Fulbright Scholars in a Changing World

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 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.

In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today's scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program.

Fulbright Flex Awards

In order to engage U.S. scholars currently unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Program welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple stays of one to three months in the host country over a period of two to three years.  Fulbright flex grants are particularly suitable for scholars who require longer than one year to accomplish their work or who cannot be away from their home institutions for a single, lengthy period.

Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers new options for postdoctoral and early career academics to jumpstart their careers with a program that is internationally recognized for excellence.  Fulbright postdoctoral awards, available in a range of countries and fields, are open to U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years.  These awards present an excellent opportunity for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Opportunities for scholars specializing in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and associated fields are showcased in an entirely new way by the Fulbright Scholar Program.  By presenting the full range of TEFL within a worldwide context, potential applicants will be able to examine more than 50 different programs simultaneously, basing their choice of country programs in comparison to any others for which they qualify. Applicants are invited to include as many as three different country preferences, choose a world area or select “open to any placement.”

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards. 

The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2013.  U.S. citizenship is required.  For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit our website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/  or contact us at scholars@iie.org.