Fulbright Grants: Opportunities for Faculty

Fulbright Programs for Faculty

The Fulbright Scholar Program is open to qualified University faculty. Applicants may apply for four different types of awards:

Core Fulbright Program

The Core Fulbright Program sends 800 faculty and professionals abroad to teach in a variety of academic and professional settings. Awards are available in many countries and can be searched using the Fulbright Scholar Program catalog.

Fulbright Specialist Program

The Fulbright Specialist Program is a short-term program of 2-6 weeks for U.S. faculty and professionals to work on projects focusing on strengthening the needs of host institutions. Faculty may apply to join a Roster of Specialists for a 5-year term. Roster candidates are reviewed by peers in the same discipline and by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB).

Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program

The Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program connects junior scholars, professionals, and mid-career applied researchers from the U.S. and other nations to participate in three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program is considered the most prestigious. Applicants should be senior scholars and have experience in publication and considerable teaching experience.

Eligibility Criteria

  • U.S. citizenship (permanent residency is not sufficient)
  • Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree (depending on the field of study, this may include master's degrees)
  • College and university teaching awards require the applicant to have experience teaching at the level of the award
  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Sound physical and mental health

Eligibility requirements may vary. Specific program eligibility requirements should be verified before applying. Candidates are ineligible if they have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in a six-year period.

Learn more about the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty