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Fulbright Programs


Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.

As part of our strategic commitment to Connecting Globally, Montclair State University faculty, staff and students participate in numerous prestigious international scholarship and exchange programs. Montclair State University is particularly proud of our continuing participation in the Fulbright Programs, and the Office of International Engagement is the central resource on campus for both U.S. and Foreign Fulbright Programs.

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

View the official website for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

View more information and deadlines for Montclair State University applicants.

Applications for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program are open!

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Rising seniors, graduate students and recent graduates can receive funding to study, research or teach English abroad.   Applicants from ALL academic fields are welcome!   

Read about Montclair State Fulbright Grant Recipients, Jeremy Fishman and Tiffany Soares.

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Headshot of Tiffany Soares.

The Fulbright Program in Brief

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program has provided approximately 318,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program Study/Research Award grants scholarships to U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals, scientists and artists selected through a national, merit-based competition for study and research abroad. Academic fields include the social sciences, humanities and the sciences. The Program emphasizes leadership development.

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program places U.S. students, primarily new college graduates, as English teaching assistants in schools or universities overseas, where they increase foreign students’ English language abilities and knowledge of the United States. They are integrated in the host community, which improves their own foreign language skills and knowledge of the host country. ETAs also pursue individual study/research plans in addition to their teaching responsibilities.

Montclair State’s Fulbright Program

Learn more about the Montclair State University Fulbright Program Application Process. 

How Do I Apply?

  • Start an application on the Fulbright website OR contact the Montclair State University Fulbright Program Advisor for an appointment to discuss which program might be right for you and how to apply.
  • The Fulbright Program Advisor for the U.S. Student Program for Montclair State University is Domenica Dominguez, Director,International Engagement Fulbright Student Program Advisor

Fulbright Foreign Student and Scholar Program

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program
Enables graduate students, young professionals and artists from abroad to conduct research and study in the United States.

The Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
Brings foreign scholars, professionals, and artists to lecture and/or conduct post-doctoral research for up to a year at U.S. colleges and universities.

Fulbright U.S. 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 at


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: See CORE page 

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 two to six week projects at host institutions in over 100 countries worldwide.

International Education Administrators – Deadline: varies by location, check International Education Administrators page

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: See Distinguished Chairs Program page

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 history.

Other Opportunities

In addition to the four awards listed above, there may be other awards and seminars being offered. Please check the CIES listing of Fulbright Programs 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 Fulbright Distinguished 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 the CIES catalog.

Application Deadlines and Eligibility Requirements

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

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 contact the Office of International Engagement so we can add you to the list.

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

Fulbright Gateway Program

Fulbright Gateway Orientation Program

Welcome to Montclair State University
Fulbright Gateway Orientation Program
August 5 – August 9, 2019

About Montclair State University

Montclair State University is a distinguished institution chosen by international students from more than 85 nations! Established in 1908, Montclair State University is a leading university in New Jersey and is designated a national Research Doctoral University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Its eleven colleges and schools serve 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students with more than 300 doctoral, master’s and baccalaureate level programs. The beautiful, 252-acre (102 hectares) campus is just 12 miles (19 kilometers) from New York City, and 1-1/2 hours from the Jersey Shore beaches. Over 5,000 students live on campus in a safe and welcoming environment. The Office of International Engagement fosters a welcoming environment for international students, faculty and scholars who join our diverse community. It supports students during the admissions, immigration, arrival to campus, and orientation processes – from day one to graduation.

About Fulbright Gateway Orientation Program

As Fulbrighters: The Gateway Orientation Program provides an overview of the Fulbright Program, administration of grants, and students’ rights and responsibilities as exchange visitors. The Program also aims to provide professional development activities and leadership training to Fulbright students. Sessions and activities are considered in light of the overall goal of the Fulbright Program: to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

As foreign students: The Gateway Orientation assists Fulbright foreign students with their entry into U.S. academic programs (either masters or doctoral) through an introduction to the U.S. academic system and culture. The Gateway Orientation also provides the Fulbrighters with an overview of the resources offered at a typical U.S. college or university, including healthcare options. Gateway Orientations are also an opportunity for Fulbright grantees to experience and learn about U.S. regional culture and its highlights.

Fulbright Gateway Orientation Agenda 2019

Arrival Information

Fulbright Student Arrival Questionnaire

Students that are assigned to the Fulbright Gateway Orientation Program please click the above questionnaire to let us know your arrival and departure schedule and any dietary restrictions.

We will have three time slots for three shuttles at the Newark, NJ Airport. We will have faculty/staff to meet you at Newark Airport.

Fullbright Gateway Orientation Logistical Arrangements

Airport Shuttle Times Fulbright 2019

Additional Information and Resources

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Institute of International Education

U.S. Department of State

Fulbright Partner Agencies

Contact Us

Office of International Engagement

Keith Johnson, International Project Recruitment Coordinator

Jane Ann Williams, Associate Provost