Opportunities in Political Science

Discipline Highlights




Scholars of political science and public administration make valuable contributions to the Fulbright mission of mutual understanding. Awards in these fields allow U.S. scholars to share their knowledge of the American political system, as well as gain a deeper understanding of how another country and government system operates, ultimately giving greater insight into global governance structures. These awards lend themselves to comparative research opportunities and facilitate the development of lasting networks of colleagues who share interests in political and governance systems. Scholars often find that the outcomes from these awards have real-world policy implications, both locally and globally.


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Featured Awards

Award 10014-BE Belgium

Award 10397-BR Brazil

Award 10184-FR France




Resources and Contact us

CIES offers a series of resources providing detailed information on many aspects of the Fulbright Scholar Program opportunities. Depending on your interests, you can find a wealth of answers to your specific questions in our upcoming and archived webinars.

  • Webinars 
    The Fulbright Scholar Program hosts frequent webinars about Fulbright awards, the application process, programs offered and more. Sessions are archived weekly.
  • Complete information on past Fulbright recipients in Political Science can be found in the Scholar Directory.
  • Presentation and Workshop Schedule - CIES program staff continue to visit university and college campuses countrywide, as well as participate in a range of conferences in the sciences. Please check the schedule to find out when program staff will be at an event near you. If you are interested in having CIES staff visit your campus and speak with department faculty about opportunities in your field, contact us at outreach@iie.org.

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Catalog of Awards