The Fulbright US Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for US nationals. The programme is open for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.
In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.
- Host institutions: Various institutions in over 125 countries.
- Areas: Teaching, research or combination teaching/research.
- Number of Awards: Approximately 470.
- Duration: Two to 12 months.
- Eligible countries: Open for U.S. citizens.
Fulbright US Scholar Program Benefits
Grant benefits vary by country and type of award. Generally, Fulbright grants are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents. Check the award description in the catalog of awards and/or consult program staff responsible for the particular award you are interested in.
Fulbright US Scholar Program Eligibility
To apply for the U.S. Scholar Program, candidates must have the following profile:
- You must hold a U.S. citizenship to be eligible to apply. Permanent residence is not sufficient.
- Candidates who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the application deadline are ineligible. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year constitutes a full year.
- Applicants should meet degree, experience and professional qualifications requirements of their chosen programme.
- Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar award are eligible to apply for another award two years after the date of completion of the previous award.
- Recipients of a Fulbright Specialist Program grant are not required to adhere to the two-year waiting period before applying for a Fulbright Scholar award.
- The U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and of public or private organizations under contract to the U.S. Department of State employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright award until one year after termination of such employment.
- UCL Denys Holland Scholarship;
- Government of Taiwan Fellowships in Social Sciences and Humanities;
- University of Brunei Darussalam Scholarships for Masters & PhD;
- Central South University Scholarship for International Students;
- Australia Awards Scholarships for Development;
- SUSTech Integrated Master-PhD and PhD Scholarships.
Eligible applicants who want to apply for the Fulbright US Scholar Program must follow steps below:
- Register your interest in My Fulbright to receive periodic notifications about awards in your preferred region and/or discipline.
- Review the Eligibility and Application Checklist.
- Download the application instructions.
- Click on the apply button below to begin your application.
All required application components, including letters of recommendation must be complete and submitted by . For more information on the 2021-22 Fulbright US Scholar Program, please visit the official page.