Eligible disciplines for the Fulbright Specialist Program are listed below. Each eligible discipline has designated specializations. To view the available specializations in each field, click on the discipline name. At the time of application, an applicant will select a discipline and one specialization from the list of available specializations within the discipline selected. Additional specializations may be entered in the “Additional Expertise” section of the application.
Requiring applicants to select a primary discipline and specialization assists prospective applicants in discerning whether they are eligible to apply to the Fulbright Specialist Program. CIES uses the primary disciplines and specializations to assign applicants during the peer review process. The discipline you select must match your academic and professional credentials.
The discipline categories are also used by CIES in matching Roster candidates with projects, although they do not preclude Roster candidates from participation in grant opportunities that are outside their primary discipline but for which they are qualified. Identification by primary discipline and specialization is not intended to pigeonhole applicants or Roster candidates.