Fulbright Chair

Fulbright – Charles University Distinguished Scholar

Charles University and J.William Fulbright Commission in the Czech Republic offer a full-maintenance grant for a professor position at Charles University faculties of its institutes called „Fulbright – Charles University Distinguished Scholar” for interested US academics.

  • Category: Distinguished Lecturing

  • Special Feature: Full-Maintenance Grant

  • Number of Awards per Academic Year: 1 – 2

  • Grant Activity: Teach a maximum of 2 courses at advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.

  • Language: English

  • Additional Qualifications: Professor

  • Location: Charles University (Prague, Pilsen, or Hradec Kralove – depending on the hosting CU faculty or institute)

  • Length of Grant: 3 - 10 months

  • Starting Date: mid-September or mid-February when the new semester at the university begins

  • Starting academic year: 2024/2025

  • Financial amount per month: 6 000 USD

  • Comments: The award is open to any specialization in all the fields offered at Charles University.

  • Application deadline: September 15th 2023

Selection process:

Suitable candidates will be pre-selected by the Institute of International Education which then sends the list of the candidates to the Fulbright Commission. Charles University and the Fulbright Commission representatives will nominate a finalist and an alternate. The final decision will be made by the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

The Fulbright Commission will provide the following for the grantee:

  • Important pre-departure information including all the paperwork for the visa procedures

  • Health and accident insurance policy

  • Support payments for qualified accompanying dependents of the grantee (as defined by Fulbright program guidelines) for the duration of the grant period

  • A travel grant of 1 500 USD

Charles University will provide the following for the grantee:

  • Anchor the grantee at an institute and faculty appropriate to his or her field of expertise

  • Provide for the approval of the grantee’s courses by relevant university bodies and organize the announcement of the grantee’s courses in Charles University’s Student informational system - course catalogue

  • Access to office space with the usual facilities (telephone, computer,

  • E-mail, internet access, etc.

  • Offer the grantee university housing or help to identify and contract for appropriate housing

Useful links:

To learn more about the position, please visit the Catalogue of Fulbright Awards which is administrated by the Institute of International Education at:


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