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Grants to USA Academics and Professionals for Research and Teaching Opportunities Abroad

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program


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U.S. Department of State (DOS) - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)
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Important Dates
Deadline: 09/15/23 11:59 PM PST Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA professionals, scholars, journalists, scientists, and artists for professional projects abroad. Grants are intended to cover the cost of travel, living costs in-country, and the cost of a stipend. Eligible individuals may apply for projects in teaching, research, and professional projects in more than 130 countries.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
U.S. citizenship
- Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent residence is not sufficient.

Prior Fulbright Scholar Awards
- Note: Recipients of a Fulbright Scholar grant are eligible to apply for another Fulbright Scholar grant two years after the date of completion of the previous grant. For the 2024-25 program, this means your grant must have ended by September 15, 2021.

Department of State employees and their immediate family
- Employees and their immediate families (i.e. spouses and dependent children) of the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development, and of public or private organizations under contract to the U.S. Department of State are ineligible to apply for a Fulbright award until one year after termination of such employment.

For more detailed information, please review the additional eligibility factors:

Residency abroad
- Applicants who have resided abroad for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the application deadline are ineligible. A period of nine months or more during a calendar year constitutes a full year.

Pre-Proposal Conference
A range of webinars will be held to learn about opportunities around the world.


Pre-Application Information
Application Deadline: September 15, 2023, 11.59 PM PST

- February: Program competition opens.
- September: IIE reviews applications for program eligibility and technical completeness. Applicants will be notified if any required application component is missing, and asked to provide additional documentation as needed. Only complete applications will be forwarded to the peer reviewers.
- October-November: Peer Review Committees evaluate applications, meeting in Washington, D.C. to review and determine whether or not applications are recommended for further consideration in the host country. Peer Review committees are primarily structured by discipline whereby a group of peers in your discipline will read and assess your application to determine if it meets the review criteria.
- December: Applicants are notified by email whether or not their application has been recommended for further consideration in the host country. Please let IIE know if your email address changed since you submitted your application.
- December - May: Public Affairs Sections of U.S. Embassies (Posts) or binational Fulbright Commissions overseas review recommended applications and nominate candidates for selection.
- January - June: All recommended candidates are forwarded to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for approval.
IIE notifies candidates whether they have been selected to receive a Fulbright award. This notification is also emailed. Please let IIE know if your email address changed since you submitted your application.
- June - Onward: Grant details are finalized and grants may begin per start dates listed in the Catalog of Awards. For some countries, an orientation may be scheduled for applicants selected for grants.


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For a list of contacts according to areas, see the following link:

IIE/CIES - 1400 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.686.4000
Fax: 202.686.4029

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