The 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is now open!
Explore awards to teach and/or conduct research in more than 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty, administrators, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and more.
The U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teachings, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. 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 addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.
Fullbright is a program of the United States Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
The Fulbright Program awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Roughly 1,600 U.S. students, 4,000 foreign students, 1,200 U.S. scholars, and 900 visiting scholars receive awards, in addition to several hundred teachers and professionals. Approximately 370,000 “Fulbrighters” have participated in the Program since its inception in 1946.
Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 160 countries worldwide.
Two to 12 months
- Grant benefits vary by country and type of award.
- Generally, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents.
- Check the award description in the catalog of awards and/or consult program staff responsible for the particular award you are interested in.
- Check the official website for more details