The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.
The Fulbright Program in Norway
Each year, The U.S.-Norway Fulbright Foundation offers eight to ten awards for lecturing, lecturing/research, or research for US scholars coming to Norway. Approx. four of these are in the All Disciplines category, meaning that applications in any discipline will be considered. These awards allow candidates to propose their own lecturing or research projects and institutional affiliations. Please note that applicants for the All Disciplines awards should include a letter of invitation from their Norwegian host institution in their application.
Specified awards are formulated by Norwegian academic institutions in close cooperation with the Foundation. A letter of invitation is usually not required when applying for the specified awards.
Awards are published in CIES’ annual awards catalogue. You can find everything you need to know about how to apply for a Fulbright scholarship on CIES’ website, including an electronic version of the catalog.
The Norwegian Centers for Research Based Innovation (SFI) should not be overlooked when considering research opportunities in Norway! The overall objective of the Centers is to enhance the ability of the business sector to innovate and create value through a greater focus on long-term research. For a list of these centers in English, click here.