Fulbright Scholar Program

The U.S. State Department is inviting fellowship applications for the Fulbright Scholar Program, which provides teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Grants are available in over 125 countries worldwide.

The deadline for applications is August 3, 2015.

Approximately 800 awards will be made. Grant amounts vary by country and type of award. Generally speaking, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents. Grant lengths vary in duration: Applicants can propose projects for a period of two to 12 months, as specified in the award description.  In addition, flexible options may be available.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s degree, depending on the field) as appropriate. As of academic year 2014-15, there will be no lifetime limits on Fulbright Scholar grants. In addition, there will be no required waiting period between Fulbright Scholar grants.

Candidates who previously held a Fulbright Scholar grant should be aware that as a general matter, preference will be given to candidates who have not previously received a Scholar grant. Therefore, previous Fulbright Scholar grantees are expected to make a strong justification in their application for a repeat Fulbright grant. Candidates who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application are ineligible. In this case, a period of at least nine months during a calendar year is considered to constitute a full year abroad.

This is not a limited competition; the campus may submit multiple proposals.

For full program information, please see http://www.cies.org/.

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