Fulbright Scholars Program (CIES)

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research. 


  • U.S. citizenship
  • A Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree (including a master’s depending on the field) as appropriate at the time of application.
  • College or university teaching experience at the level and in the field of the proposed lecturing activity as specified in the award description at the time of application.
  • Foreign language proficiency as specified in the award description or as required for the completion of the proposed project. (Note: Except in certain world areas and countries, lecturing is in English.)
  • Limits apply to previous Fulbright Scholar grantees

Application Requirements:

  • Application form
  • Project Statement
  • Tailored curriculum vitae or resume, including publications list (up to eight pages for Distinguished Chair Program applicants and six pages for all others.)
  • Three reference letters
  • If applicable (consult award description to determine whether the following are required): Letter of invitation or other relevant correspondence from abroad or language proficiency report
  • Research awards only: Select bibliography (up to 3 pages)
  • Teaching awards only: Course syllabi (up to 10 pages total)

See the Fulbright Scholars site for the catalog of awards and more information. 

IIE New Leaders Award for Mutual Understanding

The IIE New Leaders Group Award for Mutual Understanding was created to recognize the outstanding work of one recent or current Fulbright Scholar grantee who actively promotes mutual understanding between the United States and another country. The $5,000 award must be used to continue the project. 

For more information and to download the application, please see the IIE website