Past Programs

Fulbright New Century Scholars Program

The Fulbright New Century Scholars global program brought together groups of approximately 30 outstanding research scholars and professionals from the U.S. and other participating countries. Participants were selected through an open competition to conduct multi-disciplinary research on a global theme. Aimed at bringing new depth and visibility to the core program, the Fulbright New Century Scholar Program supported interdisciplinary, collaborative research across borders. As of November 2010, no new topic is planned.

2009-2010 | The University as Innovation Driver and Knowledge Center
2007-2008 | Higher Education in the 21st Century: Access and Equity
2005-2006 | Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenge and National Response
2004-2005 | Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women
2002-2003 | Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict within and across National Borders
2001-2002 | Challenges of Health in a Borderless World

The aim of the New Century Scholars Program is currently continued on a regional level through the Fulbright NEXUS Program.

Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World

The Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World, was a component of the Visiting Scholar Program that helped U.S. higher education institutions and communities enrich their understanding of Islamic civilization and culture as well as the social, political and economic developments in the Muslim world. Scholars were matched with U.S. institutions for a period of 3 to 6 weeks, lectured or taught short courses, assisted with program and curriculum development, interact with students and participated in public outreach programs with community groups, local schools and civic organizations.

Middle East and North Africa Regional Short-Term Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program in Science and Technology

25 scholars from 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa received grants to participate in one of the five discipline-based cohorts. The program’s purposes was to promote faculty development and to build higher education capacity in science and technology fields in the participants’ home countries.