The Fulbright Scholars Program offers many year-round opportunities for science faculty and researchers at the postdoctoral level to travel and work at the same time. Approximately 1,000 awards will be available for the 1990-91 academic year for research, lecturing, or combinations of both.
Although the program is not limited to the sciences, scientists are well represented among Fulbright scholars. U.S. citizens doing research in biology, chemistry, geology, the medical sciences, and other disciplines are eligible for awards of three to 12 months.
Programs for travel to some countries are very competitive, but scholar positions in several countries were never filled last year, and, in a few cases, were not even applied for, such as lecturing awards for Kuwait, and research awards for Jamaica, Fiji, Switzerland, Chad, and Burma.
Financial benefits include round-trip travel for grantees and, frequently, a principal dependent, maintenance allowances (amounts vary widely), housing, tuition, and incidental fees....