Opportunities for Scholars, Artists and Professionals

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for American scholars, artists and professionals to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program offers opportunities for foreign scholars, artists and professionals to conduct post-doctoral research and/or lecture in the U.S.

Scholar Programs
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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers opportunities for American scholars, artists and professionals to conduct research, lecture, and/or consult with other scholars and institutions abroad.

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Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program, a short-term complement to the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions for a period of 2 to 6 weeks.

Applying: U.S. faculty and professionals may apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a 5 year term. Roster applications are reviewed four times per year. Visit the Fulbright Specialist Program website for complete application and eligibility details. Interested faculty members may also wish to contact their institution's Fulbright Campus Representative.

Requesting a Specialist: Universities and institutions outside the U.S. that wish to host a Fulbright Specialist submit project applications through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in their countries: contact information by country.

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Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record. 

Applying: Visit the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program website for complete application and eligibility details. Interested faculty members may also wish to contact their institution's Fulbright Campus Representative.

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Fulbright NEXUS Program

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. The Fulbright NEXUS Program is not accepting applications at this time.

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Fulbright German Studies Seminars

The Fulbright German Studies Seminars examine the political, social and economic institutions of Germany. Each seminar has a specific thematic focus. Applying: Visit the Fulbright German Studies Seminar website  for complete application and eligibility information. Interested faculty members may also wish to contact their institution's Fulbright Campus Representative.

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Administration

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) on behalf of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  While abroad, Fulbright U.S. scholars are supported by Fulbright Commissions and/or U.S. Embassies.

 

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Flex Awards

Fulbright Flex Awards engages U.S. scholars currently unable to spend extended periods of time abroad. The Fulbright Program welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple stays of one to three months in the host country over a period of two to three years.

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Global TEFL

The Fulbright Teaching English as a Foreign Language opportunities for scholars specializing in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and associated fields are also now presented in a worldwide context, enabling potential applicants to examine more than 50 different programs simultaneously, basing their choice of country programs in comparison to any others for which they qualify.

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Postdoctoral and Early Career Scholars

Fulbright Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards are designed for postdoctoral and early career academics, will offer opportunities in a range of countries and fields. These awards present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.

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Salary Stipend Supplements

For 2014-2015, scholars on teaching or teaching/research grants may be eligible to receive a salary supplement stipend to bring the amount to the same level as salary, up to a maximum.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program provides grants to approximately 850 foreign scholars from over 100 countries to conduct post-doctoral research at U.S. institutions from an academic semester to a full academic year. Travel grants to accept guest lecturing invitations from other U.S. institutions may also be available to Fulbright Visiting Scholars already in the U.S. through the Occasional Lecturer Fund.

Fulbright NEXUS Program

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program brings together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program enables U.S. colleges and universities to host foreign academics to lecture on a wide range of subject fields for a semester or academic year. Preference is given to institutions developing an international agenda and/or serving a minority audience, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Tribal Colleges, small liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. Approximately 50 grants are awarded annually.

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq brings Iraqi scholars in selected fields to U.S. institutions for approximately three months of faculty development, research, and other guided study activities designed to equip them with knowledge and tools to build the capacity of universities in Iraq, and to advance the education of future generations of Iraqis.

Fulbright Vietnam Economics Teaching Program

The Fulbright Vietnam Economics Teaching Program provides funding for Vietnamese government and business officials to attend two years of study at the Fulbright School in Vietnam and acquire a Master of Arts in Public Policy or participate in a one-year program in Applied Economics.

Applying for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is administered by the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in each country. If you are interested in applying, please contact the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your country of citizenship. See program details by countries for availability and contact information by country.