For nearly 50 years the Fulbright Program
has offered faculty, professionals, teachers, and students the opportunity
to conduct research, teach, or study abroad. At the same time, these Fulbright
participants contribute significantly to the growth of mutual understanding
among countries and individuals.
To be a Fulbrighter is to share an extraordinary
experience with virtually thousands of colleagues ... the exhilaration
of working abroad, the excitement of living in a new environment, the travel,
the wealth of research insights, the challenge of explaining to a foreign
audience the importance of the Civil War or the role of entrepreneurs in
Few other opportunities enrich one's personal
life and career as does a Fulbright award. Living in a different culture,
forming lasting friendships with colleagues from other countries, and sharing
new horizons with family are all part of what has come to be known as the
Fulbright grants for faculty and professionals present an opportunity for
professional growth and the development of new interests and expertise.
Unique resources and settings for scholarly research abound. Collaborative
endeavors that emerge during a Fulbright
assignment can last for decades.
A Fulbright lecturing appointment can
be one of the most stimulating and challenging assignments of a teaching
career. For many, it is the teaching experience of a lifetime.
Fulbrighters add a new dimension to their
teaching as they examine and present their discipline from a comparative
perspective, try out fresh ideas and approaches, and learn from colleagues
and students who view the world from a different vantage point.
Fulbright scholars often experience the profound satisfaction of making
a lasting contribution, having set in motion plans to establish a more
advanced chemistry lab or a new academic program in popular culture. Although
other fellowship programs and grants fund various types of overseas activity,
the Fulbright Scholar Program plays a unique role in supporting international
scholarship and educational exchange.
The opportunities are vast...
With over 1,000 awards in 135
countries, Fulbright literally offers the world:
The vibrancy and rich
cultural heritage of Africa
The dynamism and rapid transition of
Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States The ageless traditions
and fresh visions for the future of Asia and the Pacific
The unique contrasts and excitement of the Middle East and South Asia The
old world charm and cutting-edge developments of a new Europe and Canada
The diversity and innovativeness of Latin America
Two-thirds of each year's Fulbright grants are for lecturing or combined
lecturing/research, while one-third are for research. A Fulbright appointment,
however, involves much more.
Pursue individual research or collaborate with foreign colleagues on projects;
Teach undergraduate or graduate courses;
Conduct seminars for business and community leaders;
Consult with government ministries and schools;
Advise on curriculum development;
Lead symposiums for faculty and professionals; and
Guest lecture at other universities and in other countries
..... the participants varied.
All types of individuals participate
in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Each year grantees come from over
500 colleges and universities and public and private agencies in all 50
states.Every academic rank~from instructor to professor emeritus~is represented.
Untenured faculty and professionals outside academe are encouraged to apply.
- Fulbright awards go to:
Scholars with international reputations;
- Recent Ph.D.s who show great potential as researchers.
- Community college faculty who teach at the undergraduate level
- Excellent teachers with modest publishing records
- Academic administrators and independent scholars; and
- Artists, lawyers, journaJists, research scientists, and other
- This program could be for you.
All disciplines are represented in the program,
with offerings in everything from art to zoology. Grant duration is variable~one
need not go for the full academic year. Awards are normally granted for
periods ranging from 2to 12 months.
Language is not necessarily an obstacle. With the exception of Latin America
and francophone Africa, most lecturing assignments are in English. Language
capability may be required for research, depending upon the area of the
world and the project.
- Many award offerings throughout the program allow scholars to
propose their own leduring or research projects.
Former Fulbrighters can participate again after an interval period has
You are eligible to apply if you:
Have U.S. citizenship (permanent residency is
- Hold the Ph.D., appropriate terminal degree in your field, or
equivalent professional status and recognized standing; and
- For lecturing assignments, have suitable college or university
The competition for Fulbright
lecturing or research awards opens March 1, with an application deadline
of August 1. Some special programs have later deadlines.
An awards/application booklet, available beginning March 1, presents the
country and regional offerings for the given competi tion. Grants begin
approximately one year (or later) following the application deadline.
Write or call for further information
on Fulbright grants for faculty and professionals.
Council for internatIonal
Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tllden Street, N.W., SuIte 5M, Box GBRO
Washington, D.C. 20008-3009
The Fulbright Program is funded and
administered by the United States Information Agency. Financial support
is also provided by participating governments and by host institutions
in the United States and abroad. The presidentially appointed J. William
Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board formulates policy guidelines and makes
the final selection of grantees.