The Fulbright Program

Scholarship Information & History

What is the Fulbright Program?

The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges, primarly for university faculty and students, that involve lecturing, research and graduate study. Over 40,000 US faculty have taken up positions abroad for a semester or longer, and an equal number have come to the US.The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges, primarly for university faculty and students, that involve lecturing, research and graduate study. Over 40,000 US faculty have taken up positions abroad for a semester or longer, and an equal number have come to the US.The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges, primarly for university faculty and students, that involve lecturing, research and graduate study. Over 40,000 US faculty have taken up positions abroad for a semester or longer, and an equal number have come to the US.The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges, primarly for university faculty and students, that involve lecturing, research and graduate study. Over 40,000 US faculty have taken up positions abroad for a semester or longer, and an equal number have come to the US.

Traditional Fulbright Scholar Program. Each year, 800 scholars and professionals from universities go to more than 140 countries to lecture or conduct research.

Visiting Scholar Program. Each year, 800 foreign scholars come to the United States universities to to lecture or conduct postdoctoral research. Deadline: Various dates in Fall

The Fulbright Senior Specialists. US academics receive short-term grants of two to six weeks to collaborate with overseas colleagues on curriculum and faculty development and other consulting needs. Deadline: Rolling

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program, US academics with distinguished reputation receive awards for short term lecture and research mostly in Western Europe. Deadline May 1.

Alumni Iniative Award. Provides grants to Fulbright alumni to develop projects which will increase linkages between their home and host institutions. Deadline: Mid-February

Student Fulbright Program. U.S.graduate students and graduating seniors provided grants to study abroad in over 140 countries. Similar awards are offered to foreign graduate students to attend U.S. universities. Deadline: Mid-October

College and University Affiliations Program. Supports linkages between U.S. universities and institutions overseas through the exchange of faculty and staff. Deadline: Early November

Foreign Area and Language Training Program. Fosters research and training endeavors focused on non-western languages and area studies through a number of programs. Administered by the Department of Education's Office of International Education and Graduate Programs (See: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/iegps/index.html)

 

History of the Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges, primarly for university faculty and students, that involve lecturing, research and graduate study. Over 40,000 US faculty have taken up positions abroad for a semester or longer, and an equal number have come to the US.The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges, primarly for university faculty and students, that involve lecturing, research and graduate study. Over 40,000 US faculty have taken up positions abroad for a semester or longer, and an equal number have come to the US.The Fulbright Program promotes educational exchanges, primarly for university faculty and students, that involve lecturing, research and graduate study. Over 40,000 US faculty have taken up positions abroad for a semester or longer, and an equal number have come to the US.