Fulbright Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals, and artists from abroad to research and study in the United States for one year or longer at U.S. universities or other appropriate institutions.
Fulbright Teacher Exchange Programs
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program seeks to promote mutual understanding among teachers, their schools and communities in the U.S. and abroad by building teachers’ and students’ global competence, and sharing of best educational practices internationally.
Fulbright Specialist Program
The Fulbright Specialist Program promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas. The program awards grants to U.S. faculty and professionals approved to join the Specialist Roster in select disciplines to engage in short-term collaborative projects at eligible institutions worldwide. For more information about the program, including eligibility requirements and application guidance, visit the Fulbright Specialist Program website.
The Fulbright-Hays Program awards grants to individual U.S. K-14 pre-teachers, teachers and administrators, pre-doctoral students and postdoctoral faculty, as well as to U.S. institutions and organizations. The Program supports research and training efforts overseas, which focus on non-Western foreign languages and area studies. The Fulbright-Hays Program is funded by a Congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of Education.
Other Fulbright Programs
Past Fulbright Programs
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Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program
The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program brought together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States, Brazil and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. The program provided a platform for scholars from across the region to engage in collaborative thinking, analysis, problem-solving and multi-disciplinary research in one of the areas below. Deadline for the last competition was April 1, 2014.
- Renewable Energy, including Micro-Grid Innovations;
- Social and Behavioral Adaptation to Climate Change;
- Measuring Climate Change and its Impact (Metrics and Standards);
- Climate Change and Food and Water Security
Fulbright New Century Scholars Program
The Fulbright New Century Scholars global program brought together groups of approximately 30 outstanding research scholars and professionals from the U.S. and other participating countries. Participants were selected through an open competition to conduct multi-disciplinary research on a global theme. Aimed at bringing new depth and visibility to the core program, the Fulbright New Century Scholar Program supported interdisciplinary, collaborative research across borders. As of November 2010, no new topic is planned.
- 2009-2010 - The University as Innovation Driver and Knowledge Center
- 2007-2008 - Higher Education in the 21st Century: Access and Equity
- 2005-2006 - Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenge and National Response
- 2004-2005 - Toward Equality: The Global Empowerment of Women
- 2002-2003 - Addressing Sectarian, Ethnic and Cultural Conflict within and across National Borders
- 2001-2002 - Challenges of Health in a Borderless World
The aim of the New Century Scholars Program is currently continued on a regional level through the Fulbright NEXUS Program.
- Fulbright New Century Scholars launched “Professors Beyond Borders” to assist with sustainable development projects.
Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World
The Fulbright Visiting Specialist Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World, was a component of the Visiting Scholar Program that helped U.S. higher education institutions and communities enrich their understanding of Islamic civilization and culture as well as the social, political and economic developments in the Muslim world. Scholars were matched with U.S. institutions for a period of 3 to 6 weeks, lectured or taught short courses, assisted with program and curriculum development, interact with students and participated in public outreach programs with community groups, local schools and civic organizations.
Middle East and North Africa Regional Short-Term Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program in Science and Technology
25 scholars from 12 countries in the Middle East and North Africa received grants to participate in one of the five discipline-based cohorts. The program’s purposes was to promote faculty development and to build higher education capacity in science and technology fields in the participants’ home countries.