Fulbright Program

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The Fulbright U.S. Scholar program offers teaching and research awards to U.S. citizens in more than 130 countries. College and university faculty and administrators, as well as professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, and many others, can join the more than 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections, and greater mutual understanding.

The application deadline is September 15, 2022. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Apply now.

Fulbright Scholar Award

Fulbright Scholar Awards comprise the bulk of awards offered and include opportunities for professionals, artists, and scholars at all career-levels. Location and eligibility vary across all awards, and some awards may be restricted to certain career levels or types of scholars.

Three distinct opportunities are included in the Fulbright Scholar Program:

The Fulbright Global Scholar Award provides support for U.S. academics and professionals to engage in multi-country, trans-regional projects in all disciplines. As a truly worldwide award, U.S. scholars will be able to propose research or combined teaching/research activity in two to three countries with flexible schedule options; trips can be conducted within one academic year or spread over two consecutive years.

For more information on the Public Policy Fellowship and the Arctic Initiative, follow the respective links.

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award

Distinguished Scholar Awards are viewed as the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Awards are open to scholars who have more than seven years of experience in their discipline or area of expertise, though some awards may further restrict eligibility. 

Fulbright Flex Awards

Fulbright welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple, short-term stays in the host country over a period of one to two years. The Flex option is available to scholars interested in research, teaching, or pursuing a combination of teaching and research. The catalog of awards will give detailed information on the Flex parameters for each participating country.

Postdoctoral and Early Career Awards

Fulbright presents excellent opportunities for recently minted scholars to deepen their expertise, to acquire new skills, to work with additional resources and to make connections with others in their fields, all while serving as cultural ambassadors. Postdoctoral awards are available in all fields of study, from STEM, to the arts, humanities and social sciences.  

New Awards

Several countries have added new awards for the annual competition.

Find out more about the 2023-2024 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, and browse helpful resources:

The application deadline for most awards is September 15, 2022.

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit eca.state.gov/fulbright

Explore the 450 awards and highlights offered using the Fulbright Catalog of Awards.