The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty and administrators grants to lecture, conduct research, or participate in seminars around the world. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals. Learn more here: www.cies.org.
On Febraury 28, 2017, at 4:00 p.m., the GAIA Centers will host a workshop with successful faculty and staff applicants to help you identify and pursue the right Fulbright opportunity for you. RSVP >
Within the Fulbright Scholar Program, there are different opportunities in which to participate. There is no longer a limit to the number of programs you can complete. You may participate in any combination of programs as much as you’d like.
CORE – Deadline: August 1
The Core Fulbright Scholar Program selects about 600 U.S. faculty and professionals each year to lecture and/or conduct research abroad. Opportunities are available in many countries in a variety of academic and professional fields.
Specialist – Deadline: Rolling
This program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide.
International Education Administrators – Deadline: varies by location
The International Education Administrators seminars program helps international education professionals and senior higher education officials from the U.S. create connections with the societal, cultural, and higher education systems of select countries.
Distinguished Chairs Program – Deadline: August 1
The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program selects approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research, and distinguished lecturing/research scholars each year for awards ranging from three to 12 months. Candidates should have a significant publication and teaching history.
In addition to the four awards listed above, there may be other awards and seminars being offered. Please check http://www.cies.org/Fulbright_programs.htm for the latest opportunities.
Scholar in Residence Program
This program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges and universities for one semester or one academic year. Preference is given to Minority Serving Institutions, but others may apply as part of a partnership.
Outreach Lecturing Fund
An opportunity which enables Fulbright Visiting Scholars who are currently in the U.S. to accept short, guest lecturing invitations at colleges and universities.
NEXUS Regional Scholar Program
The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals, and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience.
Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about specific opportunities by visiting http://catalog.cies.org/.
Campus Representative at Rutgers
International Sponsored Student and Scholar Coordinator
Undergraduate students should contact Art Casciato at the Office of Distinguished Fellowships for more information about this opportunity.
Graduate students and those interested in the Fulbright Hays Dissertation Research Grant Program should contact Teresa Delcorso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application deadline for most awards is August 1 – see individual programs for details. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit the CIES website at http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/Eligibility.htm or contact them at email@example.com.
Fulbright Scholars from Rutgers
List of all previous scholars from around the U.S.