Opportunities for U.S. Scholars

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty, administrators and professionals grants to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or to participate in seminars.  The Fulbright Program, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  Fulbright Scholar Programs for U.S. citizens include:

Opportunities for Visiting (Non-U.S.) Scholars

Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Visiting Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available to scholars from over 155 countries. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements apply for grants through the Fulbright commission/foundation or public affairs section of the U.S. embassy in their home countries. Fulbright Scholar Programs for non-U.S. citizens include:


Fulbright NEXUS Program
The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will provide a platform for program participants to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research. The emphasis will be placed on climate change adaptation strategies and public policy focused research ventures that examine strategies to cope with climate variability.  Up to 20 individuals from the Western Hemisphere region will engage in team-based research.  Learn more.

The Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions abroad.  The Program awards grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative two- to six-week projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. Learn more.

Fulbright International Education Administrators (IEA) Program
Fulbright IEA seminars help U.S. international education professionals and senior higher education officials create empowering connections with the societal, cultural and higher education systems of other countries. Learn more about Fulbright IEA programs with Japan, Korea, Germany, France, India, and the UK.

What is Fulbright?


The Fulbright Scholar Program hosts frequent webinars about Fulbright awards, the application process, programs offered and more. Sessions are archived weekly.