Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar 2025-26 Competition is now open!

The deadline is September 16, 2024.

This year's competition offers over 400 awards in more than 135 countries to teach, conduct research, and carry out professional projects.  Fulbright awards are budgeted to cover travel and living costs in-country for the grantee and their accompanying dependents, but can vary by host country and award type.

Applications are submitted directly by you and awards made directly to you (not through SU); and are typically aligned with your planned sabbatical. 

Note: you can only apply to one award per cycle.

Get started here!

Need help with where to start, identifying awards, or the application process, read on or contact Laura Spitz SU's Fulbright Scholar Liaison.

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program was established by Congress in 1946 and is the United States' flagship international educational and cultural exchange program for professionals and academics. The program is administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE) and funded by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Every year, more than 900 awards are made to U.S. Scholars.

The program builds networks of scholars, promotes collaborations, encourages international partnerships, strengthens international competencies, and increases global understanding. 

The benefits of participating in the Fulbright Scholar Program are many:

  • Expand your professional networks
  • Bring a global context to your scholarship
  • Become more multicultural in the classroom
  • Be an ambassador for international exchange
  • Gain professional recognition
  • Become part of a robust alumni network
  • Plus, the majority of awards are family friendly!

Below provides an overview of the program and application process:

Upcoming Fulbright Scholar Webinars

The IIE-hosted webinars will feature the U.S. Scholar Program, awards and the application process. Register to join and learn more:

Visit the Webinar Schedule for details about events throughout the competition, featuring specific countries, regions and disciplines. 

Note that any times listed for webinars or other live resource events are in U.S. Eastern time. Can't join live? All webinars are archived on our site here.

Fulbright Scholar Awards

Application Process

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