Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

This is a non-degree, post-doctoral award program for researchers, university lecturers, and experts from academic institutions in Switzerland. You can apply if you wish to go to the United States to

  • conduct post-doctoral research
  • lecture,
  • or pursue combined lecturing and research.

Grants are not for the principal purpose of:

  • Attending conferences
  • Completing doctoral dissertations
  • Travel and consultation at multiple institutions, or
  • Clinical medical research involving patient contact*

*Note to medical doctors: The U.S. Department of State has designated the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) as the sole agency authorized to sponsor alien physicians for internship, residency and specialized clinical training in the United States. Fulbright grantees cannot simultaneously be sponsored by ECFMG; therefore, proposals for medical research involving clinical training, patient care or patient contact cannot be approved under the Fulbright Program.

Grants are available for the period between August 2020 and July 2021 for periods of a minimum of three months to ten months. The grant allows you to do research and/or teach in all fields at any recognized institution of higher education in the United States.

Fabienne Ruppen, University of Texas at Austin, USA

"Mein Jahr als Fulbright Visiting Researcher habe ich sowohl beruflich wie auch persönlich als eine enorm inspirierende Horizonterweiterung erlebt."

Grant details

Eligibility Criteria

Application process


Placement procedures at U.S. institutions

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