Qualified U.S. scholars and professionals apply throughout the calendar year for candidacy on the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Peer review is conducted six times each year. CIES builds lists of qualified Specialist candidates for each eligible discipline and facilitates matching Specialist candidates with project requests.
Professor Jill Belsky, Department of Society & Conservation, University of Montana (Missoula) learning about non-timber forest products from a local resident along the trail to Nasiphel, Bhutan.
Collaborative Projects / Lasting Impact
The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions in over 140 countries worldwide. Shorter grant lengths give Specialists greater flexibility to pursue projects that work best with their current academic or professional commitments. International travel costs and a per day grant payment are funded by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating host institutions cover grantee in-country costs. Read More >>
- U.S. Scholars and professionals apply to join the Fullbright Specialist Roster
- CIES matches U.S. candidates on the Roster with approved projects
- Non-U.S. institutions abroad submit Fulbright Specialist Project request