities up to a total of EUR 600 for each grantee or EUR 800 for grantees accompanied by one or more dependents.
For details and application, visit:
https://awards.cies.org/

Contact person at the Council for International Exchange of Scholars
:
Silvija Stoljevska, Program Officer
202-686-6246, sstoljevska@iie.org
Website: www.cies.org

Contact person at the Romanian Fulbright Commission in Bucharest
:
Mihai Moroiu
American Program Director
Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission
Str. Ing. Nicolae Costinescu Nr. 2
011878 Bucharest, Sector 1, Romania
Tel.: +4021 230 7719
Fax: +4021 230 7738
E-mail: mihai.moroiu@fulbright.ro
Website: http://www.fulbright.ro

American Grantees 2017-2018

Senior Grantees

Monica Cure
Home University: Biola University, CA
Host University: Al.I.Cuza University of Iasi
Field: American Studies

William Henry Issel
Home University: San Francisco State University, CA
Host University: West University, Timisoara
Field: American Studies

Rebekah Jorgensen
Home University: Webster University, Switzerland
Host University: National University of Theatre and Cinematographic Arts, Bucharest; Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj
Field: Transmedia and Filmmaking

Joe Moffett
Home University: Kentucky State University
Host University: Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj
Field: American Studies

Domnica Radulescu
Home University: Washington and Lee University - Lexington, VA
Host University: University of Bucharest
Field: American Studies

Brooke Reavey
Home University: Dominican University, Il.  
Host University: SNSPA, Bucharest
Field: Marketing

Elizabeth Teston
Home University: University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Host University: Ion Mincu University of Architecture of Bucharest
Field: Architecture

Esther Thyssen
Home University: Rhode Island School of Design
Host University: University of Bucharest
Field: American Studies

Viviana Vladutescu
Home University: New York City College of Technology, The City University of New York
Host University: Politehnica University of Bucharest
Field: Science & Engineering

Neal Wallace
Home University: Portland State University, OR
Host University: Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj
Field: Public Health/Social Sciences

FULBRIGHT-UNIVERSITY OF BUCHAREST GRANTS

Cristina Bradatan
Home University: Texas Tech University
Host University: University of Bucharest
Field: Sociology

Mihai Ducea
Home University: University of Arizona
Host University: University of Bucharest
Field: Geology

Student Grantees

Bridget Kelly
Home University: Indiana University, Bloomington
Host University: University of Bucharest
Field: English Teaching Assistantship

Sarah D'Antoni
Home University: Florida International University
Host University: University of Baia Mare, Ovidius University of Constanta
Field: English Teaching Assistantship

Mariah Ligas
Home University: McDaniel College, MD
Host University: Al.I. Cuza University of Iasi
Field: English Teaching Assistantship

Stephen Hilger
Home University: Alverno College, WI
Host University: Transilvania University of Brasov
Field: English Teaching Assistantship

Kelly Gunn
Home University: James Madison University, VA
Host University: Vasile Goldis University of Arad, University of Oradea
Field: English Teaching Assistantship

Courtney-Sophia Henry
Home University: Wayne State University
Host University: West University of Timisoara; Dunarea de Jos University of Galati
Field: English Teaching Assistantship

Chealin Won
Home University: Vassar College, NY
Host University: University of Craiova
Field: English Teaching Assistantship

Matthew Chernick
Home University: Brandeis University, MA
Host University: Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu
Field: English Teaching Assistantship

Jasmine Mangrum
Home University: University of Iowa
Host University: Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj
Field: Public Health

Erin McElroy
Home University: University of California, Santa Cruz
Host University: Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj, National University Of Arts, Bucharest
Field: Anthropology

Nathaniel Brophy
Home University: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Host University: University of Bucharest, Median Research Center, Bucharest
Field: Political Science

Kristina Frye
Home University: Middlebury College, VT
Host University: Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj
Field: Political Science
StudentsUSUp to 6 graduate study awards plus one Romanian-Bulgarian Fulbright full grant. Awards are open to any field and are for 9 months. The Romanian-Bulgarian Fulbright grant is for 9 months (first 5 months in Bulgaria; the remaining 4 months in Romania). Holders of bachelor's degrees and holders/candidates for higher degrees are accepted.
Fulbright grantees are expected in Bucharest for the orientation program at the beginning of the academic year, which normally begins on October 1.
The standard grant benefits include:
• monthly stipend – $ 1,000 per month
• travel and relocation allowance – $ 3,500
• research, book and incidentals allowance - $ 500
• health insurance for grantees only
Besides and above these amounts, grantees will receive an additional monthly stipend from the Romanian Government, payable in Romanian currency, amounting to 1,810 lei and reimbursement for rent and utilities up to a total of EUR 600 for each grantee or EUR 800 for grantees accompanied by one or more dependents.

The grant is increased by US $100 per month for one accompanying dependent; by US $200 per month for two or more accompanying dependents.
For details and application, visit: http://us.fulbrightonline.org

For US citizensThe Fulbright Program, established in 1946, is considered the flagship of international educational exchange program of the U.S. government, and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills. The Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in secondary schools.

The Student Fulbright Award  is designed to provide opportunities for those who hold a BS/BA or master's degree, or for doctoral degree candidates, also for young professionals or artists who are studying, or conducting research. The Program also includes the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) component, offering U.S. graduate students (irrespective of field of study) the opportunity to teach English at university level. The program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Read More...

The Fulbright Scholar Award  is designated to provide opportunities for Professors and Professionals having a PhD or equivalent professional/terminal degree who wish to lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. The program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Read more...

The Fulbright Specialist Program (FSP) promotes linkages between U.S. academics and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions in Romania. The program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions. International travel costs and a stipend are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Romanian institutions cover grantee in-country expenses or provide in-kind services. Read more...

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Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission

Adress: 2 Ing. Nicolae Costinescu Street, sector 1, Bucharest, Romania
Phone: 021.230.77.19
Fax: 021.230.77.38
E-mail: office@fulbright.ro

Fulbright Educational Advising Center

Phone: 021.231.90.15
E-mail: feac@fulbright.ro

 Public hours

Tuesday: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
 Wednesday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Thursday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM