Reporting Complexity: A Study Tour in the U.S. for Journalists from Central and Eastern Europe


Fulbright Slovakia together with Fulbright Commissions based in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania invites practicing journalists to apply for a two-week study visit to the U.S. aimed at building skills, knowledge and awareness related to reporting on complex issues. The visit will be organized in October 2022 (tentative dates: October 15-October 29, 2022).*


*Note: the exact dates will be confirmed after selection. Should health, safety, and travel conditions continue to pose significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we reserve the right to postpone or cancel the study tour.


Recruitment criteria & eligibility:

  • Practicing journalists with a minimum of one year of professional journalism experience in any type of media (print, broadcast or digital).
  • Journalists from Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants with English command at a minimum B2 level can apply.
  • Applicants with strong professional background in the field, demonstrated through recent work samples (in English or local language).
  • All else being equal, preference is given to journalists focusing on science reporting, public health, economics and other data-heavy fields.

Note: Applicants with U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency are not eligible for this program. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded a Fulbright grant or who have not had extensive experience in the U.S.


Learning objectives:

  • to acquaint participants with the scope of explanatory journalism in the U.S., offering tools and strategies for developing such stories in a fact-based, ethical way;
  • to learn about and discuss issues related to countering disinformation, oversimplification, and ethical concerns surrounding complex topics (such as public health issues, climate change, economics, legislation, voting technology, etc.);
  • to reflect upon relevant U.S. best practices and have the chance to work with counterparts in U.S. institutions to hone skills for evidence-based quality journalism;
  • to encounter relevant knowledge from other disciplines about how users absorb complex subjects and to experiment with different ways of delivering critical background knowledge;
  • to discuss current challenges in the media landscape and become familiar with the latest developments in the field through meetings with acknowledged journalists and representatives of media companies.


The program of the visit is expected to feature:

  • Travel to several locations in and around Washington D.C. and New York City;
  • Custom professional workshops delivered by Poynter Institute for Media Studies;
  • Meetings and discussions with experienced journalists and media representatives who have relevant experience and portfolios;
  • Visits to media organizations of interest;
  • Workshop on Issues in Science Reporting, with the Executive Editor of Herald Community Newspapers group;
  • Highlights* expected to be included: visits and discussions with practitioners and representatives from ProPublica, PBS-Public Broadcasting Service, Vox, Washington Post, International Center for Journalists, Solutions Journalism Network, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, New York University's Carter School of Journalism.

*Please note: We do not guarantee meetings with entities explicitly named here. Efforts will be made to secure the specified meetings but in some cases suitable alternatives may be arranged. The final program will be tailored to the specific needs of the recruited group.


The program is offered free of charge and with following costs covered by the organizers: insurance, visa costs, flights to/from the U.S. and local travel in the U.S., hotels, meals and incidental expenses while in the U.S. Participants are required to cover local transportation costs in their own countries if necessary, personal expenses and miscellaneous.


APPLY: to apply for the study tour, please fill in the online application form: https://form.jotform.com/213251415661044


Application Deadline: March 31, 2022 (23:59 EEST- Eastern European Summer Time)



  • The study tour is organized in partnership with World Learning Inc. and funded by the U.S. Department of State.
  • The program is conducted entirely in English with no translation provided.
  • Program Privacy Notice: https://fulbright.ro/program-privacy-notice
  • Successful applicants will travel to the U.S. on J-1 short-term visas which are subject to specific requirements and restrictions, please see information here.
  • All participants must be fully vaccinated before travelling to the United States. The following vaccines that are FDA authorized or listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO) meet the criteria for travel to the U.S.: Moderna, Pfizer/BioNTech, Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), AstraZeneca including Covishield, Sinopharm, Sinovac. Please note that pandemic-related requirements are subject to change. You may check the official CDC website for the latest news on Covid-related travel requirements to the U.S.

For further information, please send your inquiries to: office@fulbright.ro


Applications are invited for the position of Regional Diversity Coordinator for Fulbright Programs in countries throughout Europe and Eurasia. Based at a Fulbright Commission in one of the European countries (list of Commissions), the Coordinator will develop, lead, implement, and evaluate innovative initiatives promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). The position is funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, which also sets priorities for the work of the Coordinator.

One of three such regionally-focused positions funded by ECA, the Coordinator will collaborate closely with ECA, Fulbright Commissions in the region, and other regional program stakeholders to design innovative programming that offers services, support, and advocacy for participants from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to: participants of color; LGBTQIA+ individuals; first generation college students; ethnically and racially diverse individuals; those from marginalized socio-economic communities; individuals with physical, emotional, and/or cognitive disabilities; and late-career applicants.


Essential Duties:
● Develop and maintain relationships across the regional Fulbright community to identify DEIA issues, develop and propose solutions
● Serve as a resource on diversity recruitment and outreach for potential Fulbright candidates from Europe and Eurasia
● Create, implement, and assess innovative Fulbright in-country orientations and enrichment programming for U.S. Fulbright participants
● Act as a resource for individual U.S. participants and provide support to Commission and Embassy officers work with individual Fulbright program participants
● Lead and facilitate workshops for commission staff/board members and for Fulbright participants in Commission and Post (U.S. embassy) countries
● Establish and monitor metrics to evaluate DEIA efforts
● Ability to engage in routine travel throughout the region


Minimum Competency Required:
● Bachelor’s degree
● Five (5) years of experience in higher education and/or international exchange program administration
● Fluency in English
● Knowledge of European culture and history
● Understanding of U.S. college/university culture and U.S. Study Abroad
● Understanding and experience facilitating learning in varied contexts on topics such as cross-cultural adaptation, personal identity, and topics related to transitioning to new and diverse cultural settings
● Proven leadership skills
● Highly developed oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups of varying social and cultural backgrounds

● Ability to work varied hours, including occasional evenings and weekends


Preferred Qualifications:
● Master’s degree in a relevant field

● Experience working with and advocating for, and an extensive knowledge of the needs of, diverse populations, including international students and scholars

● Demonstrated understanding of cross-cultural communications

● Demonstrated knowledge of multicultural leadership development ● Crisis management experience and the ability to serve in an on-call capacity

● Experience advising and supporting students and scholars, individually and in groups

● Experience living abroad

● Experience training others


A one-year renewable contract in accordance with host country local laws and regulations will be offered to the successful candidate. Benefits include health insurance and paid time off. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applications consisting of a cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications, CV or resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent to coordinator@fulbright.it no later than February 1, 2022.

Peter Terem, Fulbright Slovak Scholar Program 2014-2015, the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College.

Prof. PhDr. Peter Terem, PhD., professor of International Relations, Head of Department of International Relations and Diplomacy at Faculty of Political Sciences and International Relations, Vice-Rector for Science and Research at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, political commentator and analyst.

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Peter is an expert in international relations, with focus on foreign and security policy, received PhD in International Relations at Matej Bel University. He has served on the Slovak National Convention on the EU, an expert’s board for the Slovak Ministry of Defense, and as a senior fellow of the GLOBSEC Academy Centre. He is author or co-author of more than a dozen articles in international volumes, as well as of several monographs, publications and textbooks in the field. Peter was a guest lecturer at different universities abroad, including France, Poland, Czech Republic, Italy or Ukraine.

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During his Fulbright stay, he focused on the theoretical sources that have shaped U.S. foreign and security policy, with special attention devoted to the understanding of the political and military role of nuclear weapons. He was also interested in methodological discussions in the academic environment in the U.S. Peter connected with scholars, policy makers and religious leaders in the Boston area, MIT Centre for International Studies and Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.

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As Peter says, " The research stay at the Boston College was both a perfect culmination of my academic and personal career- speaking about my educational and research activities in the field of political sciences and international relations as well as in exploring country whose language, people and culture have captivated me since I have first visited it. At the same time, this research stay has become an ideal next step towards my future career due to wide range of new knowledge and experience. Moreover, doing research in a completely different environment of the best world universities, resulted in my personal invigoration and a strong professional stimulation.”

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In 2019 Peter received Weiser Professional Development Award at the Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia, University of Michigan. He serves at the Board of the Slovak Fulbright Alumni Association.

