What is the Fulbright Scholar Program for Faculty?

The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 with the goal of expanding and strengthening relationships between the people of the United State and citizens of the world through teaching and research. The Fulbright Scholar Program  is 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 program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries every year.

Fulbright awards are highly prestigious and provide excellent opportunities for scholarly and career development.   The opportunity to live and work in a different country allows Fulbright scholars to build lifelong networks and connections with international colleagues and students that enrich their teaching and research.  Faculty may apply for Fulbright awards at any stage of their career and may combine a Fulbright experience with a sabbatical or other such award.

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.

If you would like to apply for Fulbright, the International Center can provide support by

  • Reviewing your application and providing feedback
  • Introducing you to a network of UF Fulbright alumni who can share their experiences with you
  • Including you in events for potential Fulbright applicants

If you are considering applying for a Fulbright award or have any questions, please email Claire Anumba at the International Center.

If you are applying for any of the programs below you might be eligible for the University of Florida Fulbright Faculty Support Program.

  • The Fulbright Scholar program (not flex)
  • Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship
  • Fulbright Distinguished Scholar (not flex)

Fulbright Lecture Committee

The UF Fulbright Lecture Committee provides opportunities for returned Fulbright scholars to share their experiences and to network and exchange with other UF Fulbright scholars in promoting the programs on campus. For more information on the campus committee, please contact Claire Anumba

List of Current Members: