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Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: University Lecturers (Professors), Research Scholars, and Professionals

U.S. Department of State > Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program: University Lecturers (Professors), Research Scholars, and Professionals


Program Description:

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program sends American scholars and professionals to approximately 125 countries, where they lecture and/or conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Traditional Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grants typically range from three months to one academic year.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program also includes the Fulbright Specialists Program, which sends U.S. faculty and professionals to serve as expert consultants on curriculum, faculty development, institutional planning and related subjects at overseas academic institutions for a period of two to six weeks. Benefits for U.S. Scholar Program grants vary by country and award. In general, Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents.


General Program Requirements:

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. citizen and hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree as appropriate at the time of application. Professionals and artists outside academe must demonstrate recognized professional standing and substantial professional accomplishments.





Loan Terms:

Not Applicable


Application Process:

The traditional core programs continue to form the foundation of the Fulbright Program while special initiatives address the changing goals and focuses of global scholarship. Potential applicants should consult individual country pages on the Fulbright Program??s website for program availability, general application information, and contact information or to see a list of current programs for students, scholars and teachers. Please visit the following site for more information:

For specific information about how to apply for a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program grant, you may also contact the program administration office directly:
Council for International Exchange of Scholars
3007 Tilden Street, N.W., Suite 5M
Washington, DC 20008


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Program Contact Information:

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State??s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. For general information about this program, visit:


Managing Agency:

U.S. Department of State

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