Fulbright logoThe Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and administered in cooperation with the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). Fulbright grants are awarded both to U.S. faculty for teaching or conducting research abroad, and to international scholars for lecturing or conducting postdoctoral research in the United States. This guide offers an overview of the Fulbright Programs for U.S. Scholars.

Core Fulbright Scholar Program

The core Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. Deadline: August 1

Fulbright Specialists Program

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

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program

Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be senior scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record. Applicants should submit initial materials by May 1; following a review during early summer, scholars selected for the short list for each chair are asked to complete a full application by August 1.

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program

These IEA seminars are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems in Germany, India, 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. Deadlines for Germany - Feb. 1; India - August 1; Korea and Japan - November 1.

Fulbright German Studies Seminar

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar is a two-week group seminar for 25 participants on current German society and culture. Past seminar topics include "Germany in a Changing Europe: Transatlantic Ties, Transatlantic Challenges" and "Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formation." Deadline for applications is October 14.

Fulbright NEXUS Regional Scholar Program

The Fulbright Regional Network for Applied Research (NEXUS) Program will bring together a network of junior scholars, professionals and mid-career applied researchers from the United States and other Western Hemisphere nations for a series of three seminar meetings and a Fulbright exchange experience. Deadline: June 15.

Fulbright Webinars

View upcoming and archived webinars that include "What's New for the Fulbright Core Program". 

OSU Contact

For more information about the Fulbright Scholar Program, contact the OSU Campus Liaison.