We are excited to share information on a new Fulbright Research Scholar opportunity. The Fulbright-NARA Heritage Science Fellowship is currently open for applications. This Fulbright scholarship is made possible through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Fulbright Program and the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), to support international scholarly exchange in archival science education, conservation, and research. 

Grant Benefits 

The selected participant will receive J-1 visa sponsorship, J-1 visa compliant health benefits, and round-trip international travel to the United States. The Fulbright visiting scholar will also receive a modest stipend to cover living expenses, settling in, and professional development allowances, and if applicable, a modest dependent allowance. J visa compliant health insurance and travel costs for accompanying dependents are the responsibility of the participant. Additionally, recipients of this award will be invited to participate in Fulbright Scholar Enrichment Activities as well as Fulbright’s Outreach Lecturing Fund. Fellows will join a diverse, active, worldwide network of alumni who carry the impact of their transformational Fulbright experience far beyond the period of their exchange programs. 

Award Length and Dates 

Minimum of 5 months, maximum of 12 months, beginning September 2023 


Eligible candidates will be researchers or professionals in heritage science or related technical fields. A Master’s degree is required, but Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience is preferred. Advanced Doctoral researchers completing dissertation projects related to heritage science are eligible to apply. Past experience with heritage science or archival research is preferred, but not required. 


  • • Archive Equipment 
  • • Heritage/Conservation Science 
  • • Preventative Preservation 
  • • Chemistry 
  • • Physics 
  • • Materials Science and Engineering 
  • • Microbiology 
  • • Statistics 

Areas of Interest 

  • • Archival cultural heritage preservation and conservation 
  • • Applications of technology to complex issues in heritage preservation and risk management 
  • • Data analysis and visualization 

For detailed information on this opportunity and to apply, please visit https://fulbrightscholars.org/fulbrightnationalarchives 

Application deadline: October 15, 2022 

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