Creative Writing Distinguished Scholar Award 2010/11-US Citizens-Queen’s University Belfast-UK

The Fullbright Commission offers The Queen’s University Belfast Creative Writing Distinguished Scholar Awards to US Citizens for the 2010/11 session at Queen’s University in UK

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen for teaching, writing and public readings of their own work at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB). The appointment will be for a period of 6 months beginning in the Autumn or Winter/Spring term. The Distinguished Scholar would be expected to assist in the teaching of one undergraduate module in creative writing, as well as conduct one postgraduate workshop in the field of the lecturer’s expertise and interest in creative writing, and to offer public readings of published work and work in progress at and through events sponsored by the Seamus Heaney Centre and the School of English. Candidates will be selected by the Fulbright Commission and the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) to receive a grant to be used towards related travel and maintenance costs.
Amount of the Award:
The award is for £15,000 (regardless of project length) paid in installments directly to the grantee, the first of which is typically given upon arrival in the UK.
Minimum eligibility for this award category:
  1. US citizen (resident anywhere but the UK)
  2. Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence
  3. Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK and at Queen’s University Belfast specificaly
  4. Interest in the peoples and cultures of the UK
  5. Clear set of objectives for the Fulbright period
  6. Commitment to the host community through volunteer and extracurricular activity
  7. Preference will be given to those who do not have extensive experience in the UK.

Application Procedure:

  1. Applicants must draw up a detailed project outline and provide evidence that Queen’s University Belfast will agree to act as host and supervisor. Applicants should identify and make contact with whom they wish to work.  Whether lecturing, consulting on course design/curriculum or researching, the specifics of this arrangement should be worked out directly with Queen’s University Belfast. The grant year is from September until August, but scholars must begin the grant between 1 September and 30 April.
  2. Applications are made online through the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). You will be able to log in and out of your application account and will not be required to complete the application in one sitting.
  3. The online application facilitated by CIES is used by Fulbright Commissions worldwide and each Commission sets its own policies and procedures with country-specific information for making an application for a Fulbright Award in their country. It is imperative that you read the Terms and Conditions on this website before submitting your application.
  4. Applicants should review the FAQs before submitting an application. Applicants are also encouraged to register to the Fulbright Commission’s website to receive updates from the Commission.
  5. Successful applicants will be invited for telephone interviews with Fulbright Commission senior staff on the date(s) listed below. Interviews will only be held on the indicated date(s) only and may not be rescheduled.
  6. Proposals must receive endorsement from Queen’s University Belfast, which the Fulbright Commission will seek on behalf of successful applicants.

Application Deadline:
1 August, 2010


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