The Fulbright Scholar Program offers teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries for the 2014-2015 academic year. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators.
In order to meet the changing needs of academia and develop new options to better accommodate the interests and commitments of today’s scholars, the program has introduced several innovations to the 2014-2015 program, including scholarships for short-term visits, early career scholars, and supplemental income grants. In the core program, restrictions on new applications by previous recipients have been lifted.
Fulbright Flex Awards
- For scholars who wish to conduct multiple stays of one to three months in the host country over a period of two to three years.
Fulbright Postdoctoral/Early Career Awards
- Opportunities for U.S. scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees – typically within the five previous years.
Salary Stipend Supplements
- A supplemental grant for scholars on teaching or teaching/research grants to certain countries which offsets the difference in an individual’s salary.
Teaching English as a Foreign Language Awards
- Opportunities for scholars specializing in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
Core Program for U.S. Scholars
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. With the launch of the 2014-15 Core Fulbright Scholar Program competition, restrictions regarding previous Fulbright experiences have been lifted by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about these opportunities, and hundreds of others, by visiting the Catalog of Awards. Every week the Fulbright Scholars Program offers numerous free webinars for U.S. scholars focused on specific regions, disciplines and application preparation.
The application deadline for most awards is August 1, 2013. U.S. citizenship is required. Contact the Council for the International Exchange of Scholars at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. At the University of Rochester, contact Todd St. Vrain, Manager for International Initiatives (email@example.com). Graduate student applicants from the Eastman School of Music should contact Professor Timothy Scheie at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application.