Steven Lemke, Fulbright U.S. Student Program 2019-2020, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava.


Steven Lemke is a sculptor, art educator, and cultural exchange enthusiast.

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Steven is Associate Director & Environmental Artist-in-Residence at The Saint John’s Pottery, an endowed visual arts research center at Saint John's University in Minnesota. He received his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.


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Steven has a passion for cultural exchange in higher education, as demonstrated by his professional work in China, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Greece. He has previously served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Auburn University and held several positions at the University of Notre Dame and Saint John's University, where he earned his BA.


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During his Fulbright fellowship, Steven conducted on-site research on Slovak pre-fabricated concrete housing (panelák) and their relationship to rural vernacular dwellings in the formation of Slovak domestic identity. He co-taught Slovak Art History at AFAD, mentored students in the year-long Preparatory Studio in Sculpture program, and edited a book chapter on sculpture pedagogy. Steven also took part in the Fulbright Diversity Seminar “Our Voices” in the Netherlands, exhibited at Mareena Cultural Center in Bratislava with a group project called “In Refugees Shoes,” and attended digital fabrication workshops, educators conferences, and lectures across the Slovak countryside.


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According to Steven, “My time as a Fulbright fellow in the Slovak Republic was instrumental in equipping me for a career in academia as a first-generation scholar, where I now lead a one-of-a-kind university environmental art program and teach courses at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, and design.”


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In summer 2021, Steven was nominated to be a Fulbright Program Ambassador in the U.S. Most recently, he collaboratively authored the book “Kura: Prophetic Messenger,” a 224-page volume commemorating the inaugural sculpture of the Jon Hassler Sculpture Garden at Saint John’s University.


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Krátke ohliadnutie sa za oslavou 75. výročia Fulbrightovho programu, pri príležitosti ktorého sme usporiadali recepciu spolu s Veľvyslanectvom USA v Bratislave a Slovak Fulbright Alumni Association a privítali sme aj našich partnerov z Ministerstva školstva, vedy, výskumu a športu SR, z oblasti vzdelávania a osobitne absolventov Fulbrightovho programu na Slovensku.

75.výročie Fulbrightovho programu sa nesie v duchu jeho významu a vplyvu vo svete a v jednotlivých krajinách. Počas 27 rokov svojej existencie na Slovensku ovplyvnil životy mnohých ľudí, najmä absolventov, ktorí svojou každodennou prácou ovplyvňujú spoločnosť a komunity, v ktorých pôsobia.

Naše veľké ďakujem patrí každému jednému z nich, za ich skvelú prácu vo všetkých možných oblastiach - od štúdia a prednášania až po výskum, od medicíny, práva, ekonómie, spoločenských vied až po umenie a architektúru.

Všetko najlepšie, Fulbright! Na ďalších 75 rokov!

Mária Kolesárová, Fulbright Slovak Scholar Program 2017-2018, Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University.


Mgr. Mária Kolesárová, PhD. bioethicist, consultant, researcher and lecturer at Institute of Social Medicine and Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava.


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Mária received her Ph.D. in bioethics at Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy. She carried out part of her research about ethics of genetic biobanking at the Ethox Center, University of Oxford. She was a visiting scholar in Centro di Bioetica in Milan, Italy, and at Hasting Center in Garrison-NY, U.S.


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Maria participated in various national and international research projects, including the one about ethics of genetic testing hold at Georgetown University. She is currently part of the project about ethical and social challenges of digital technologies in the healthcare. She is member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Georgetown-based journal Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.


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During her Fulbright stay, she collaborated with prof. FitzGerald, an expert in health care ethics and ethics of genetic research, on research focused on ethical problems related to the collection, storage, and analysis of big data in the field of biomedicine. During the stay, first genetically edited babies were born in China, Maria and prof. FitzGerald published an article on this issue. Bioethics discusses, among others, the application of new technologies in medicine.


As Maria says, "I had always dreamt about visiting the places where the field I love and work in had been born. I am a bioethicist and the science of bioethics has been founded in Georgetown. My Fulbright scholarship allowed me to do research in ethics of genetics, learn about new methods of medical ethics teaching and to become more familiar with clinical ethics consultation. The best and most unexpected part was that I truly became a part of the Georgetown bioethics community. But my Georgetown experience didn’t end when I left the US. I’m still in touch and collaborating with my friends and colleagues from the two bioethical centers there.”


