Fulbright Scholars Program (CIES)

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers approximately 470 teaching, 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.


  • U.S. citizenship
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s depending on the field) as appropriate at the time of application.
  • College or university teaching experience at the level and in the field of the proposed lecturing activity as specified in the award description at the time of application.
  • Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description or as required for the completion of the proposed project. (Note: Except in certain world areas and countries, lecturing is in English.)
  • Limits apply to previous Fulbright Scholar grantees

Application Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Project Statement
  • Tailored curriculum vitae or resume, including publications list (up to eight pages for Distinguished Chair Program applicants and six pages for all others.)
  • Three reference letters
  • If applicable (consult award description to determine whether the following are required): Letter of invitation or other relevant correspondence from abroad or language proficiency report
  • Research awards only: Select bibliography (up to 3 pages)
  • Teaching awards only: Course syllabi (up to 10 pages total)

See the Fulbright Scholars site for the catalog of awards and more information.