Fulbright

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Associate Professor Sally Lamping will research the Australian education system and how it educates immigrants as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar. Read more in the Wright State Newsroom

The 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. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

Application

A series of webinars have been designed for the Fulbright Scholar Program to highlight specific world regions, components of the application, and academic fields within the context of the Program. View archived webinars and a calendar of upcoming topics at http://www.cies.org/Webinar/.

Webinars offer advice about preparing a strong project statement as part of the application for a Fulbright Scholar grant. Participants will also have a chance to go over the materials available on the Council for International Exchange of Scholars website. As with all webinars, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, either general or specific. 

Visit the website for a catalog of awards, tips for applying, content guidelines, review criteria and more: www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards

For more information, contact Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director of the University Center for International Education at michelle.streeter@wright.edu or at 937-775-5745.

U.S. Exchange and Program Grants

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

Funds are available to U.S. faculty to be a scholar abroad in over 140 countries. Round-trip travel is provided for scholars, as well as a monthly stipend, basic medical insurance, a settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance for travel, books and other expenses. For more information, visit http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/

Fulbright Flex Awards

In order to engage U.S. scholars currently unable to spend extended periods of time abroad, the Fulbright Program welcomes applications from scholars who propose multiple stays of one-to-three months in the host country over a period of two-to-three years. The total proposed visits should equal approximately one semester of exchanges.

In addition to their primary research or teaching activities, flex award scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host-country academic community. Some programs may offer opportunities for multi-country research, but these should be discussed with the appropriate Council for International Exchange of Scholars staff.

For more information about Flex Grants within the Fulbright Scholar Program, visit http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/catalog/2014-2015/FLEX/

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program

U.S. international education administrators can apply for two-to-three-week summer seminars in Germany, Japan, or Korea. The seminars are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher-education systems of these countries through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, and cultural events and briefings on education. For more information, visi http://www.cies.org/IEA/

Fulbright Senior Specialists Program

Fulbright Senior Specialist activities provide U.S. faculty and professionals with opportunities to collaborate with professional counterparts overseas on curriculum and faculty development, institutional planning and a variety of other activities. The program awards grants ranging from two-to-six weeks and makes use of serial grants. Can take place in any country which has U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission Office. For more information, visit http://www.cies.org/specialists/

Fulbright Canada's undergraduate exchange program, Killam Fellowships Program

The Killam Fellowships Program offers American undergraduate students the opportunity to spend either one semester or a full academic year as an exchange student in Canada. The fellowship carries a value of $5,000 per semester, and includes health insurance for the duration of the exchange. The program also includes a three-day seminar in Ottawa (Canada's capital) and Washington, DC, and additional funding to explore other parts of Canada. Information is available at www.killamfellowships.com. The application deadline is January 31.