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Bioethical issues, including vaccination, limited resources in healthcare and public trust in biomedical research have become even more important from the disruption of COVID-19 pandemic. Maria actively participates in these discussions and tries to bring the discourse to the wide public.


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Dr. Yoel Rodríguez, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2016-2017, Institute of Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology, Slovak Academy of Science.


Dr. Yoel Rodríguez, a well-known and much-lauded member of Hostos Community College (HCC)’s Natural Sciences Department, is professor of physics and chemistry, and the coordinator of the HCC Joint Dual Engineering Degree program with The City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, both at The City University of New York (CUNY).


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Yoel is an expert in computational biophysics and medicinal chemistry, and received his PhD in Theoretical Biophysics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed research articles and presented at several conferences. Yoel is also captivated by STEM pedagogical research. He coordinates Hostos programs aimed at improving diversity in STEM disciplines. He has mentored many minority students in research who have earned multiple awards at undergraduate STEM conferences and several have succeeded in earning, for example, PhD from Princeton University, MS from Stanford University and MS from Columbia University.


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During his Fulbright stay, he collaborated with Dr. Magdaléna Májeková, an expert in biophysics and medicinal chemistry, on a research that will ultimately contribute to the finding of therapeutic approaches with the potential to target neurodegenerative, muscle, cancer, cardiovascular and heart diseases. The team of chemists, biochemists and structural biologists explored the structure and function of SERCA – transmembrane enzyme - involved in many biological functions. During his stay, they built and developed different protein-lingand-membrane systems such as SERCA-rutin (and rutin derivates) in POPC pure membranes and conducted computer simulations. As a result, Yoel and Magdalena have published a peer-reviewed article “Rodríguez, Yoel, and Magdaléna Májeková. 2020. Structural Changes of Sarco/Endoplasmic Reticulum Ca2+-ATPase Induced by Rutin Arachidonate: A Molecular Dynamics StudyBiomolecules 10, No. 2: 214. https://doi.org/10.3390/biom10020214.”


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As Yoel says, "My Fulbright experience in Slovakia was amazing, rewarding and reaching, both professionally and personally. A truly transformative journey.” His Fulbright research stay was selected to be a Cover of the CUNY’s Salute to Scholars magazine.


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In January 2021, Yoel received a $15,000 CUNY Community College Research Grant to be used in studying coronavirus-related issues. In addition, in 2019, Yoel and his colleagues received a $999,400 National Science Foundation (NSF) award The “Hostos Engineering Academic Talent” (HEAT) Scholarship Program aimed at increasing the number of low-income, talented domestic students who persevere and graduate with associate and baccalaureate degrees in engineering.


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Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship


The Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program, provides an opportunity for Fulbright Slovak scholars to connect with National Archives and Record Administration scientists and experts while conducting research at the National Archives and Record Administration’s state-of-the-art Heritage Science Research and Testing Lab in College Park, Maryland. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Archives and Records Administration. The award was established to support archival science education, conservation, and research. Minimum length of the grant is 5 months, maximum is 12 months.


Eligibility criteria

  • Slovak citizenship
  • Researchers or professionals in heritage science or related technical fields
  • Master’s degree is required, but Ph.D. is preferred for academic candidates or or equivalent professional experience for non-academic candidates
  • Academic, professional or artistic excellence and other achievements qualifying the candidate to undertake the proposed project in the U.S.
  • Proficiency in English commensurate with the project proposed


Factors affecting selection

  • Preference given to candidates without substantial recent experience in the United States
  • Affiliation with a Slovak higher education institution preferable
  • Justification for a research/teaching project in the United States
  • Professional distinction and leadership skills
  • Adaptability and personal suitability of candidates who can contribute to a full and fair picture of the culture and civilization of their own country
  • A willingness to return to Slovakia, build on skills gained in the United States and share knowledge at home institution and across communities


How to apply

Candidate must submit an online application. There is no need to send any documents to the Commission.

