The 2015-2016 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition is Now Open

Application Deadline: August 1, 2014

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.  Fulbright has introduced several innovations to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals.

Other highlights from nearly 600 awards offered in this year’s program include:

The Fulbright-Terra Foundation Award in the History of American Art
The Fulbright-Terra Foundation award provides U.S. Scholars the opportunity to teach and guest lecture on American art history prior to 1980 at the undergraduate or graduate level in China and select European Union (E.U.) countries.   Fulbright-Terra Foundation Scholars to the E.U. will also have the opportunity to conduct research while on their grant. Proposed coursework and methodology should be designed to increase awareness about American art to the next generation of art history teachers and scholars and to inspire university administrators, faculty and students to build their institutional capacity for curriculum and research mentoring on American art history.

Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Award in Public Health
Fulbright-Fogarty U.S. Scholar grants have been newly established to promote post-doctoral research in public health in resource-limited settings. Grants support projects at sites affiliated with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, across eight countries: Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.

Fulbright-Coach Award in Fashion and Design
The Fulbright-Coach Award is funded in cooperation with the world-renowned design house Coach. The selected scholar would spend a semester working with Master’s students in the Communication in Fashion and Beauty program at CEU San Pablo University in Madrid, Spain.

New Countries Offering Awards
After a 10-year hiatus, the U.S. Scholar Fulbright program is reopening in Belize, the Bahamas, and Guyana.  The Bahamas has a strong academic community with a healthy appetite for new and cutting-edge research.  Applicants interested in a teaching or teaching/research grant to Belize will find themselves in high demand for their expertise in a country that abounds with natural wonders.  Guyana is eager to benefit from curriculum development, knowledge exchange, and research collaboration.

Regional Highlights
For an overview of Fulbright Scholar opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe-Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, and Western Hemisphere visit the interactive map on new Fulbright Scholar Program website

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about core Fulbright U.S. Scholar opportunities by visiting the online Catalog of Awards. The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2014.  U.S. citizenship is required.  For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions, please visit our website.


The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit