The Fulbright experience will change your life...

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 American business.

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 experience.

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.

and the way you teach.


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.
ruI~nght scholars:
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 professionals.

This program could be for you.

            Consider that:
            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 passed.

            You are eligible to apply if you:
            Have U.S. citizenship (permanent residency is not sufficient);
            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 teaching experience.

Act now

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
Telephone: 202-686-7877

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.