Application must include: CV, Project Statement, 3 Reference Letters, Invitation Letter from accredited U.S. institution.

The application form is designed for the whole Fulbright Program worldwide.


Fulbright-National Archives Heritage Science Fellowship Application Form


Application Deadline is October 15, 2021.


More information can be found here https://cies.org/fulbrightnationalarchives

Milota Sidorová, Fulbright Slovak Student to the U.S., 2013-2014, City College of New York, Faculty of Architecture


Facilitator, moderator, strategist, planner, networker and a feminist in service of more inclusive cities.

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Milota is an expert in public spaces and participation, she holds PhD. in landscape architecture from Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra. She is a founding member of the international festival on the development of the city reSITE in Prague as well as WPS Prague (Women Public Space Prague), that supports and promotes the professional activities of women experts in the fields of architecture, urban design and planning.


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Milota is a director of Urban Studies and Participatory Planning Department at Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava (Metropolitný inštitút Bratislavy) where she focuses on city planning from the perspective of inclusion and gender balance. Together with Lívia Gažová, Milota runs the radio show Living City FM (Živé mesto), the only radio show in Slovakia focused on livable and equitable cities. Environmental challenges Milota addresses within Green Foundation activities and are reflected in her work of urban planning.


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During her Fulbright research stay, she worked with Michael Sorkin at City University of New York, whom she brought to reSITE festival in Prague year after her stay. During her endless walks in the city of New York, her terrain research, she got familiar with the whole range of topics such as municipal leadership, urban risk management, poverty, criminality and gentrification in the cities. In the light of opening the discourse on urban planning and designed, she published her research online at http://milotathewalker.tumblr.com/.


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As Milota says: “Fulbright scholarship was one of the best opportunities in life to experience different education system, to meet the best brains in the field, to spend hours in discussion with professors who had curious and partnership approach to me. It showed me the streets of New York in the way that even NY citizens do not know it, I walked through it, observed the life and searched for urban development linkages. It showed me how perseverance, curiosity and the desire to keep personally growing are the real philosophy of life and how complaining, as a cultural phenomenon, will lead us nowhere.”

Dear Friends of Fulbright, 


Fulbright Slovakia joins the world celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program today, and affirms the importance of mutual understanding between nations remaining steadfast in its dedication to strengthen relationships between the United States and Slovakia, through cultural and educational exchange.


On August 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the act that launched the Fulbright Program, which enhances mutual understanding and helps people and nations work together toward common goals. The Fulbright Program connects the United States with more than 160 partner countries worldwide, Slovakia being one of them.


Since the inception of the Fulbright Program in 1946, over 400,000 people from all backgrounds – recent graduates, teachers, scientists and researchers, artists, and more – have participated in the Fulbright Program to seek greater global understanding and advance ideas in the world we share.


Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many fields, and include 60 Nobel Prize recipients, 89 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 39 who have served as a head of state or government.


The Fulbright Program began in Slovakia in 1994 and has granted 362 awards to Slovak citizens who have had the opportunity to study, teach or conduct research in the U.S., and 381 American students, scholars, and professionals have been awarded Fulbright grants in a variety of academic fields in Slovakia.


In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Program, we are launching a monthly Alumni Spotlight Series on our social media this Tuesday – highlighting Fulbrighters who make a lasting impact, share knowledge and improve lives across communities.


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Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSIs) for Secondary Educators


Letné semináre pre stredoškolských učiteľov v USA sú intenzívne päťtýždňové postgraduálne akademické programy, ktorých účelom je poskytnúť stredoškolským učiteľom a administrátorom zo zahraničia príležitosť prehĺbiť si poznatky o spoločnosti, kultúre, hodnotách a inštitúciách v USA. Podstatou letných seminárov je rozšírenie učebných osnov a skvalitnenie výučby o Spojených štátoch amerických na stredných školách a iných akademických inštitúciách v zahraničí. Okrem rezidenčnej výučby a skupinových aktivít je súčasťou letných seminárov aj týždňová integrovaná študijná cesta do iného regiónu USA. Dôležitým kultúrnym prvkom programu sú komunitné aktivity, ktoré poskytnú účastníkom priame skúsenosti s dobrovoľníctvom a pomôžu im pochopiť úlohu, ktorú zohráva v občianskej spoločnosti USA.


