Distinguished Scholar Awards 2010/11-US Citizens-King’s College London-UK

The Fullbright Commission offers The King’s College London Distinguished Scholar Award to to US Citizens for the academic year 2010/11 at King’s College London in UK

Each year, one award is offered to a US citizen in support of research at King’s College, London (KCL). Research may be in any of the disciplines offered by the University for periods of 3-6 months. 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.
Minimum eligibility for this award category:
  1. US citizen (resident anywhere but the UK)
  2. Hold or expect to receive a PhD in a relevant area before arrival in the UK
  3. Rigor in scholarly enquiry and academic or professional excellence
  4. Strong reasons for wishing to pursue the proposed project in the UK and at KCL in particular
  5. Interest in the peoples and cultures of the UK
  6. Clear set of objectives for the Fulbright period
  7. Commitment to the host community through volunteer and extracurricular activity.

Amount of the Award:
The award is for £10,000 (regardless of project length) paid in installments directly to the grantee, the first of which is typically given upon arrival in the UK.
Application Procedure:
  1. Applicants must draw up a detailed project outline and provide evidence that KCL will agree to act as host and supervisor. Applicants should identify and make contact with whom they wish to work. The grant year is from September until August, but scholars must begin the grant between 1 September and 30 April. Scholars will be expected to develop a long-term link between their home institution and KCL.
  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 be held on the indicated date(s) only and may not be rescheduled.
  6. Proposals must receive endorsement from KCL, which the Fulbright Commission will seek on behalf of successful applicants

Application Deadline:

1 August, 2010

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