Fulbright was established in 1946 to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United State and citizens of the world through teaching and research. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by The Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES). The Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries.

Fulbright strives to ensure that it reflects the diversity of U.S. society and societies abroad. Participation from traditionally underrepresented audiences in all grants, programs and other initiatives is encouraged. The grants are available to faculty, administrators and professionals at all stages of an academic career.

Benefits of Fulbright:

  • Meet and exchange ideas with people from a different country
  • Broaden your horizons in teaching, research and scholarship
  • Add international dimensions to teaching and curriculum choices
  • Make lifelong international connections with colleagues and students adding depth and new perspectives to your work
  • Enhance your research
  • Help fund your sabbatical
  • Have the experience of not just visiting but living in a different country

The International Center also helps with reviewing Fulbright applications by providing feedback on project statements and materials. For more information, contact Claire Anumba.

The International Center works closely with the North Florida Chapter Fulbright Association. The Chapter provides Fulbright alumni and visiting Fulbrighters with diverse opportunities for networking, professional development, mentoring, cultural enrichment, and community service. For more information on the Chapter, contact Dr. Charles Guy.

Useful Resource on Applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award