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Office of International Programs

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Faculty members may apply to participate in a variety of exchange programs that include individual and institutional grants. Potential applicants may find the Fulbright Scholar Blog and the Fulbright Scholar Program Webinars instructive in preparing their application and learning about the Fulbright program.


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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Approximately 800 U.S. scholars a wide variety of academic and professional fields are sent every year to nearly 125 countries to conduct research and lecture.

General Information | Review Criteria | Award Catalog | Eligibility | Application | FAQ


U.S. Scholar Program Award Highlights

Flex Awards | Postdoc/Early Career Awards | TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)


Fulbright Specialist Program

This short-term (2 to 6 weeks) program sends U.S. faculty abroad to almost 140 countries to act as curriculum, faculty development, and institutional planning consultants.

Rolling deadline.

General Information | Eligibility | Application


Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards Program

This three-to-twelve month program consists of approximately forty distinguished lecturing, research, and lecturing/research awards. These awards are the most prestigious appointments within the Fulbright Scholar Program and candidates for these awards should be eminent scholars with a significant record of publication and teaching.

General Information | Catalog of Awards


Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)

1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20005

Telephone: (202) 686-4000