Fulbright US Scholar Program

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers U.S. faculty and administrators grants to lecture, conduct research, or participate in seminars around the world. The program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

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 Workshop for faculty and professionals. Learn more here: www.cies.org.


Within the Fulbright Scholar Program, there are different opportunities in which to participate.
There is no longer a limit to the number of programs you can complete. You may
participate in any combination of programs as much as you’d like.

CORE – Deadline: August 1

The Core Fulbright Scholar Program selects about 600 U.S. faculty and professionals each year
to lecture and/or conduct research abroad. Opportunities are available in many countries in a
variety of academic and professional fields.

Specialist – Deadline: Rolling

This program is designed to award grants to qualified U.S. faculty and professionals, in select
disciplines, to engage in short-term collaborative 2 to 6 week projects at host institutions in over
100 countries worldwide.

International Education Administrators – Deadline: varies by location

The International Education Administrators seminars program helps international education
professionals and senior higher education officials from the U.S. create connections with the
societal, cultural, and higher education systems of select countries.

Distinguished Chairs Program – Deadline: August 1

The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program selects approximately forty distinguished lecturing,
distinguished research, and distinguished lecturing/research scholars each year for awards
ranging from three to 12 months. Candidates should have a significant publication and teaching

Other Opportunities

In addition to the four awards listed above, there may be other awards and seminars being
offered. Please check http://www.cies.org/Fulbright_programs.htm for the latest opportunities.

Scholar in Residence Program
This program brings visiting scholars and professionals from abroad to lecture at U.S. colleges
and universities for one semester or one academic year. Preference is given to Minority Serving
Institutions, but others may apply as part of a partnership.

Outreach Lecturing Fund
An opportunity which enables Fulbright Visiting Scholars who are currently in the U.S. to accept
short, guest lecturing invitations at colleges and universities.

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.

The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program

Offers educators the opportunity to exchange teaching positions with a teacher from another country for one semester or academic year.

The Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching Program

Recognizes and encourages excellence in primary and secondary classroom teaching in the U.S. and abroad.


Catalog of Awards

Interested faculty and professionals are encouraged to learn more about specific opportunities by
visiting http://catalog.cies.org/.


Campus Representative at Montclair State University

Domenica Dominguez

Interim Executive Director, The Office of International Engagement



The Fulbright Student Program for university students is different from the Fulbright Scholar
Program. Students should contact Domenica Dominguez for more information about this

Application Deadlines and Eligibility Requirements

The application deadline for most awards is August 1 – see individual programs for details. U.S. citizenship is required. For other eligibility requirements and detailed award descriptions visit the CIES website at

http://www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/Eligibility.htm or contact them at scholars@iie.org.

Previous Scholars from Montclair State University

Montclair State University Fulbright Scholars

If you have received a Fulbright Scholar grant and your name is not included, please reach the Global

Education Center so we can add you to the list.

List of all previous scholars from around the U.S.