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Faculty Fulbright Award Programs

Over 800 grants in more than 125 countries are available to conduct research, teach, or provide specialist consultative services to institutions abroad. Links to the main scholar programs are shown below.

  • Fulbright Faculty Program Information – Over 800 grants in more than 125 countries are awarded to U.S. faculty to participate in a variety of programs, such as the Core Fulbright Scholar Awards, International Administrator Awards, Fulbright Specialist Awards, Fulbright Global Scholar Award, or Fulbright Arctic Initiative Awards. (Next Deadline: August 1, 2017)
  • Fulbright-Hayes Group Projects Abroad  - Develop a group project around a specific theme and get partial support for its costs abroad. (Next deadline:  Not yet announced, usually around March 1 annually.)
  • Fulbright Administrator Abroad Awards - Through the Fulbright International Education Administrators Programs, U.S. higher education administrators can participate in a fully funded, intensive, two-week seminar in one of six countries. Seminars include campus visits with a cross-section of universities and colleges; briefings with faculty and administrators, government officials, and leading educational experts; and tours of historical and cultural sites. Next Deadlines:  India and Taiwan  (Deadline: August 1, 2017); Russia (Deadline: October 16, 2017); Japan and Korea (Deadline: November 1, 2017); France and Germany (Deadline: February 1, 2018)

CCU currently has 17 former Fulbrighters among its current faculty and staff, and 13 former Fulbrighters among its retired faculty and staff. To see a complete list of recent CCU recipients of the Fulbright award and all Fulbrighters on campus, please click here.

When can I apply?

Applications are welcomed annually usually with a deadline of around August 1 each year. Faculty are encouraged to begin the process early to determine support documentation required and to secure, if required or recommended, support letters from institutions abroad.

How does the program work?

Programs are focused on teaching, research or both. Some programs are for core specialist support and others are administrator programs.

Join the CCU Fulbright Council

All faculty and staff are welcome to participate in the CCU Fulbright Council. The council will support promotional efforts to encourage and mentor CCU faculty, staff, and students in completing Fulbright applications and sharing the outreach of those who have recently completed their programs. For more information, please click here.

First Steps to a Fulbright

  1. Look at the description of the awards available for your discipline at http://www.cies.org/programs.
  2. Consult the helpful free webinars to assist in your application development as well as CCU-scheduled mentoring programs.
  3. Reach out to the mentoring support for application development by communicating with Dr. Domke-Damonte, Fulbright Program Advisor at ddamonte@coastal.edu to get collegial reviews of your application materials.
  4. Give yourself plenty of time! In most cases for the research/teaching programs, you will need to secure a letter of affiliation from an institution in the country to which you are applying.
  5. Pay attention to deadlines as no late or incomplete applications are processed!
    • August 1, 2017: Deadline for completed applications for the 2018/19 cycle