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Deadline: September 15, 2021 00:00 CEST| Apply here
Eligibility: Applicants must hold U.S. citizenship at the time of application. Permanent residence is not sufficient. The criteria vary regarding each award.
Location: The United States

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2021

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is the largest program of its kind in the United States, awarding more than 800 fellowships annually.

Over 400 different types of opportunities are available to teach, research and conduct professional projects in more than 135 countries.

Whether you are higher education faculty and administrators, or, professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, and independent scholars outside of the academy, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program has international opportunities to fit your needs and further your goals.

The Awards

  • Fulbright Scholar Awards

Fulbright Scholar Awards comprise the bulk of awards offered and include opportunities for professionals, artists, and scholars at all career-levels.

Location and eligibility vary across all awards, and some awards may be restricted to certain career levels or types of scholars. This information is outlined in the award description.

The Global Scholar Award and the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship are unique opportunities within the Scholar awards.

  • Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Awards

Distinguished Scholar awards are viewed as the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Awards are open to scholars who have more than seven years of experience in their discipline or area of expertise, though some awards may further restrict eligibility.

Distinguished Scholars are expected to actively engage host institutions in a spirit of promoting mutual understanding and sharing knowledge.

  • Fulbright Postdoctoral Awards

Postdoctoral Awards provide recently graduate scholars an opportunity to conduct research and receive professional training abroad. Awards may involve limited teaching.

Postdocs are open to scholars who will have received a doctoral degree (Ph.D., J.D., M.D., Ed.D., etc.) within five years of the fellowship start date. Degree conferment before the start of the award is mandatory. Institutional affiliation in the U.S. is not required.

  • Fulbright International Education Administrator Awards

This award provides international education professionals and senior higher education officials an opportunity to engage in a two-week intensive seminar to learn about the host country’s education system and establish networks of U.S. and international colleagues.

Interested in applying for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.


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