Letné semináre poskytnú 3 skupinám 20 účastníkov obsah a materiály na rozšírenie stredoškolských učebných osnov o Spojených štátoch. Dva zo seminárov sú osobitne určené len pre stredoškolských učiteľov a sú zamerané výlučne na poskytnutie obsahu a učebných materiálov o Spojených štátoch, nie na metodické a pedagogické aspekty výučby. Tretí z letných seminárov je určený pre skúsených administrátorov, vrátane školiteľov v oblasti vzdelávania, tvorcov učebných osnov, autorov učebníc, pracovníkov ministerstva školstva a ďalších.


Program je zameraný na históriu a vývoj amerických inštitúcií a hodnôt v širšom kontexte využitím kombinácie tradičných, multidisciplinárnych a interdisciplinárnych prístupov. Semináre zároveň objasnia účastníkom súčasnú politickú, spoločenskú a ekonomickú diskusiu v americkej spoločnosti. Štvortýždňový akademický pobyt bude prebiehať na univerzitách a v kampusoch vysokých škôl v USA a bude pozostávať z kombinácie prednášok, panelových diskusií, seminárov, samostatného štúdia, workshopov, exkurzií, stretnutí s odborníkmi z praxe a z kultúrnych aktivít. 

Jednotlivé semináre sa uskutočnia na Univerzite v Montane, Inštitúte pre vzdelávanie a rozvoj v Amherst a na Kalifornskej štátnej Univerzite v Chico.


Požiadavky na uchádzačov

  • Vek od 30 do 50 rokov (mid-career)
  • Výborná znalosť anglického jazyka
  • Dostatočná prax na pozícii stredoškolského učiteľa alebo administrátora
  • Osobitný záujem a plány na rozšírenie, aktualizáciu alebo vytvorenie nových predmetov a/alebo vzdelávacích materiálov zameraných na americké reálie
  • Žiadne alebo minimálne predchádzajúce skúsenosti s pobytom v USA


Kritériá ovplyvňujúce výber uchádzačov

  • Vysoká miera motivácie
  • Preukázané skúsenosti v oblasti stredoškolského vzdelávania, prehľad doteraz získaných štipendií, výsledkov a pracovných aktivít
  • Ochota zdieľať internátne ubytovanie na univerzitnom kampuse, schopnosť prispôsobiť sa iným kultúrnym a spoločenským zvyklostiam.


Benefity programu

  • Zabezpečenie víz na účely cesty do USA
  • Organizačné zabezpečenie celého programu
  • Úhrada nákladov na vnútroštátnu pozemnú dopravu
  • Úhrada nákladov na medzinárodnú dopravu
  • Príspevok na knihy, kultúrne podujatia a ďalšie vedľajšie výdavky
  • Ubytovanie a strava
  • Základné zdravotné poistenie


Ako podať prihlášku

Stiahnite si formulár prihlášky. Vyplnenú prihlášku prosím zašlite na obe e-mailové adresy súčasne: office@fulbright.sk a contact_bratislava@state.gov.


Termín na podanie prihlášky

Termín na podávanie prihlášok je 7. január 2022. Neúplné prihlášky alebo prihlášky doručené po termíne nebudú brané do úvahy.  


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NOVEMBER – JANUÁR: Termín na podávanie prihlášok

JANUÁR: Uzávierka termínu na podanie prihlášky je 7. január 2022. Najlepší spomedzi uchádzačov, ktorí spĺňajú požadované kritériá, sú pozvaní na pohovor.

FEBRUÁR: Úspešní uchádzači sú informovaní o nominácii na program. Konečné rozhodnutie o prijatí do programu je v kompetencii Ministerstva zahraničných vecí USA vo Washingtone, D.C.

APRÍL: Ministerstvo zahraničných vecí USA informuje úspešných uchádzačov o ich výbere.

APRÍL – JÚN: Veľvyslanectvo USA v Bratislave zabezpečuje administratívu potrebnú na spracovanie žiadosti o udelenie víza a vycestovanie do USA.


