Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program offers opportunities for highly qualified U.S. academics and professionals from all fields to share their expertise on curricula, materials or faculty development, institutional planning, opportunity to lecture, deliver seminars or workshops, or participate in conferences and symposiums. The length of a visit must be a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 42 days (including travel days, weekends and holidays).

Eligibility criteria

Grant Benefits

Roundtrip ticket

Daily honorarium

Accident and Sickness Program for Exchanges covering basic healthcare (supplemental private insurance highly recommended)

Lodging, meals and in-country transportation provided by the host institution

How to apply

The Fulbright Specialist Program is administered on the U.S. side by World Learning, which oversees the application process and pre-screens applicants.

Candidates must complete and submit an online application to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Please, visit the global Specialist website to learn more details and read carefully the application guidelines. Roster applicants are peer reviewed and approved. Approved candidates have three-year tenure within the Roster.

To learn more about the process how Slovak institutions submit project proposals and request a U.S. Specialist please visit.


Deadlines for application submissions to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster are listed on the Program’s official website.

The Commission accepts project proposals throughout the year.


Please visit the World Learning website. If you have any specific questions, please contact our office at: office@fulbright.sk.


Nancy V. Baker

Program, year, host institution:

Fulbright Specialist Program, 2013-14, University of Economics in Bratislava

Current position:

Regents Professor Emerita from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., USA.


“Teaching a class at the University of Economics about campaigning and American politics was both intellectually exciting and personally meaningful. I found the students to be bright, curious and more informed about the subject than many of my U.S. students! In one memorable class, they presented (in English) campaign memos outlining their recommended election strategies. It was fascinating. I also enjoyed working with other faculty and staff, as well as meeting local residents of the lovely, historical city of Bratislava. Many have become friends. A Fulbright in Slovakia is a life experience not to be missed.”

Nancy V. Baker

Fulbright Specialist Program, 2013-14

Gregg Losinski

Program, year, host institution:

Fulbright Specialist Program, 2015-16, Matej Bel University

Current position:

Education & Media Specialist at VNS Federal Services


“The Fulbright Specialist’s Program has been an incredible experience for me. These visits have allowed me to build on prior experiences in Slovakia to develop professional and personal relationships. I have been able to build on my local knowledge of people and wildlife to the point that I hope to return to a final visit where I can help pay back to the country and its people for all their warm hospitality. The Fulbright Staff, as well as the U.S. Embassy have been incredibly helpful and supportive. I have been lucky enough to present programs across the country with the help of the EducationUSA Centers in Banska Bystrica and Kosice. On a personal note, My Fulbright experience in Slovakia has helped me to learn about my own heritage and reconnect with long lost relations. All of these experiences have not only enriched me personally, but allowed me to share Slovakia to America. ”

Gregg Losinski

Fulbright Specialist Program, 2015-16