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. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Under a cooperative agreement with the Bureau, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) assists in the administration of the Fulbright Scholar Program for faculty and professionals.
The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is pleased to announce that the core Fulbright U.S. Scholars Program competition is now open. 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.
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. A full calendar of webinars, as well as an archive of webinars previously conducted this year is available online at http://www.cies.org/Webinar/
This webinar will offer advice about preparing a strong project statement as part of your application for a Fulbright Scholar grant. Participants will also have a chance to go over the materials available on the CIES website. As with all webinars, there will be an opportunity to ask questions, either general or specific. We will do our best to answer as many questions as possible at the end of the presentation.
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, or to register, please go to: www.cies.org/Webinar or contact Michelle Streeter-Ferrari, Director of the University Center for International Education at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 937-775-5745.
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. In addition, they receive a monthly stipend, basic medical insurance, a settling-in allowance, and a professional allowance for travel, books and other expenses. For more information please follow the link: 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 CIES staff.
For more information about Flex Grants within the Fulbright Scholar Program, and to view a list of countries offering these types of awards, please visit our website: 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, attendance at cultural events and briefings on education. For more information please follow the link: http://www.cies.org/IEA/
Fulbright New Century Scholars
Each year 25-30 outstanding research scholars and professionals from the U.S. and abroad will be selected as NCS Fellows through an open competition. Under the leadership of an appointed Distinguished Scholar Leader, NCS Fellows engage in multidisciplinary collaboration of the highest quality on a topic of global significance and universal concern. Topics change yearly. For more information please follow the link: http://www.cies.org/NCS/
Fulbright Senior Specialists Program
Fulbright Senior Specialist activities will be designed to 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 be in any country worldwide which has U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission Office. For more information please follow the link: 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. All of the information is available on our website (www.killamfellowships.com/). (Please note that the application deadline is January 31st.)
Visiting Fulbright Scholar Programs/Scholar-in-Residence Program
Individual Fulbright grants are available for overseas scholars to conduct research or pursue combined lecturing and research in the U.S. under the Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program. Deadlines vary for each country. Grants range from two months to an academic year. For more information please follow the link: http://www.cies.org/sir/
Occasional Lecturer Program
Funds are available for any of the 800 Visiting Fulbright Scholars to travel to campuses and local communities for short-term guest lectures. The scholars' round-trip travel costs are covered by the Fulbright Program. The institution issuing the invitation is asked to pay for local transportation, accommodations and meals, or offer an honorarium. There is no deadline. For more information please follow the link: http://www.cies.org/sir/olp
Fulbright Student Scholarship
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for recent graduates, postgraduate candidates, and developing professionals and artists to conduct career-launching study and research abroad.
For more information please visit Fulbright Program Web Page.
Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program
This program provides short-term study/travel seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities for the purpose of improving their understanding and knowledge of the people and culture of another country(ies). There are approximately seven to ten seminars with fourteen to sixteen participants in each seminar annually. Seminars are four to six weeks in duration. All seminars are held outside of Western Europe. The deadline will be in October 2004. For more information please follow the link: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpssap/index.html
Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program
This program provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Projects may include short-term seminars, curriculum development, group research or study, or advanced intensive language programs.
Projects must focus on the humanities, social sciences, and languages, and must focus on one or more of the following areas: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean), East Central Europe and Eurasia, and the Near East. No deadline has yet been released. For more information please follow the link: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/index.html
Fulbright-Hays Research Abroad Program
This program provides grants to institutions of higher education to fund faculty to maintain and improve their area studies and language skills by conducting research abroad for periods of 3 to 12 months. Proposals focusing on Western Europe are not eligible. The deadline will be in October 2004. For more information please follow the link: http://www.ed.gov/programs/iegpsfra/index.html
Evan Osborne, Ph.D., professor of economics in the Raj Soin College of Business, was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to teach Global Economics at Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan, from September 2008 to January 2009.
Matias Iberico, a student of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Peru in medical sciences, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Iberico is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2010-2011 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
The new Fulbright Nexus Program is one of several projects encouraged by President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as they seek to adapt the program to changing needs.