Často kladené otázky

Aká musí byť úroveň mojej angličtiny?

Od účastníkov programu sa očakáva pokročilá znalosť anglického jazyka, aby bez ťažkostí porozumeli prednáškam, mohli sa aktívne zapájať do diskusií a vypracovať zadané úlohy.   


Do akej miery sú letné semináre pre stredoškolských učiteľov zamerané na metodické a pedagogické aspekty výučby?

Letné semináre pre stredoškolských učiteľov sú primárne zamerané na poskytnutie obsahu a učebných materiálov o Spojených štátoch.


V minulosti som už navštívil/navštívila Spojené štáty americké. Znamená to, že sa nemôžem hlásiť do programu?

Do programu sa môžete hlásiť aj v prípade, že ste už Spojené štáty navštívili. Prednosť však dostanú uchádzači bez predošlej skúsenosti alebo s minimálnymi skúsenosťami s pobytom v USA.


Koľko voľného času/času na nezávislý výskum budem mať počas letného seminára?

Účastníci budú mať voľný čas, ako aj čas vyčlenený na realizáciu vlastného výskumu. Musia však mať na pamäti, že ide o intenzívny akademický program a očakáva sa od nich účasť na všetkých prednáškach, aktivitách a plánovaných podujatiach. Účastníci si môžu pobyt v Spojených štátoch predĺžiť na vlastné náklady za predpokladu, že im to umožnia vízové podmienky.


Budem mať čas navštíviť príbuzných žijúcich v USA?

Vzhľadom na intenzívny program letných seminárov účastníkom nie je povolené opustiť seminár na účely návštevy príbuzných alebo priateľov. Na vlastné náklady si však môžu pobyt v Spojených štátoch predĺžiť za predpokladu, že im to umožnia vízové podmienky.


Môžem do USA pricestovať pred oficiálnym začiatkom/po oficiálnom začiatku letného seminára?

Hosťovská univerzita v USA zabezpečuje itinerár tak, aby všetci účastníci do USA pricestovali v deň oficiálneho začiatku letného seminára. Vzhľadom na dostupnosť leteckých spojení je v ojedinelých prípadoch možné, aby účastník pricestoval do USA deň vopred. Ak sa účastník rozhodne urobiť akékoľvek zmeny v dátume príletu po tom, čo ho záväzne potvrdil a hosťujúca univerzita zakúpila letenky, účastník je povinný uhradiť všetky poplatky spojené s týmito zmenami. 


Môžem v USA zostať po oficiálnom ukončení letného seminára?

Áno. Vo všeobecnosti platí, že účastníci letného seminára cestujúci na J-1 víza majú po oficiálnom ukončení programu k dispozícii ešte 30 na odchod z USA (tzv. grace period). Musia si však byť vedomí, že po ukončení letného seminára sú zodpovední za všetky výdavky a viac sa na nich nevzťahuje poistenie, ktoré mali počas letného seminára.


Môžem vynechať nejakú z aktivít v programe letného seminára?

Nie, nemôžete. Od účastníkov sa očakáva účasť na všetkých plánovaných prednáškach, podujatiach, exkurziách, výletoch a ostatných aktivitách.


Môžu sa do programu hlásiť aj účastníci so zdravotným znevýhodnením?

Prihlášky od uchádzačov so zdravotným znevýhodnením, uchádzačov zo znevýhodneného prostredia, z menej rozvinutých regiónov Slovenska, členov LGBTI komunity a národnostných menšín sú vítané. Organizátor letných seminárov osobitne dbá na zabezpečenie špecifických potrieb účastníkov na stravovanie, ubytovanie, zdravotnú starostlivosť, ako aj na potrebu vyhradenia priestoru a času na denné modlitby.


Kde budú účastníci letných seminárov ubytovaní?

Ubytovanie je poskytované v internátoch so spoločnými sociálnymi zariadeniami. Muži a ženy sú ubytovaní na samostatných podlažiach. Stravovanie je zabezpečené spravidla v areáli univerzitného kampusu, pričom účastníci budú mať prístup do internátnej kuchynky, aby si mohli pripraviť vlastné jedlá.

