For deadlines, please contact your country's Fulbright commission or the public affairs section of the U.S. embassy.
year some 800 faculty and professionals
from around the world receive Fulbright
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.
Individual Fulbright grants are available
for scholars from selected countries to
conduct research, lecture or pursue combined
lecturing and research in the United States.
Under the Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program,
scholars apply in their home country for
Fulbright awards. To determine if your
home country participates in the program and/or deadlines,
please contact your country's Fulbright
commission or the public affairs section
of the U.S.
In 50 countries the Fulbright
Program is administered by binational commissions
or foundations. Applications for Fulbright
awards are received by the commissions,
and preliminary selections are made by the
commission board, with final approval by
the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) in the United States. In approximately 90
countries, the competition is run by the
public affairs section of the U.S. embassy.
In most countries, there is a very stiff
competition for awards, and priorities may
exist regarding disciplines, career level,
type of activity, etc.
In many countries, particularly
those with binational commissions, scholars
are expected to submit evidence that they
have identified a host affiliation in the
United States as part of the application
process, well before an actual grant is
awarded. Scholars usually include a letter
of invitation from the host institution
in their application materials.
In other instances, often
in countries where the competition is conducted
by the public affairs section of the U.S.
embassy, scholars apply for awards and identify
their specializations. This information
is used to determine placement at U.S. host
institutions. For these grantees, the Council
for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
is active in confirming affiliations or
arranging placements based upon the scholar's
interests and needs.