The US Embassy would like to remind professors and staff about a number of Fulbright programs. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the US government and is designed to 'increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.' With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants — chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program (Maltese scholar)
Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to Maltese scholars to conduct post-doctoral research, to lecture, or pursue combined lecturing and research at US institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year. Costs are shared by the University of Malta and the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs with the University of Malta covering the round-trip international air fare.
Fulbright Senior Specialist Program (US scholar)
The Fulbright Senior Specialist Program provides grants for US specialists to spend as little as two weeks up to a maximum of six weeks at foreign institutions by sharing their expertise in programs including lecturing, development/assessment of curricula or education materials, participation in specialized conferences, workshops, and providing consultancy to the institution. The Specialist may fulfill a six-week grant with one visit or may split up the grant into three two-week programs or two three-week programs. The Specialist must fulfill the entire grant within one year from submission of the proposal.