Letné semináre v USA pre študentských lídrov sú 5 týždňové akademické programy, ktorých cieľom je prehĺbiť znalosti o USA a zároveň podporiť líderské schopnosti študentov na bakalárskom stupni štúdia. Pobyt pozostáva zo seminárov, diskusií, skupinových prezentácií, a štúdia textov. Školské aktivity budú doplnené exkurziami, návštevami múzeí, tematickými výletmi a rôznymi aktivitami na podporu vodcovských schopností a tiež dobrovoľníckymi aktivitami.


Pre podrobnejšie informácie, prihlášku ako aj kritéria pre uchádzačov kliknite sem.


Uzávierka podávania prihlášok je 11. januára 2021. Semináre sa uskutočnia v mesiacoch júl - august 2021. Konkrétny termín bude upresnený neskôr.

Virtuálny deň otvorených dverí na fakultách a univerzitách je určený študentom, ktorí sa chcú dozvedieť viac o štúdiu na jednotlivých vysokých školách. Fulbrightova komisia sa spolu s poradenským centrom EducationUSA zapojila do tohto projektu a môžete ju nás tak bližšie spoznať. Radi zodpovieme všetky Vaše otázky!


Premiéra je 27.4.2020 o 14:00, ale ak nestíhate, všetko si môžete pozrieť zo záznamu. Tešíme sa na Vás! https://virtualnydenotvorenychdveri.sk/

Informácia o COVID-19


Činnosť kancelárie Fulbrightovej komisie na Slovensku sa prispôsobuje aktuálnej situácii, naša činnosť je takmer úplne virtuálna.


Súčasťou činnosti Komisie je aj poradenské centrum EducationUSA, ktoré sprostredkúva aktuálne informácie o vysokoškolskom vzdelávaní v USA. Aj jeho činnosť sa presunula do virtuálnej sféry.


Vzhľadom na vyššie uvedené sa Vám preto snažíme priniesť najnovšie informácie spojené s COVID-19.


Najnovší vývoj a dopad vírusu na amerických vysokých školách a univerzitách môžete nájsť tu - The Chronicle Of Higher Education.


Oficiálna stránka Centra pre kontrolu a prevenciu chorôb tu - Center for Disease Control and Prevention, okrem iného prináša aktuálne informácie a čísla o COVID-19.


Interaktívna mapa potvrdených pozitívnych prípadov testovaných na COVID-19 nájdete tu - Johns Hopkins, Coronavirus Resource Center, sú dopĺňané priebežne a ponúkajú napríklad aj prehľad jednotlivých štátov USA, nielen ako celku.


Stránka, ktorá sa venuje príprave na núdzový stav - Ready.


Aktualizácie Veľvyslanectva SR v USA pre slovenských občanov nachádzajúcich sa na území USA.


Uvedomujeme si, že v aktuálnej situácii je dôležité starať sa aj o svoje psychické zdravie. Niekoľko dobrých zdrojov (články, podcasty, online otvorené kurzy, praktické cvičenia) nájdete aj tu - Greater Good Science Center – University of California, Berkeley.


Všetci dúfame, že sa aktuálna kríza čím skôr skončí a budeme sa nie len môcť vrátiť k vzájomným výmenám štipendistov, ale zoberieme si z nej aj inovatívne prístupy k vzdelávaniu a výskumu.


Komisiu môžete kontaktovať na telefónnych číslach +421911 415 000, +421911 415 001,  elektronicky na office@fulbright.sk, https://www.facebook.com/FulbrightSlovakRepublic.


You can reach the Commission at phone numbers  +421911 415 000, +421911 415 001, electronically at office@fulbright.sk, https://www.facebook.com/FulbrightSlovakRepublic.

Professor Milan Kováč, a 2014 Fulbright Fellow in cultural anthropology at Missouri State University, head of the Comenius University’s Department of Comparative Religions, is the founder of Mesoamerican and Maya studies in the Slovak Republic. His international research team in the northern Guatemalan jungle -- using new aerial laser scanning -- discovered remains of a Mayan metropolis of 15 million people (and 60,000 buildings, plazas, and pyramids) that collapsed in the 9th century.