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:

  • Visit our Catalog of Awards to search for awards that offer the best fit for your experience, teaching or research interest, or preferred country or region. Please register your interest at My Fulbright to receive the latest program updates and announcements.
  • The Fulbright Arctic Initiative will bring together a network of scholars, professionals and applied researchers from the United States, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

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 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.

    Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program

    The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program assists U.S. higher education institutions in expanding programs of academic exchange. By supporting non-U.S. scholars through grants for teaching at institutions that might not have a strong international component, both the U.S. institution and the scholar grantee benefit.


    What is Fulbright?


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