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.”

2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition is Open!

Thanks to all who applied or assisted applicants for the 2022-23 competition!

While the 2022-23 application closed on September 15, 2021, we're pleased to see some scholars already planning for next year. Interested to see what Fulbright has to offer U.S. scholars for 2023-24? Join our next live webinar to have your questions answered live:

Ask Us Anything: Fulbright Scholar Program 2023-24
Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 2-3 PM EDT
Join our interactive session to learn more about things you can do now to prepare for a successful Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program application for 2023-2024.  Program staff will discuss award opportunities, the application & selection process, and answer your questions! Click here to register.

Did you catch our latest webinar, What's New with FulbrightClick here to watch  our latest event from October 21, which featured Fulbright staff sharing details about opportunities across programs for scholars, students and institutions.

Curious how to apply for a U.S. Scholar award?

t's never too early to plan ahead. Take advantage of online application resources for your 2023-24 application:

Watch for announcements when we officially launch the 2023-24 competition in February 2022!

November 2021 Updates

General Resources

Share the Opportunity: If you know someone who would be a good fit for an award, you can directly refer a colleague to Fulbright. After receiving their information, the Fulbright office will reach out to them.

Meet our Alumni Ambassadors

The success and reputation of the Fulbright Program has been built on the talent, commitment and professionalism of scholars who have served as Fulbrighters at universities and research institutions in more than 160 countries. Recognizing the passion Fulbright Scholars bring to their work and the tremendous difference they have made, our engagement with the U.S. higher education community includes Fulbright U.S. Scholar alumni. Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the Fulbright Scholar Program at select events. Meet our current Alumni Ambassadors!

Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program (S-I-R)

Would you like to host a scholar from outside the U.S. on your campus? The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program (S-I-R) application is seeking institutions to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars.

S-I-R is a unique Fulbright Scholar Program initiative that is specifically driven by the goals of U.S. institutions of higher education to enhance internationalization efforts on their campuses. Through the S-I-R Program, institutions host a scholar from outside of the United States for a semester or full academic year to teach courses, assist in curriculum development, guest lecture, develop study abroad/exchange partnerships and engage with the campus and the local community. Check the Fulbright website in March for upcoming program updates and details on how to apply!


For a full list of webinars, view the webinar schedule.

Opportunities for Faculty & Staff

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

The Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers college and university faculty and administrators, professionals, journalists, lawyers, scientists, independent scholars, and many others awards to teach, conduct research, or combine teaching and research in over 125 countries.

The following presentation and Zoom recording are from the May 27, 2020, Fulbright Scholar Program at Illinois International.

Fulbright Specialists Program

The Fulbright Specialists Program is designed to provide short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks) for U.S. faculty and professionals. Shorter grant lengths give specialists greater flexibility to pursue a grant that works best with their current academic or professional commitments.

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program

The Fulbright International Education Administrators Program supports annual seminars to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems in Germany, Japan or Korea through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, attendance at cultural events and briefings on education. Participants gain new perspective on the need to internationalize U.S. campuses and insight into how it can be done.

Fulbright-Fogarty Postdoctoral Awards

Fulbright-Fogarty U.S. scholar grants have been newly established to promote post-doctoral research in public health in resource-limited settings. Apply to participate in conducting current research at sites affiliated with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health.